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North America » United States » New York February 23rd 2021

22nd February - Madison Square Park Madison Square Park, a true urban park is nestled in the heart of Flatiron between Fifth & Madison Avenues between 23rd & 26th Streets In 1624 New York City was founded & in 1686 The area now known as Madison Square was designated as an urban public space and used mainly as a hunting ground. In 1839, a farmhouse located at what is now Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street was turned into a roadhouse, it was renamed "Madison Cottage", after the former president. The roadhouse was the last stop for people traveling northward out of the city, or the first stop for those arriving from the north; visitors were encouraged not to sleep more than five to a bed. The body of General William Jenkins Worth is buried in Worth ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver February 22nd 2021

The recent United flight from Denver per CNN: The pilots issued a mayday call and, after turning back to the airport, landed the Boeing 777-200 plane safely. Remarkably, there were no reports of injuries either in the air or on the ground. Still, interviews with passengers show the incident provided a huge scare for everyone involved.This has never happened to me, fortunately. But I have experienced several "close" calls. But never have any of mine involved the engine.My first bad experience was on a flight with my kids to Spring Training in Arizona. We were on a Southworst flight from Oakland, and somewhere over the mountains, a Midwest style heat lightning storm came out of nowhere. We got hit, and it sounded and felt like the entire plane would fall ... read more
We were hit by lightning!!
What's a little fog?

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas February 22nd 2021

Las Vegas, Summerlin, Nevada, USA 🇺🇸 Rampart Casino Feb 21, 2021 Ladies bingo night and dinner at Earl Grey Cafe We enjoyed this place. It was nice, clean and classy.... read more
Bingo paper
Bingo accessories and drinks
Bingo Game Sheet

DC, USA 🇺🇸 at Capitol Hill May 2008 Parul and I did a memorial weekend getaway...educational and fun 🤩🤩🤩... read more
Parul at Capitol Hill
Me at Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto February 21st 2021

20th February - Old Town and the Future City Toronto As one of the perfect examples of a modern city, Toronto has some incredible buildings and structures that appeal to not only Canadians but also people all over the world. We started our virtual tour at St.Lawrence Market, located in Toronto's historic Old Town, the St. Lawrence Market has seen many faces since its construction in the 17th century. Along with being a marketplace, the St. Lawrence Market has served as the city's social center, as well as its City Hall. Today, the market sells goodies galore, from gourmet cured meats on one end to handcrafted jewelry in the other. The St. Lawrence Market is divided into three buildings: the South Market, the North Market and St. Lawrence Hall. We continued our walk always looking up ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon February 20th 2021

Skywalk at Grand Canyon Arizona, USA 2010... read more
Me and My Cousin’s Family at Skywalk

North America » United States » Alaska » North Pole February 20th 2021

From National Geographic: MOST OF US have a rough map of the world in our minds that we use any time we think about places. But these mental maps aren’t necessarily reliable. In fact, many of the maps in our heads share the same errors, some of which are quite large—and surprisingly resistant to correction. Maps distort four basic characteristics: size (area), distance, direction and shape.For instance, we all know that South America is south of North America, of course. But you may be surprised by the fact that virtually the entire South American continent is east of Florida. There are lots of possible reason... read more
Use a globe instead
Pangea or flagea

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Chichén Itzá February 19th 2021

Yucatán, Mexico 2009 IK KIL - Mayan Kings Bath... read more

North America » United States » California » Malibu February 19th 2021

18th February -El Matador Beach Malibu Well what a treat after all the snowy trips I’ve been on recently to find myself on a beautiful beach just an hours drive from Hollywood where our virtual guide Matt lives. El Matador Beach is beautiful in every direction with massive rocks, caves, birds, and smaller rocks covered in mussels. It is usually very busy especially in the Summer but today just a handful of people were on the beach. Matt was able to walk us into the caves formed by the wave action caused by erosion. This part of the coast is characterized by 150 feet tall cliffs, some parts were covered in a colourful mix of coastal plants. We could see a few very expensive residences further along the coast but we were happy to stay on ... read more

North America » United States » New York February 19th 2021

18th February- Roosevelt Island via the Aerial Tram Roosevelt Island had been connected to Manhattan by trolly cars that crossed over the Queensboro Bridge. These trolly cars stopped in the middle of the bridge to meet an elevator, which then took passengers down to the island. This trolly system remained in service until 1957, & was replaced by buses In the 1970s, Roosevelt Island was redeveloped to accommodate low- to mid-income housing projects which meant the need for a new public transit connection to the city. Several projects were suggested, the aerial tram system was opened in 1976 as a temporary solution for the island's commuting needs. The subway project fell behind schedule & the "tram" became more popular and was converted into a permanent facility between Roosevelt Island and the rest of Manhattan until the ... read more

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