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Apr 22, 2012 - DC - Day 13: WTC

Wet, cold, bedraggled… that’s how we felt returning to our home this afternoon. It was drizzling this morning when we left to catch the PATH subway (Port Authority Transportation-Hudson) to get to the city. Five blocks from the campground is Grove Station which goes directly to the World Trade Center . We’d made arrangements to meet Eady there. She’s an old friend of Ralph’s who lives in Brooklyn and was nice enough to get our passes to the memorial. On the train we talked with Leah, who lives in NJ but hailed originally from Kentucky. All...

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Apr 21, 2012 - DC - Day 12: Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty

Walk up Marin Blvd. to the 1st light. Take a right onto a foot path. The path will take you to Essex Street. Go one more block straight to Warren St. Make a right onto Warren St. Follow Warren St. down to the water. Those directions began our trip this morning at 10:30. Once at the waterfront we had only a short wait for the Liberty Park Ferry. It runs across the river about 100 yards. Leaving that ferry, we were at Liberty Park; a quarter mile walk took us to the Statue Cruises Ferry terminal where there was an Earth Day event going on....

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Apr 20, 2012 - DC - Day 11: On the road to New Jersey

Leaving Cherry Hill this morning was a sad time. We pulled out at the same time our neighbors, Beth and Brian, left. As usual, Ralph drove and I navigated. The trip wasn't too bad - left Maryland, entered Delaware, then New Jersey. All went well until we tried to find the campground. We wound up on the wrong side of the harbor so we had a an interesting time navigating streets until we found it. Then the office couldn't locate our reservation - I miss Cherry Hill!!! After we got the computer and pulled up our confirmation, she found it -...

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Oct 16, 2011 - New York City

We left campground around 10 am and took I95, our destination Jersey City just across the Hudson River from New York City. We came to a crawl on the freeway just as we were arriving in the Bronx area, were actually stopped at times for construction or stalled cars. We eventually arrived at the Liberty Harbour RV & Marine Park. Parking lot type campground but didn’t expect anything else so close to NYC. None of the 50 serviced sites were available so we parked in overflow with no services but the bathrooms are clean and we are comfortable....

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On The Road 2011

Jul 22, 2011 - Summer RV Trip to New England - (Jersey City, NJ)

Today was a terrible day. It was bright and sunny – way to bright and sunny. In the morning, Gary went outside for a short time to take a picture of the Statue of Liberty. 110722-04-Jersey City, NJ – Liberty Harbor Marina and RV Park - View to The Statue of Liberty When he returned he had a pretty good headache from the very bright sunshine and the early morning heat. The weather forecast called only for more heat! We decided that we would stay around the motor home. As it turned out, Newark, NJ (where we were really parked) set a high...

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Jul 21, 2011 - Summer RV Trip to New England - (Jersey City, NJ)

Another travel day today but the GPS said it would be just 155 miles and should take us 3 hours and 5 minutes – sometimes the GPS lies. We left Wales, MA at 9:00 AM and finally arrived at the Liberty Harbor Marina and RV Park in Jersey City, NJ at 2:00 PM after a tough drive. The problem again was the George Washington Bridge! The Griffin’s told us about this RV Park and described getting here in detail in their notes – we were a little concerned but had no problems. The park is located on the Hudson River just across from the Statue of...

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Oct 3, 2010 - Day Twenty Two - New York City

Hello Everybody, Up early we moved our van into the real RV park, before getting ready and walking five blocks to the PATH train for the 20 minute trip into Manhattan. The train dropped us off at 33rd Street, just opposite Macy’s and we then walked up to Times Square for a quick look and of course a bundle of photo’s. We then looked for a place to have lunch and we decided on an Irish pub aptly named “the Irish pub”, we where served by surprisingly an Irish chick who could not really suggest what to eat as she hadn’t tries anything, so I...

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Oct 2, 2010 - Day Twenty One - Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Conneticuit, New York State & New Jersey

Hi Guys, After hearing and celebrating the magnificent premiership victory of the Magpies overnight. What a frustrating day we had today. After returning the hire car, we headed for New York City and everything that could go wrong did. Firstly pistol’s phone went on the blink and no matter what he tried we could not get it to work, then we got stuck on a tollway that just kept taking money off me like it was one of my kids (Hi Matt & Greg). So to break up the monotony we stopped for lunch at this road stop and it was just so special, first...

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Jul 21, 2010 - One week in Jersey City & NYC

Before we got to the large body of water just north of Sandy Hook, New Jersey Roger warned me to have the camera ready. I was going to go into sensory overload. So I was ready and things started happening in rapid succession ... rough waters at the confluence of the Hudson River, the East River, and the Atlantic Ocean. But rough only for a short period of time. Then barges & bridges. A few light houses. Then Ferries, coming from every direction. Statue of Liberty surrounded by tour boats. Then Ellis Island. And OMG! The backdrop, although...

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Jul 14, 2010 - an Rv park with a view of the Statue of Liberty

We drove in light rain and sprinkle most of the trip, which was a short mileage day, but driving into the big city took awhile. Not your typical RV park but more like a parking lot right on the bay, it was just about what we expected and our first sight as we drove to find a spot was the Statue of Liberty standing in the mist and fog. What a thrill, we can only imagine how those people who traveled so far in camped quarters on the boats must have felt when they saw her. We looked at the weather and decided to book our tour of New York City...

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Year 5-Here we go

Jun 19, 2010 - Day 99 - AttenSHUN! We're at West Point!

Caryn and I didn't have to worry about missing the last ferry to the City this morning so we leisurely did our thing. I made a couple of wrong turns driving to West Point, but all were rectified and we enjoyed a beautiful drive along the Palisades Interstate Parkway. I pulled over once at one of their view points and was totally surprised by the vertical cliff I was standing on above the Hudson River. We stopped in the little town of Highland Falls where the Academy is located and had a hot dog and big scoop of ice cream. After missing a...

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Jun 18, 2010 - Day 98 - and Day #2 in NYC

What a fabulous day. If I had to pick my very very favorite stop/sight/visit...it would have to be the top of the Empire State Building. But there sure has been a mulitude of incredible places that compete for number one in my book. Today was no exception. Caryn and I took the ferry to the Financial Center pier and picked up the blue tour bus line (it's a two-day ticket) and headed towards uptown. We got off at the Waldorf Astoria as I simply had to see it. My parents stayed there back in the 60's and so did their long haired dachshund! The...

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