Day 5: Sunday
Today we began the day with attending Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The 10:15 Mass we attended featured a magnificent choir. Even though the church is currently undergoing construction it was a fun experience to hear a message from the archbishop of New York.
We took our first trip to the 30 Rock Building for our daily Starbucks break. After enjoying our coffee treats we made our way over to Central Park, where stopped at a number of food trucks, and made our way over to the park to enjoy lunch. We experienced mixed feelings about our food we ate.
After lunch, we made our way over to the historical aircraft carrier the “Intrepid” which was used during World War II. Set on the Hudson River, we enjoyed the views of many airplanes, helicopters, as well as the interior and exterior of the aircraft itself.
Next, we took the subway over towards Battery Park, where we boarded the ship “Clipper City”. This modern replica of nineteenth century schooner took us around the Hudson River where we were able to take in the breathtaking views of the city and the Statue of Liberty. Most of us were surprised by how cold the boat ride was, and ended up wrapping in blankets and ordering hot chocolate – and normal hot chocolate, at that.
Once back ashore, we walked to the subway where we came across a pleasant surprise – a completely empty train! We all enjoyed this freedom on the train playing “subway surfing”, creating our own private jungle-gym aboard a speeding car.
After getting off on our stop, we walked the rest of the way to the Rockefeller Plaza. After a little trouble we found Chipotle, and ate there. After a delicious dinner, we had plans to go to Top of the Rock, but had to reschedule due to the long wait.
Instead we returned to the hotel for the earliest evening so far, and enjoyed some relaxation.
Walking Stats: 11.2 MILES