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Joe Blogs & The Skateboard of Liberty!

Smart Boy About Town strikes a pose at the Statue of Liberty, NYC

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Hi, it's me, Joe.

I'm all for freedom and liberty, and there's no better way for a boy to express his free spirit than by whizzing around on his skateboard (no matter that I occasionally come a cropper). Here I am, posing (which is what I do best) in the Land of the Free with my trusty skateboard. 

Now you might wander what you do at the Statue of Liberty. Well, you could scale its 354 steps if you're feeling energetic (it was handily closed when we were there so that wasn't an option), or you can wander – oe speed if you have a skateboard – round the circular walkway of Liberty Island admiring the view. Or you can buy anything and everything Liberty-related in the shop.

Joe's wardrobe: T-Shirt by Lands' End; shorts by Hackett; Skateboard (of Liberty) by Billabong.

Joe's New York facts: There are 25 windows in Lady Liberty's crown, and the seven spikes on her crown represent either the seven oceans or the seven continents. (I know I'm hedging my bets here).

And why is Lady Liberty (oh la la, she's French you know) green? That's because she is made of copper, which has turned green due to oxidation (a chemical reaction between metal and water) from evaporation of the seawater surrounding it.

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