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Published: October 7th 2013
Yesterday we bought a subway pass and went downtown like a local on a Sunday afternoon. First we went to Central Park Station - which is now 100 years old! Very large place with a lot of shops, supermarket and of course trains.
Times Square was mad through the week, Sunday afternoon was just as busy as they had a parade. We think it was for some Polish holiday. The police had barricades up to control both the parade and the crowd. A lot of people weren't happy with the barricades as they had to walk back to go to a temporary walkway which meant going back a fair way to get to the point where they were told what they had to do. We went through a few shops around the parade, like Zara, and then had lunch at a lovely little restaurant which was an all natural foods and organic food, then went to find a bus to get us to the Pier to see the Intrepid. This was fun...... but eventually we got there.
Most of our days have been quite long believe it or not as there has been such a lot to see and
do and shopping to do of course. We even stopped in at the M & M's shop which is huge and a 2 storey shop which sells everything with M & M on it. It cost $14 for a pound of M & Ms - which you might think is a lot but it wasn't at all. No we didn't buy any.
One of the things that has surprised me is the number of dogs people have. They also allow dogs to go in some stores!
We also went to see the Intrepid. A large aircraft carrier that was in service up until 1974. It was used in WW2 and Vietnam. They also used it to pick up the space shuttles. The size is unbelievable. We also went through a submarine the Growler. Boy you need to be small to live on that for 3 months a time.
John and Ken went into the G Force stimulator which was hilarious as we could see them on the screen and hear them. Was so funny as they didn't know how to steer it and ended up - upside down and couldn't right it again and when they did
it was all over the place. Noveen and I sat in a helicopter and practiced our new dance which kept many people amused and one took a video of us so you might see it on uTube as 2 mad women dancing in a helicopter but hey we had fun besides they will never see us again.....
As I write this there is a show on TV of the Boston Marathon bombing victims who have lost their legs or part of them altogether at a function - it is great to see how they have come to grips and to see how they've coped since the bombing. Very brave people but obviously still feeling very raw.
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