I was going through some old photos of ourr 2007 trip to NEw York and Washington D.C. We loved D.C. and thought it was the highlight of our trip. Come on...Barrak Obama was about to be inaguarated as our first black president...not to mention the White House tour, the monuments, the museums, and more. The place was eletric and I personally felt it.
But...there was something about some of these images I took while in New York that really feed me. The images of ground zero and the beginning of what we now call the Americas Tower. Visiting the fire station directly across from the World Trade Center where many lives were lost. Standing at the foot of the statue of liberty and thinking about how many people pinned their hopes and lives on this country.
Everything we saw was amzaing to me, even standing in New Jersey and viewing the New York skyline with old friends that we just met for the first time. The trip was magical, heart wrenching, and hopeful. I don't think I'll ever forget it.