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North America » United States » New York September 27th 2018

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North America » United States » New York September 26th 2018

So we have taken a Cab, a Limo , the Train and Uber from New Jersey to the City. This time a New Jersey City Bus, which we hadn’t realized was available to us. Because I’m no longer an Adult , the driver gave me his special deal! He called it the Senior rate. Only cost me 3.20 which is like 10.00 CAD. Not sure if Kathy was pleased or not when he offered her the same deal. 40 minutes to the heart of Manhattan. Now we were ready to maneuver up Broadway to Central Park. Not easy , sooo busy. Two steps right , then three back , then skip left, just to move ahead 10 feet. Not making good progress! A new skit , at least one I wasn’t familiar with. Men and women ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » Adirondacks September 24th 2018

24th September 2018 Continuing our journey through Ontario and New York State (2 of 3) The Adirondack Mountains and Finger Lakes USA Now, where were we? Ah, yes, we had just crossed the border from Canada into New York State, USA. Let’s not get confused here. When we talk of New York you’ll probably be thinking of the Big Apple city of that name down there in the southeast corner of New York State USA. But New York is indeed a big State, and the Adirondack Park, our planned destination, covers an area of 6 million acres and includes more than 10,000 lakes and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams! The Adirondack Mountains extend southward from the St. Lawrence River valley, westward to Lake Ontario, east to Lake Champlain and south to the Mohawk River valley, ... read more
Ski-jumps at Lake Placid
High Falls Gorge
Hoss's Country Corner

North America » United States » New York » New York September 23rd 2018

When Kate and I travel , as it goes with most Airline employees , we fly standby. Generally it works out okay , but there is never any relaxing until you are occupying a seat and the cabin door has closed. In our past , an upgrade to Executive or Priemier or J or First Class or whatever, came with , maybe the tie you were wearing or whether you knew the Agent or the Flt Attendant or who knows, In our world now we have 3 opportunities to book an upgradeable ticket each year. If there is space available you will be assigned an executive seat. No bribing necessary. We started our adventure on the Dreamliner in the lay flat seats , nice breakfast, 2 movies!. Passed on the Port , but Kate had 2 ... read more
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North America » United States » New York September 20th 2018

Getting ready for another adventure with Celebrity Cruises. This trip is to meet up with some friends we made on an Asian Cruise. Air Canada Dreamliner out of Vancouver early Friday morning to EWR , that’s Newark N.J. A day in “The City “ then let the shenanigans begin. Kate is the worlds best packer and I just give her the reins , I deal with the mundane, bookings, checkin and communicators. We are both retired so travelling only becomes an issue with related travel bookings. Well that and the impossible telephone conversations with all the various facilitators. If only you could dial a number and talk to someone! The loads out of YVR look good, when I used to fly this flight we used a much smaller aircraft and seats on standby were hard to ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York September 11th 2018

I'm having a teenage moment! When trying to pick musicals to attend on Broadway we decided on Dear Evan Hansen - which I am really excited to see. But ...... my heart has a special place for Waitress. It was written by Sara Barielles, who is my biggest girl crush, and I love the music. But we thought 1 was enough for 9 days. UNTIL ..... Al Roker announced that he would be doing a guest stint in the show. Well. That would be worth seeing. So we have TICKETS TO HIS OPENING NIGHT. Why capitals, you ask? Let me tell you. Chances are Sara Barielles will be there. Like in the same space as me. Breathing my air. It is going to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. I'll probably be singing backing vocals ... read more

North America » United States » New York September 10th 2018

The original RMS Queen Mary cruise ship sailed primarily across the North Atlantic from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard-White Star Line. She and the RMS Queen Elizabeth were planned as a two-ship weekly express service between Southampton and New York City. The Queen Mary was the flagship of the Cunard Line until October 1946. Now she is permanently docked in Long Beach California and is a 3-star hotel with several different restaurants. She provides guests with a short sampling of the cruising experience without ever leaving the pier. We have primarily used Princess Cruise Line for our vacations, but this trip will be an exception. We have decided NOT to compare one line against another but just enjoy what is here. Anyway, this cruise seemed like a terrific alternative compared to enduring a long uncomfortable ... read more
Manhattan Skyline
Statue of Liberty

North America » United States » New York September 9th 2018

Well, as we feared last night, Susan had to bow out of today's riding tour. After some thought, Mike decided to stay back too. Since the Polish deli for lunch was scheduled for today, we wanted to meet the group there. Richard provided us the name (Pyza) address (118 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn 11222) and location (on Nassau between Manhattan and McGuiness) so we could get there. It was already raining and in the '60s... After breakfast, we bought a couple tickets to the Downtown Hop On Hop Off bus, to see Times Square, the Empire State Building (a little closer), the 911 memorial. We did that online and got a confirmation code. We successfully rode the Subway from just outside of the hotel down a couple stops to the bus departure area. We found the right ... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan September 8th 2018

After a long period of anticipation and planning, today our vacation has finally begun. We were up bright and early and headed for the airport. Well it certainly was early - earlier than when it was bright outside. Valerie was kind enough to stay at our house last night so she could get us to the airport by 5:00 this morning. The flight was not scheduled to leave until 7:00, but we wanted to avoid any possible TSA / airline problems. Anyway, she got us and our luggage loaded in her car and delivered at this really early hour – we kind of had an overnight Uber Driver. THANK YOU. We made it through the formalities at the airport without any problems and still had time for a light breakfast before boarding the plane. The flight ... read more
Times Square
Radio City Music Hall
Broadway Theater

North America » United States » New York » New York » Brooklyn September 8th 2018

Saturday in NYC means some of the subway lines aren't operating or are on different schedules. We left the hotel for the subway stop right near the door. Got off and walked a bit to the Tenement Museum which was a great tour. We had seen a piece on it on Sunday Morning a couple months ago and were looking forward to it. Great stories, good guide. Then wandered over through one of the four Chinatowns in NYC, making our way to the Fulton Market and the waterfront. Was quite a bit like China at several points--the people playing music and games in the park, the open fresh food markets and lots of wares in lots of little shops. Great meal at a restaurant that I thought I took a picture of from the outside but ... read more
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