Remembering those lost on September 11th

My two days of R&R in order to rejuvenate and relax me after working overnight twice in the last month have left me even more sleep deprived and exhausted. What was I thinking? My poor kids! (who had to go to school after getting on a train at 3 AM last night). So I’m going to be a little slower than usual getting the game photos and story of our trip up. The two baseball games were supposed to be the primary focus of the trip, but actually ended up taking a back seat as we explored. So today enjoy some photos from yesterday, which seem fitting to post today. We spent the day being tourists and taking the ferry out to Liberty Island and Ellis Island to see the Statue of Liberty since neither I nor the kids had been there before, and along the way stumbled upon a flag tribute set up in Battery Park to honor those who served and lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th. Very moving. I don’t do well with speaking eloquently of painful events, so I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. [Photoset]

I may get the rest of the post and game photos up tonight. We had an absolutely wonderful time in “hostile” territory where we actually found Mets fans to be quite pleasant (once they verified we had no affection for the Phillies) and great baseball conversationalists.