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Apr 8, 2017 - Day 2 : New York

Good Evening Parents So today we have had a very busy day. First up was breakfast, a great many went to McDs this morning as flying 3000 miles to visit something that you can find in Odsal was overlooked. The others fully embracing the New York culture went to the deli next door which served what can only be described as 'American sized portions' of various things that will cause an arterial blockage. After that we hit the New York Subway for our trip to the south of Manhattan. Armed with nearly 400 dollars in $1 bills to pay for their...

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Apr 7, 2017 - Day One - New York

Good Evening Right. Somehow it is still Friday? I have no words that can be used to describe how crushingly tired I am. So today we travelled a fair distance and then persevered through the tiredness to see some sights. We started off with a trip to Grand Central Station, experienced the whispering walls and the ornate buildings, we then continued south to see the Empire State Building before stopping off just outside our hotel for our first session of obligatory tat buying. We are just meeting for dinner (it's only 20.15 here at the...

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Jan 8, 2017 - Sunday In New York City

Off out into the winter weather again all wrapped up. Fortunately it was no longer snowing but apparently we had about four inches of it yesterday. The roads were clear & most of the pavements had been salted or cleared so no problem getting about apart from the bitterly cold wind. We made our way via the subway to the catholic cathedral on 5th Avenue where we gate crashed none other than the bishop half way through mass. Pretty impressive building & the pews were nearly all full but we squeezed in one just off to one side. It must have...

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Jan 7, 2017 - New York, New York & Snow

At least the bed was comfortable & we got a good night's sleep. Still up early but didn't venture out till 9am. Snowy blizzard conditions & bitterly cold as we headed out to Central Park. Temperature down ten degrees fahrenheit below freezing overnight & the snow is laying well. We took the subway up 8th avenue to the South end of the park & struggling against the wind we headed in to look for some geocaches. Found a couple but conditions really not ideal. We wandered around for an hour or so but in the end we gave up & headed out of the...

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Dec 23, 2016 - Day in the City

With the exception of: 1) having to sit on the tarmac at the San Diego airport for 1-1/2 hours and the 2) terrible seats (would have been better to sit on a board) getting to New York over night was a piece of cake. Patti and I napped for a few hours and then headed to the city with David as our tour guide. Went to see the World Trade Center, and the Highline (repurposed rail line that ran through buildings, now a linear park)

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Nov 7, 2016 - Subway. Which way?

New York City (NYC) has a spaghetti subway system with little information, little space, a lot of heat, a lot of dirt, and a LOT of people (some of them quite dirty, too!). Having said that, we still managed to make great use of it to get us everywhere we wanted to go. We have been staying in New Jersey, rather than New York. Just a 25 minute bus ride directly from our hotel’s front door right into the centre of Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Station (right next door to Time Square). Prices for hotels in NYC (and even New Jersey – but not...

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In the USA 2016

Oct 21, 2016 - Iconic New York City

After we left Boston we decided to break up the trip to New York and stop in Smithfield, Rhode Island where we stayed at one of best Elks. It was situated along a beautiful lake but the best part was how we were treated! They couldn’t have been friendlier and treated us to drinks, food and their hospitality. If you use Elks Lodges, put this one on your must see list! The drive to Liberty Harbor RV Park was a bit of a challenge, to put it mildly. It is situated in Jersey City, New Jersey and to get there you need to have good directions and...

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Oct 18, 2016 - Gotham City

Over the years I have had a well documented love affair with Paris. However, it's an open relationship and I'm free to explore other cities. New York. Gotham. Welcome to the mix. My first visit was 11 years ago. I was young and very, very poor. We waited in the rain (tail end of a hurricane) for hours for free tickets to MoMA and ate street meat. The keychain I have to this day is a Tiffany knockoff because there was no way I could afford the real one on 5th Ave. Sex and the City was very popular and I remember saving money to buy ONE...

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Oct 1, 2016 - New York, New York

After a very rainy day in New York we had a much drier Saturday. We caught up with the Skinner Shaws for a good chat, wander round Central Park, and even a few drinks! It was so good to see them on their final leg home and hear all the news. They are now heading for Auckland and on to their new jobs, schools, home. Looking forward to hearing how they all get on. Walking back to our hotel in Times Square Izzy and I made a very last minute dash into a Broadway musical- Chicago. It was a great show and a lovely atmosphere for our final night...

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Our Year Out

Sep 2, 2016 - Day 7-Last Day in NYC

Last full day in NYC. Could have used a couple more days and another $100 for cabs. Walked 5.25 miles today. Didn't loose any weight ,but man are my legs sore. We started the day off with a visit to Macy's dept. store. Nice stuff but very pricey. Rode the escalators. Some had wooden treads. Next on to the Empire State Building. Rode all the way up to the 102nd floor. Beautiful views. But somewhat unnerving. Especially after 911. Was glad to reach terra firma when all was said and done. Lunch at the very nice State restaurant on the first...

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Bucket Trip #2

Sep 1, 2016 - Day 6. More fun

Fun but wet day. Bought umbrellas to start the day. Rode taxi to the tune of 25.00 one way to the battery to catch boat to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Both places were very impressive. Next stop onto the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Wow what a work of wonder. Aside from the beautiful building. The size is mind boggling. A perso could spend days there and still not see all the exhibits. Supper at Il Forno in Hells Kitchen section of town. Excellent chicken Parmesan. Dessert at Juniors Famous Cheesecake. Will end the day at the...

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Bucket Trip #2

Aug 28, 2016 - Day 52-NYC

Day 52 We left Wildwood State Park on the north side of Long Island and drove to the south side to Jones Beach. This is a beach that I went to as a kid and wanted to make a stop there on the way to NYC. Jones Beach was great and it was just right, not to hot , not to windy. The boys went into the water, Rian attempting boogie boarding on ocean waves. After leaving the beach, we dropped the car off at a friends and caught the train to Penn Station in the heart of Manhattan. We spent more time at the beach then anticipated and so once we got...

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