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North America » United States » New York » New York October 19th 2013

Started the day working out the subway - purchased a 7 day unlimited pass - that was the easy bit. Took us a bit of time to work out which trains to use but we made it through the day and tomorrow will be easier - well fingers crossed! Made it down to the New York piers on the Hudson River and stood in line to purchase our tickets at the intrepid Musesm on Pier 86. Waited 45 minutes in line just to get the tickets - makes no sense but the was only 3 ticket booths open - and it's a Saturday - the place is packed. Note to self - next time buy tickets online! The intrepid aircraft carrier is a national historic landmark and has served in tours of duty in world war ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York October 18th 2013

Our flight to New York leaves just after lunch...so we took our time to pack and repack and pack again! Such fun - not! It's that one part of a holiday that everyone despises! Rental car had to be dropped off at the National depot at Montreal Airport - all went smoothly there. Then check in and customs - takes so long o do the process - deep sigh of relief when you finally pass through all security Customs. Checked in 3 bags $90 - flying with Air Canada - we had heaps of cabin baggage with us - no problems getting through with it all...had a snack at burger king (it was either that or pay for airline food both equally as nasty). Flight to NYC was less than 1.5 hours. It was an amazing ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York October 16th 2013

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. Bacchus next door now and what it looks like in Winter time. Red doorway on left is door to our apartment on the 1st floor. Waiting for the subway train - almost have it mastered!! Reproduction of lunchtime for the girder workers for the Empire State Building. Ellen's Stardust Diner - a must for every visitor to New York - all the waiters are very good singers - of all types of songs - apparently they have to do some in the 50s & 60s and some opera - we had the best time in there for a couple of hours or so. The waiters, or servers as they're called are waiting to be 'discovered' or working around auditions for acting around Broadway or films. Helicopter ride around Manhattan and over and ... read more
Statue of Liberty
Subway busker
In helicopter

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan October 15th 2013

Monday 14th October Columbus Day Fine and sunny - 20'C We had breakfast in the apartment before heading out to explore some of Central Park. It was Columbus Day today, with some businesses observing it as a public holiday and not opening. Many people were out strolling through the park due to the long weekend and we really enjoyed wandering the winding pathways in the warm sun. There was some great talent busking in the park which we stopped to check out. We could hear the Columbus Day parade heaving and jostling up 5th Avenue towards us so we found a few vantage points along the way as we headed back down from Central Park towards Times Square. We wanted to see what the opportunities were for buying cheap theatre tickets as we're thinking of seeing ... read more
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Columbus Day parade
The High Line foliage through tracks

North America » United States » New York » New York October 14th 2013

Saturday Must have been tired as we all slept in until pretty late. As Ken and Noveen were packing we decided to leave them to it and head into town to finish off some shopping. We caught the subway into town and found a couple of shops we hadn't been into yet... what a surprise, hey?! Banana Republic and Bloomingdales were the two most notable ones we went into. Have to say that many shops, pubs and cafes here have very little customer service and some are downright rude. Also will mention that many New Yorkers have no idea where a lot of places are or even care - just a dunno is often what we hear. Some give you any directions without really knowing where the place we're looking for is. So it was with ... read more
Buildings over 100 years old
Ready for Halloween
Christmas decorations

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North America » United States » New York » New York » Queens October 12th 2013

Hey you all this is the first of the trip. My mom and I got this opportunity to go with the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce to China! Exciting. It's 3:00pm about two hours till take off to China. Can't wait! Attached to this blog are a couple of photos of our plane. There is not much to report on until tomorrow.... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York October 11th 2013

Thursday was not a quiet day! We did a bit more shopping after catching the subway into town and then had some lunch - had a late start. We bought tickets to Mama Mia the Broadway show and ended up there later on that night - which meant filling in 5 hours before the show started. We went to the huge department store - Macy's where I had a makeup session - great fun and then moved on - we did a lot of walking and subway travelling in between times then had dinner at an Irish pub - yum - had Shepherd's Pie - just beautiful. Off to see Mama Mia which was really great but we all agreed that watching the Movie that we had been spoilt by that but still great to see. ... read more
In the theatre
Mama Mia
Mapreader Kenny

North America » United States » New York » New York October 10th 2013

New York Monday 7th - 10th October Over the last few days we've been shopping at UNI QLO and Victoria's Secret, Starbucks twice, and OMG and H & M - was good fun and had heaps of bags to get home. Got the underground there and back- much easier and not too much walking. It was raining on the way back with John and Noveen looking a bit weird in their bright yellow plastic ponchos - sorry no photos - too wet to get the camera out.. Ken used his poncho to cover his backpack. I had my bright red umbrella which John bought for me earlier in the day. A very easy day after all of our longer days sometimes arriving home around 8pm - 10pm. We heard on the news that there was going ... read more
Chandelier in Rockefeller Building
Chrysler Building Foyer
Family dressed for an outing

North America » United States » New York » New York October 9th 2013

Sunday:After a fitful night, thanks to a combination of noisy air-con and lift, we had a really nice breakfast at the supermarket on the corner!! We sorted a room change (so packed again!!) and headed off to do a hop on/off bus experience - something we thought we'd never ever resort to!! Our view is that the hop on/off experience is influenced significantly by the bus guide - ours were very varied. It was a misty damp morning, but expecting the weather to pick up we took minimal cold weather gear - bad call!! The open-top buses proved to be a tad cold and draughty, particularly when crossing Manhattan Bridge!! Anyway we took in the Downtown Manhattn (Ground Zero), then Brooklyn before heading back via East Village (home of the trend setters in the 80's). We ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » Wellsville October 8th 2013

Ahhhhhhh- Autumn is all around us. Each season gives us a new look and perspective. Fall is beautiful....like a sunset in evening but it lasts all day with the beautiful colors that radiate off the hillsides. It gives you a warm feeling even though the temperature outside is cooling. It's a busy time: trimming back the flowering plants that gave us such delight during the summer, storing our "bistro" and porch furniture away (no more afternoon delights), winterizing the RV, mowing over the trillions of fallen leaves. Summer is fun; Autumn is festive. But it seems like a lot of work that goes along with these changing seasons. Next on the agenda will be the snow.....pretty but painful. Fortunately, it signals a bright spot on our horizon: Florida. No work, just play. It doesn't get any ... read more
Autumn Leaves
Our Views
Road Repaving




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