Since we were already there, we went ahead and stood in line to go inside. Talk about some tight security. We had to wait forever in line, all the while holding these credit card sized cards that could detect explosives on us. We entertained ourselves by buying a couple of souvenirs, like this little torch for the girls. There was no food allowed inside, so that kids were able to get a snack of all that was left in my purse. Finally, we went through what I think was a metal detector except that you had to stand there and they just jet-puffed air on you. Very strange. But in the end worth it because then we got to go inside the museum. That’s a picture of the original torch that she carried.
Her toes REALLY are that big! Leila thought they were a blast. She just kept rubbing them and playing with them. We finally had to pull her away. This is the view from inside of her and looking up. The spiral staircase leads all the way up to the top, but they don’t let the public go up there.
When you step outside though, it is SUPER windy. I thought we were going to blow away! And it was freezing too! But when you’re standing right underneath her, you get a sense of just how majestic she is. For those who haven’t been, I would definitely recommend it. It is really, really neat, and now the girls are even more obsessed with the Statue of Liberty.