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Sep 1, 2017 - US Open - Our Final Day

September 1 - New York US Open day 3 of our package deal. We have day tickets only for today however we can stay on the grounds as long as we like, just cannot go into the main stadium (Arthur Ashe) for the evening matches. The gates open at 9:30 but matches do not start until 11:00; so after a somewhat leisurely breakfast we head off to the metro stop for the 30 minute ride to the venue along with a few hundred of our fellow tennis fans. The days matches we have tickets for are: Petra Kvitova/Caroline Garcia; Denis Shapovalov/Kyle Edmund;...

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Aug 31, 2017 - US Open - Second Day

Today we are going to be at the Open all day as we have tickets for both the day and evening sessions. We learned on the way out to the Billie Jean King Tennis Center that you should stand at the beginning or the end of the subway platform. If you stand in the middle, the cars are full and you have to stand for the 13 stops. Before going to our seats at Ashe Stadium, we stood in line for Court 17 to watch Berdych and Dolgopolov. I thought Berych appeared to be moving gingerly and he did lose the first set. We left at that point to get to...

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Aug 30, 2017 - New York - The US Open Tennis Tournament

August 29 - we left from Long Beach airport on Jet Blue bound for Eastern Europe (Estonia and Poland) with a stop at New York for a few days at the US Open in Flushing Meadows. Upon arrival at JFK we hailed a cab to our Comfort Inn in Queens, our lodging for the next four nights. Navigating through construction zones and one-way streets our cab driver finally found the hotel. The neighborhood is undergoing some major renovation and what is not should be. Having settled in we checked out dining choices - pizza it is at Lucky's. Then to bed...

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Aug 30, 2017 - Why You Should Go Ahead and Take that Road Trip (and How to Make It Happen)

Taking a road trip is something that many people wish they could do and they never manage to make it work. While hitting the road might seem unattainable in many ways, the fact is that it is entirely possible to plan a trip that works for your schedule and your budget, as well. An adventure like this can often end up being an event than you remember for years to come—and you’ll often be happy that you jumped in and made it work for you. Here are some reasons why you should consider going ahead with that road trip. Road tripping can be...

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Going Going Gone

Aug 14, 2017 - How to Make Your Road Trip Easy and Fun for the Whole Family

No one said going on a road trip was an easy thing to do—especially when you have a family in tow and you plan on seeing a lot. As fun as road trips can be, they can also add a lot of stress and can add up over a while. Fortunately, there are some ways you can consider making your ride smoother—and much of them are easy to incorporate into the trip you already have planned. Here are some ways you can make your road trip across the US more enjoyable for everyone. Plan well in advance Planning a great road trip sometimes means taking weeks or...

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Going Going Gone

Jul 20, 2017 - Transatlantic

Being in the way back was not the worst place to be on the flight. We were close to the rest room. A decent entertainment section helped while away the six and a half hours. I usually catch up on recent films by flying overseas. Imagine my excitement to see the Lego Batman and Assassins Creed. We were fed reasonably well. Lunch, snacks, and tons of coffee (see restroom location, above) we're provided. Mo saved her only complaining for this flight. The details are not important. We strolled JFK for entertainment during our five hour...

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Back to Europe

Jul 13, 2017 - NY, The City.

There is so much to see in NYC and we are short on time so we decided on a bus tour of the city. We did a lot of drive byes and made several stops at some of the sights. There are masses of people everywhere, both locals and tourists. Our driver maneuvered through a lot of other buses, double parked delivery trucks and a sea of yellow cabs. He had the patience of a saint. We on the other hand held our breath many times. We only saw one accident, a guy in his Audi tried to go around the right side of a bus. He did not make it. The pictures...

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Jul 12, 2017 - New York City, NY

We walked about 5 blocks up into Jersey City and caught the subway under the Hudson to the 911 Memorial. It is very impressive to walk out into that station. The two reflecting pools are each almost an acre in size and are on the footprint of the towers. The waterfalls are considered the largest manmade falls in the US. The area is on 8 acres with 400 White Oak trees around. There were a lot of people, but did not seem crowded. The trees provided lots of shade. We then visited the museum. It is build underground and is actually under the...

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Jul 10, 2017 - New York

Argh........ long flights. 19 hours from Hong Kong with a two hour stopover in Nartia. Japan Arlines were good, great service and comfortable seats that are a bit wider than normal and for the long flight from Nartia to NY we had a bulkhead in front of us, so extra legroom! Our first impression of NY is, it is not as built up as HK, with not as many tall buildings in a small space. It also appears to be an 'attractive' city, not ugly like some large cities can be. Our airbnb apartment is small but perfectly adequate and in a great location...

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The Americas

Jun 1, 2017 - A bit of a stretch

Our last day in NY - J and C wanted to go out and see more sights but I wanted to stay in bed - but I couldn't as we had to check out. We packed up our bags and delivered them downstairs so the concierge could lock them away. J had looked at a couple of options for a round city bus tour but decided not to book in case of rain or other problem. A quick trip up to 50th st (one past Times Sq) and a walk around the corner and we found the Gray Line office - a short queue so ten minutes later we had tickets, and another ten and we were on the...

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May 31, 2017 - Sardines in a tin can

Today we decided we would go to the Top of the Rock (Rockerfeller Centre) which has spectacular views. We caught a train to Times Square - more rubber necking then a walk to the Stephen Sondheim theatre to pick up our tickets for the afternoon session of Beautiful ( the Carole King Musical) at 2 pm. After that we just wandered until we reached the Rockerfeller. It's a tall building, but has much more to it than height. Again we wandered about taking pictures. We made our way into the centre and joined the short queue for tickets. However...

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May 30, 2017 - Subway conundrum

Another grey day - we had a slow start as C was a bit tired and needed forty winks after breakfast. J had a snoop around the streets and when he returned decided that long trousers and a fleece would be a good idea, along with rain jackets just in case. The first bit was easy - a no 1 train downtown to Chambers St. A few blocks later we were at the 911 Memorial Park. This was an impressive monument - not rising up as many monuments are, but this time going down cascading waterfalls disappearing into the earth. There are two Square...

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