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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan November 5th 2015

As the ship pulled into Cape Liberty we overheard a young girl saying "you can smell the dirty of New York City" and she was very right...but there is something special about this city that brings us back here time and time again. The people, the places, the stories, the sights and the lives of New Yorkers make this a place that million of tourists flock to every year. You can't help but wonder as you watch the New Yorkers on the trains - what it must be like to live and work in this concrete jungle - where space is strictly limited and patches of grass, trees and gardens are only to be found at big parks - Central Park and the likes. Imagine raising a family, or even having a large dog here when ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » Wellsville October 31st 2015

Hoping the gremlins and ghouls pass you by so you can have a Happy Halloween. HOWL and have fun. Because we live out in the country, we don't get many trick or treaters. Last year we had ONE so here's hoping we break our record. The few kids that do live in Shongo go into Wellsville where all the many homes and many treats are more readily available. Lulu is staying here in Shongo. Did you guess who she is going as?.....Hint:POTUSFL. Answer: Michelle Obama. Everything is going along at a routine pace for us. My last blogs were about our Ohio trip with Sam & Sandy. It was a great time. Hope you got to read them. My cousin-in-law, Clare, stopped by for a short visit. She flew their airplane from Abbotsford, Bristish Columbia to ... read more
Lulu as Michelle Obama
Clare Higgins
Clare and her plane

North America » United States » New York » Washington October 29th 2015

We have definitely been busy since the last update from the US. We (actually more Bob than Janice) have been working every weekday from 7 or 8AM til 5PM. It definitely has not been sounding or feeling like retirement, but we have been seeing quite a bit of progress lately. We have an excellent contractor that we are working with (and John and Bob get along really great!). With so many activities going on in the area, we did take a few days off once in a while to take in some of them. As one of Bob’s favorite sayings go “all work and no play, makes Bobby a grumpy person” and we definitely don’t want that! There were quite a few events scheduled close together the beginning of August and we squeezed in as many ... read more
Many of the Cardboard Boats Did Well
The battle between the Staten Island Ferry
Some of the 2 Person Teams

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan October 27th 2015

Joe decided he wanted to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge so that is what we did. It was another adventurous day in the NYC subway system. After we did the bridge we took another train to Grand Central Station. It was an amazing thing to see. People and trains going in every direction. Once again the building architectures fascinated me so more pictures of them, too. Finally we headed out to the Bronx to see Yankee Stadium since my grandson is such a big fan. We wanted to get down on the street to see the whole stadium, but all of the elevators were out of service. Not really a good thing for someone who can't do the stairs anymore.... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York October 22nd 2015

Since the weather was in the 70's we decided to head into the city and spend the day in Central Park. It was a gorgeous day for taking pictures and enjoying a long walk in the park... I am so interested in the architecture as you can see by the many pictures I took of them. After the park we went to the Madame Tussauds Museum. Fun place... Finally we ended the day with Carlo's Bakery #3. Yum..... I think Joe is hooked on Carlo's too..... read more
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North America » United States » New York » Niagara Falls October 21st 2015

Hi All, Just had an amazing couple of days at Niagara Falls. Weather was bright and sunny but cold, -1. We had a long drive there, 7 hours in all, but a nice drive. Partly through the green mountain national forest and then on to the Interstate. At one point we stopped at Hogback Mountain for the wonderful 100 mile view and stepped out onto snow. Dave completely unprepared and in shorts! We went over to the Canadian side of the Falls as we had heard the views were better from there and they were! For those of you who have not been there we have to say it is a very unusual place. On the one hand you have the natural phenomena of the Falls and the Niagara River in all its glory. On the ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » Newark October 20th 2015

Ready to board our Virgin Australia Flight - Brisbane to LAX - 6 hour stop over before flying to Newark on a Virgin America flight. We have an overnight stay in New Jersey before boarding our RCI cruiseship "Liberty of the Seas" on the 22 October. So looking forward boarding the cruiseship for 10 nights of total relaxation. After disembarking back at Cape Liberty we will spend time exploring NYC - one of our favourite cities Before flying back to LA for a serious shop over before heading back home to Australia. Since arriving home in Aussie in February after a 10 week Northern America winter holiday we have been working on a total renovation of our home - that is as well as working full time and fitting in Sunday rides on our beloved Harley ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York October 20th 2015

Joe & I decided to just bum around the city and see what we could see. One of the highlights of the day were attending a mass at St Patrick's cathedral. This is the cathedral the Pope gave mass in a couple of weeks ago. It was a spectacular place. We also went to Bryant Park. We checked out Trump Tower and ran into Donald himself. He was very personable and talked to the crowd for quite awhile. Enjoy the pics.... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan October 14th 2015

Hi! Inaugural post. Lots of work (fun work) to do to post previous trips and photos + upcoming trips + photos. Excited!... read more

North America » United States » New York October 5th 2015

Daddy, Richie and I got the train to New York, when we got there we had to walk from the train station at Maddison Square Garden to our hotel, I had to pull a suitcase the whole way! My mummy came late at night when I was asleep. The second night Daddy and I went to watch Aladdin on Broadway, it was amazing, Aladdin and Princess Jasmine flew on magic carpet for real! We went to Central Park, Daddy made us walk all the way there and it was very hot. Richie and I climbed on some rocks and it was exhausting. Then we went to the Natural History Museum which is where the movie A Night At The Museum is filmed. Next I chose to go to Central Park Zoo where we saw snow leopards, ... read more
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The Stairs




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