Saturday, January 14, 2017

Being Outdoors is a Total Game Changer

When the stress creeps in, the uclers show up and the acne pops I know that it's time for me to recharge. The best way I find to recharge is to get outdoors, be close to water, and just be alone with all my thoughts. I carry my camera with me everywhere these days and it's great for when I get inspired once I am outdoors.

This past week has been great in terms of reconnecting with friends; dinner on Monday night locally at Cheesecake Factory and dinner in Hoboken on Wednesday night at Las Olas Sushi Bar & Grill. Being extremely early on Wednesday I decided to stop at Liberty State Park before arriving in Hoboken. With stunning views of the Manhattan Skyline, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and One World Trade Center you want to visit this park the next time your in New Jersey. The park is also home to the Liberty Science Center, The Historical Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, Liberty House Restaurant, Maritime Parc Restaurant and so much more.

The Historical Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal


The Tracks 

Two Cars

Emptiness


"The Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial is the official State of New Jersey's Memorial that honors the memory of the 749 people that lived in or had ties to New Jersey that lost their lives at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001." Walking through the memorial for the first time was surreal. The photos below are just some that I took over the hour and half I walked around. I saw other photographers, a bride and groom, runners and a family having a snack on the benches overlooking the Hudson.

Never Forget 
The Manhattan Skyline




































I am looking forward to more days of getting outdoors while exploring State Parks and Beaches. There will be plenty of writing and photography in my future as well. 

How do you recharge? Do you have a favorite Park? Hike Recommendations?

XoXo,
Tracy 





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