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Published: October 11th 2017
National Museum of the American Indian
Our aim the next few days is to cross off a few of the magor sightseeing attractions we wanted to see. This in mind we headed off to visit the National Museum of the American Indian which is housed in the original customs house. We were fortunate enough to join a building tour of customs house to learn the history of the beautiful building which is now been named the Alexander Hamilton U.S Customs House.
As we were near the financial area I tried to get a better picture of the Charging Bull and Fearless Girl. As it was a Saturday the crowd around the two figures was nuts. I did manage to get a couple of good photos of fearless girl before I lost my patience with the crowd and had to leave for there safety ( bloody tourists 😉)
The line up for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour was ridiculously long to consider. Recently good friends, Rod and Corrina were holidaying in New York and recommended we do the tall ship cruise around the harbour. We lucked out and was able to get onto a sailing and as an added bonus they had a
bar. It was a lovely ship, the sun was out and it was relaxing to enjoy a beer while seeing the of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bidge and the Statton Island Ferry.
After mastering the laundry facilities in our apartment building Sunday morning we were off to Sleepy Hollow (yes it’s real name) for a Halloween tradition called Horseman’s Hollow. I was in buff heaven as we had to go to Grand Central Station to get our train out to Tarrytown. Horseman’s Hollow is located on the grounds of Philipsburg Manor where it is transformed into a terrifying landscape ruled by the undead, the evil and the insane. You walk a haunted trail stumbling upon scary scenes of a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman. I didn’t get the full experience of being scared as we followed this lovely young couple in front of us and the lady keep pushing her partner into the dark rooms. I ended up laughing way too much at his screams. The poor guy, I thought he was going to have a heartattack. I’m so glad we did this experience. The staging, make up and costumes were fantastic.
weather has been very hot and humid over the last week but it’s all about to change as we get the tail end of Hurricane Nate. With this in mind we decided to get out early and try to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island before it rained. We made it as far as Ellis Island before the rain and winds hit. Umbrellas were useless against the winds but we solidered on.
Unfortunately our aim to be the random ‘South Supporters‘ in the crowd at a basketball match was unsuccessful when we attended the preseason game between the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden Monday night. As we were getting to our seats a guy said to us ‘This isn’t a NRL match’ I smiled and congratulated him for knowing about the NRL. Houston Rockets were to good and beat the Knicks 117 to 95. At half time the Roller Knicks played an exhibition match which was more entertaining than the main game
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