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Aug 17, 2013 - Excited to Leave New York City!
I am ready to leave! We finally packed after making lists. All my clothes are packed, airtight, in Ziploc bags. It took a while! I think I overpacked... We have one more day at home in NYC and at around 4:30 Monday morning I will have to wake up to go to the airport (Newark of course). I am so excited for this adventure!!!Jump to full entry
Aug 9, 2013 - Hartford and New York
After our wonderful trip to Quebec we headed off to the United States. We crossed into Vermont which has amazing scenery. we had a late lunch at a truck stop fast efficient service and quite good food. ( well compared to the usual fast food along the way) not too many dramas crossing the border though we did have to all get out fill in more paperwork and get fingerprinted.....i had just put on handcream so they had to redo mine and check my credentials! We travelled through Massachusetts into Connecticut and arrived at Hartford. ..massive...Jump to full entry
Aug 6, 2013 - The Big Apple and Big Sky Montana
Leaving Gillette, WY on July 4th after the rallies, we headed on the fast train to Billings, MT so I could catch a plane at 6 a.m. on July 5th for a flight to Seattle where I met the girls and granddaughter, Halle at the airport for a flight to New York City...pooped but so excited, the day was a long one but filled with visiting, laughter, fun and making plans to see as much as we could in the few days we had. Mike and CoCo continued on to Dillon, Mt where he met the boys and grandson, Christian for their annual varmint hunting and fishing...Jump to full entry
Aug 6, 2013 - Back to the USA! New York, New York!
We got up at 5:30AM and were out of the campground at 6:30 on our way to Tonawanda for our oil change via the Rainbow Bridge back to the USA. I was not ready with my camera and missed a great photo of both falls from the bridge. In spite of our dry run the day before, we missed a sign alerting us that the height limit 11'8” on an upcoming tunnel. And we are 12'5.5” tall! Ther only way to avoid the low overpass was a ramp on the left so we took it and ended up back on the highway. All of a sudden we were back on Lasalle Expressway E – right...Jump to full entry
Aug 5, 2013 - New York and Home
Tuesday, July 30th After an extra day in Rome at the Airport Hilton, we were well rested for the long flight to New York. We enjoyed a phenomenal breakfast buffet at the hotel with the largest selection we have seen yet in Italy, we had to hustle to get to the US/Israel terminal and go through all the hoops for a flight to the US. The US and Israel share a separate terminal with added security measures and booking steps which adds some time to the checking in process. After clearing security, we were loaded onto buses and driven back to the...Jump to full entry
Jul 28, 2013 - Play Beach and Play Ball
Our time back East comes to an end. What a way to close out the visit. We spent a great weekend with Deb & John at the beach. It was so clean, quiet, and relaxing. Walking the edge of the surf, eating, drinking, and reading under the shade of an umbrella. Deb & John are the Masters of beach logistics - up to and including the special auger for implanting the umbrellas so as to ensure their impregnable stature in frequent beach wind gusts. They have it down to a science. On Sunday Deb invited me to join her at a Mets game (baseball) at...Jump to full entry
Jul 25, 2013 - Rockefeller Center, The U.N. & J.P. Morgan
We decided to do a guided tour of Rockefeller Center, so took the subway into Manhattan after rush hour. Our tour guide, Mike from Minnesota, was celebrating his birthday. He'd gone to the Apple to pursue an acting career and fell in love with the city. The acting career morphed into guiding tours at Rock Center, which he's done for 35+ years. He decided that morning to do a 'His Favorites' tour. Particularly he wanted to show us aspects of Rockefeller Center (RC) that most people, including employees at the various buildings, are not even...Jump to full entry
Jul 23, 2013 - Exploring more of the Apple core
We continued our exploration of the Big Apple, and it is BIG. There is such a variety of things to do, see, taste, and learn about. Travelling via the subway system is like travelling the world. Within one trip in one subway car you'll hear a dozen different conversations, in as many languages, and none are English. The neighborhoods in the different boroughs provide a culinary cornucopia. The most difficult decision is - what shall we try today ? Though not on the time scale of a Rome, the architectural variety in NYC is very impressive....Jump to full entry
Jul 19, 2013 - Subways to Soul Food
Did you ever wonder why the tenement buildings were almost always six stories tall ? I did not, but none-the-less learned why. Water pressure of the NYC system could push water only to the 6th floor, but higher than that required a water tower on the roof. So, low-cost builders built to six floors, and those with more funds typically went to ten or more floors; if they were going to spring for the water tower they max-ed the building height vav the money at hand. The subway system expansion into Brooklyn and, especially, Queens alleviated...Jump to full entry
Jul 19, 2013 - One Week Until Departure!
One week until we depart and I am so excited!! In actually less than typical Andrea fashion I have not even begun to pack yet, however naturally I have about 5 running lists of things I need to get from the store, clothes I want to bring, ideas I have for the trip, etc! The biggest difference in this trip is that I'm traveling for work, so I'm kind of just along for the ride - which has given my uber-planning personality a big change of pace. However, I know that everything is going to go smoothly, we are going to have so much fun and see...Jump to full entry
Jul 19, 2013 - Chatham, New Jersey and New York City.
Today 19 july friday woke up to temp of 46 deg. With a weather warning to keep indoors as the heat was too much and humidity even worse. Decided to do sightseeing in Chatham itself. Went to hill springs mall in Chatham New Jersey and was totally intimated at the size of the mall. Just went to one shop .. Macy's and it was so huge that did not know what to look for.. Took me 1 hour just to find clothes in my size and then another hour to try them on.. After that I was fed up and gave up.. Then visited DSW.. Designer shoe wearhouse.. That...Jump to full entry
Jul 15, 2013 - The Apple Bottom to Top
Started our journey in New York City in the Lower East Side where many of the immigrants to the U.S. began theirs; after they cleared Ellis Island that is. In the late 19th - early 20th centuries the Lower East Side of Manhattan was the most densely populated human area of habitation on earth; about 800 people per acre. There were more people living in the Lower East Side neighborhood then, than are living on the whole of Manhattan Island today, about 1.6 million ! The tenement museum we toured was actually built in 1863, and was as housing...Jump to full entry