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Oct 7, 2018 - Jury Duty, New York Promotions, Class Reunion, Custody Hearing (Disco Balls), Winter Work in the Keys is Possible

In my haste to get caught up on our travels with the last travel blog I forgot to consult a note on my phone and several other memory tools I use to help me remember things that happened during our travels. So, here are some things I may have forgotten to mention. At the first restaurant we ate at in Galveston (which I included the newspaper article about), Margie asked for some Bar-B-Que sauce and was told it would cost $1.59. A dollar and fifty nine cents just for BBQ sauce to put on her food. She decided it wasn’t worth it. The car we...

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OTR with M and R

Oct 1, 2018 - New York

Josh, Melissa and Kathy met us for our 4-hour NYC tour provided by Tour by Locals. Our driver, Raul, picked us up on time but said our guide went to the same address in Brooklyn! The two had worked together for years so Raul entertained/informed us in general for about an hour until we picked up Ibraham, a Muslim from Senegal. Ibraham was a character from the moment we met him. He joked with Raul and had clever insights into each of us very quickly. Has been in the US for 17 years, a tour guide for 8 and speaks 5 languages. We have had...

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Sep 30, 2018 - Newburgh to Manhattan, NY

I woke up to shower at 6:00 am to find no water in the entire camp! We were on the road by 9:30 and at our parking garage at 127 Perry (near 11th Avenue) by 12:30. Great garage in a residential area on the lower westside. Tried Uber but ultimately a taxi to our Airnbn at 763 2nd Avenue (between 40th and 41st). Ok, private, clean bath but grungy around walls etc. The other Kwellers were coming from Queens, needed to settle into their Spring Hills Suites Hotel and had work to do. Bob and I tried to get tickets for Come From Away but no go....

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Sep 21, 2018 - Art and more art

I had read about the exhibition of southern American artists before leaving on my trip and was really pleased to get there today. Not all of it focussed on slavery and its consequences, some work was fairly recent;one, for example illustrated 9/11 and another focussed on president Obama. There were some beautiful hand sewn patchwork quilts in mainly two local styles. One style, called log cabin, took me back to start when I saw a log cabin exhibition in Vancouver, any more and I'll have to change the title of the trip.𯘊 The cloth was often...

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Sep 20, 2018 - Croton Harmon, New York

Yesterday's travel from Philadelphia to New York went so well there's really nothing to write about. I found I could get 2 Amtrak trains all the way to Croton Harmon with a change at Penn Station which made the journey simple, and Adriana and Mel were at the station to meet me. After settling in, we had a short walk nearby, an early dinner and early to bed. This morning I slept until 10.30 tired after 4 days of exploring all Philadelphia had to offer. Cappuccino time slipped to 3m as a consequence and, as the the overcast morning had...

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Jul 13, 2018 - Upper Eastside Manhattan

Got to sleep in a little today. Checked out of hotel at 11:30 and took about 45 minutes for the valet to bring the car around as the battery was dead and they had to jump it. Today we are going to Julie’s granddaughter’s apartment to visit and spend the night. Was a little worried about driving in New York City but all went well. Julie drove, I was the front seat navigator, and Susan was the backseat navigator. We did have a problem with finding the parking garage because all the one way streets but Shelby met up with us when we got close...

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Jul 12, 2018 - One World Observatory and Broadway Show “Wicked”

Today’s plan is to visit the 911 site, One World Observatory (our appointment time 11am,am), walk the Brooklyn Bridge then walk over to China Town. A lot to do but time is running short. Taking the subway again today we got off at Cortlandt St and walked from there to the site of the Twin Towers. We viewed the 2 reflection pools where the towers stood, North Pool and South Pool with the victims names engraved around the ledge of each pool. A rose is place by the persons name if their birthday is that day. Entering the Oculus we stood there...

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Jul 11, 2018 - Statue of Liberty and Hudson River Cruise

This is a NO REST vacation!!!!!! Up at 6am out the door to get coffee at 8am then on the subway to Battery Park and the State of Liberty. We had no problem riding the subway. We got on at 47th St (by the Olive Garden) took the yellow R toward Downtown and got off at Whitehall St. We had reservations to go to the Pedestal at 12. Cost was $14 pp senior rate. The view from the Pedestal was wonderful. It was a climb of 195 steps up but we took the elevator up and walked down, easier that way! Took lots of pictures!!! Visited Castle Clinton and...

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Jun 22, 2018 - Fun Day in New York City

I arrived at my sister and brother-in-law's house in the Berkshires ( Massachusetts) last Monday. After some discussion it was decided to spend this weekend at their condo in Manhattan. Today we visited the birthplace of Teddy Roosevelt followed by a trip to Federal Hall. The docent at the Roosevelt house was magnificent! My sister and I were mesmorized by his presentation of T.R.'s early years , married life, adventures, accomplishments, hardaches, hardships, and attitude in dealing with each one. I loved touring Sagamore Hill last year,...

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Dec 23, 2017 - New York

The 'red-eye' flight from SF was great although our seating wasn't the best. Side-by-side instead of front-to-back would have been nice although Gilly did score a few head massages because of it. Our hotel was old but homely and quite well positioned near Carnegie Hill, just a few blocks from Central Park. Free afternoon wine, cheese and nibbles everyday went down well with us. Overnight snow and a 2 deg C daytime temperature definitely got our attention but was novel for us and good for our preparations. The following days did warm up a...

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cool down time

Nov 12, 2017 - to Westport by train - day trip

Sun 12th Nov - - - last full day, Westport day trip It’s another cold day and not expected to go above 7degC. Had breakfast in the room as normal (cereal and banana) and then at 9:20 called a Uber to take us to Central Station for the MetroNorth train to Westport. Departed at 10:02 and arrived at Westport at 11:16. Great to be welcomed by Brett again at the station. Very exciting to meet Fred and Sue - first time since the wedding in 2011. Chatted over coffees and then had some Thai for lunch. Kids were super excited to go down to Compo...

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Nov 11, 2017 - in New York - Veterans Parade,

Sat 11th Nov - - - Veterans Parade Great news - we’ve made arrangements with Brett and Lindsay for us to do a day visit tomorrow. Up and back by train same day. Will give us an opportunity to catch up with Lindsay’s folk who are down from Upstate New York for a few days. Exciting plan to finish off the holiday. Today’s Veteran’s Parade will occur from 11:15 through to 3:00 marching from Madison Sq Park on 23rd St right up 5th Avenue to 52nd St and be followed by a festival on sorts on 53rd. We set off at 10:45 along 57th St until we got to...

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