I went to NY back in 1997. It was my sister and best friend LaNae's senior trip and I was able to tag along. It was a blast! We did all the tourist things and shopped, and shopped. This is a crummy picture of the towers. I am glad that I have this picture and that we had the opportunity to take the long scary elevator to the observation deck. Ten years ago I was getting my first grade classroom ready for the day. It was my first year teaching. I was single and living with a friend and my whole life ahead of me. Ten years later I am married to my high school sweetheart with three kiddos, a mini van and a house. I am so thankful to be an American and to live with the wonderful people who picked up the pieces of this disaster and managed to carry on. Thank you America!