I got hundreds to thousands of photos through my life. A lot of which would match up to stories here on Cowabunga Corner, but for one reason or another they are not chosen. This does not mean that these photos are not worth sharing and do not hold stories of their own. I would like to keep sharing what I can here on the site, so whenever I can I will share a photo and a story to go along with the photo. If it’s a part of events that has been shared here, we will link back to the stories of the events themselves as well. Hope everyone enjoys. Today’s photo is at the Statue of Liberty.
In 1992 my family did an East Coast road trip for Turtle Con 92. After the convention we went to a few more locations before going home, including the Statue of Liberty. This is when my fear of heights was truly brought to the light. I knew I was scared of heights, but this was just a bit too much and I tried to face it.
Here I am relieved that we are no longer up at the top of the statue. As I went all the way up to the crown with my family. I was so thrilled to get down to the bottom of the steps. My mom was amused. This is a happy me. Miki is also in this picture.
Even though I was scared going up there, I am proud of myself for making the journey up. To say I got to look out the crown. The scariest part was being on those tiny steps that were used to go up there. The place was made for little people. I feel anyone who made that long and twisty trip up to the crown has all the right to be happy when they get out.
Have you been to the Statue of Liberty? Was the steps to go to the crown open? Did you go up? Please share memories, comments and questions below!