Liberty State Park

Liberty State Park is a beautiful park on the Hudson River with great views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Lower Manhattan, and the World Trade Center.

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When Dan and I lived in Hoboken, NJ, I used to run here from our apartment. Today we walked the waterfront pathway and found a shady spot for our picnic.

Liberty State Park | New York City | One Wild Flock

James snoozed in his car seat while Dan and I ate. The weather was gorgeous, not a cloud in the sky.

Liberty State Park | New York City | One Wild Flock

We are very lucky that Dan has paternity leave, which he started a few days before I returned to work. We were able to spend a few days off together as a family.

We lounged by the waterfront and watched the sight seeing helicopters circle the Statue of Liberty.

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I don’t think there could be a better way to spend one of my last days of maternity leave than a lazy afternoon at Liberty State Park. Some day we’ll teach James about the importance of this place, but today I just held him and savored our precious time together.

Liberty State Park | New York City | One Wild Flock

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