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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan June 28th 2014

Another day, another noisy wake up..... New York New York..... Another slow start but we have plans. Off to the piers for a scenic boat tour. Walk down 42nd all the way to the Hudson River. Interesting walk through some dodgy parts of town but we survived. Heading for a 1230 trip around the entire Manhattan island. Get to the ferry with a little time to spare and our pass gets us on quickly. This pass is good value -we have already covered our payment amount and getting throughout the queues quickly in some parts is great... Anywhoo - in to the cruise ship -if you could call it that.... Busy ferry with lots of people up top in the sun - we want cover so decide downstairs is good. Commentary is vibrant and constant -read ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan June 27th 2014

Well here we are in New York City. Our room is fantastic - oh, did it tell you that last night. Long time ago... Great sleep, woke up at 0830, then got up at 0930. Shower is like a waterfall effect, and the bathroom is huge. Balcony looking over Bryant park and we even have a desk, couch and almost separate bedroom - luxury....... I go down to the concierge while Chris still sleeps to check out washing facilities - no more jocks so desperation stage... The concierge is the one who started the car bookings (Sarah). Thank her for her efforts along with Eric who finished off the job. She is really nice and gives me details of a drop off laundry who will do the lot (wash, dry and fold) or a sit and ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan June 26th 2014

Alarm kills us at 0400. Up and downstairs by 0430 and into a cab or the airport. Not much traffic at this time of day. Get to the airport and go to check in. Oh oh. There is a delay that looks like it says not leaving till 1000 rather than 0650. Need to see a representative. In the queue we go along with quite a few others in the same boat. Mid stream and they call for a Seattle flight so others get to jump the queue a bit. People start talking about why, what has caused the delay. Finally hear from the staff that the plane didn't make it in last night due to bad weather from new york. They couldn't advise of the delay coz they didn't know until they got in this ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan June 26th 2014

Alarm kills us at 0400. Up and downstairs by 0430 and into a cab or the airport. Not much traffic at this time of day. Get to the airport and go to check in. Oh oh. There is a delay that looks like it says not leaving till 1000 rather than 0650. Need to see a representative. In the queue we go along with quite a few others in the same boat. Mid stream and they call for a Seattle flight so others get to jump the queue a bit. People start talking about why, what has caused the delay. Finally hear from the staff that the plane didn't make it in last night due to bad weather from new york. They couldn't advise of the delay coz they didn't know until they got in this ... read more


Friday morning I was Just outside of Indianapolis and about 11 hrs from Home. I decided to drive straight through and get home a little earlier than originally planned. I ended up arriving home around 10 pm and fell asleep shortly after that. A few Stats: I drove 4,948 miles in 85 hrs 37 min at an average speed of 58 mph. That's about 353.4 miles per day. I drove in 11 states (five of them twice) This trip took a little more out of me than I expected, I think I may need a vacation after this trip. See you next time.... read more

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North America » United States » New York » Rochester June 18th 2014

Katie & I can't believe that we're leaving for Spain tomorrow!! Woohoo!! Will be posting daily updates as long as Internet allows. Wanted to get this started to share the link! Vamos a España!... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan June 18th 2014

Interesting fact I learnt from an American some months back, the World Series of baseball is so named not because Americans consider that they are the epicenter of the World and the fact that it the World’s largest economy so it simply mentally discounts all other nations. But rather, it is because at the time of creation of Major League Baseball, it was sponsored by World Series magazine. This interesting fact leads me to the odd feeling I have experienced over the last few days while enjoying the World Cup 2014. I can turn my interest to most sports and the World Cup is no exception, I enjoy routing for England and yes it is painful for most of the 90 minutes but if we are honest with ourselves we wouldn’t have it any other way. ... read more

North America » United States » New York » Wellsville June 3rd 2014

A Day To Remember! A wonderful day that will stay in our favorite memory bank forever. Our children and our grandchildren arranged a special day for us to celebrate our 50th Anniversary and 70th Birthdays! What a year of accomplishments....just by living......imagine that! Our wish for celebration was to have our family gather together so we could spend time with one another. Saturday, May 31st, was that day. We all met in Buffalo, New York for a day of entertainment. Cory and I began our lives together in Buffalo, remember? Our son, Cory, and his 3 children, Rachael, Fox & Shenen, drove up from North Carolina. Our son, Tim, and his son, Conner, drove from Rochester. Our daughter, Kim, our son-in-law Jim, and their daughter Haley, also drove from Rochester. Our daughter, Lory, son-in-law Jay, and ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan May 28th 2014

It has been quite a while since I last posted, and I almost forgot my password to the site. Things that have happened in recent times; the Nets made it to the playoffs, got through to the quarters to be taken out by the Heat. They lost to the Heat away and the one win at home was not enough to stop the Heat in their dominant tracks. I went hiking in Cold Springs, NY, which was pleasant. It was really nice to get away from the city and check out the suburbs. I also visited Niagara Falls; the Canadians are very friendly but the food isn't that great. Though, the eight hour car journey there and the same back was not enjoyable. Though the stamp in my passport does bring a smile to my face, ... read more

North America » United States » New York May 13th 2014

My adventure has officially begun! For those of you who know how "prompt" I am on a regular basis, you will be happy to hear I was on time (even a little early) for my flight this morning. Saying goodbye to my mom, dad, and best friend this morning was bittersweet...I will miss them so much but know I will have so many stories to tell them when I return! I arrived safe and sound in New York. I was lucky to have fairly skinny people on both sides of me on the plane. There wasn't even a battle over who would get the arm rests. Plus I have found a new hobby: people watching at the airport. All I can say is...thank goodness for the airport Starbucks! That Venti Iced Hazelnut Coffee was the perfect ... read more




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