Last year, Ellis Island was swamped and shuttered by Sandy, but after a year of reconstruction, it’s once again open for visitors.
So many of us in the U.S. trace our beginnings to Ellis Island and much of New York was built by immigrant groups who arrived from 1892 to 1954.
Waterborne getaways this year will have a new feel, and heightened safety, thanks to a major new Coast Guard regulation.
The family is in the car, but the spinning numbers on the gas pump are assaulting the distance we’ll be traveling on this weekend getaway. So, let’s try to do it round-trip on one tank. Maybe a little left over to get to work Monday morning.