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Oct 16, 2013 - The Big Apple

Got on the tour bus about 7:15 am. I was worried we'd be late or the bus would come early so we had been waiting since 6:40 am. Our stop was the second one the bus driver had made. Three ladies from the Houston area were already on the bus. So good to hear someone else say "y'all" The bus driver's name was Carson. He handled the city driving pretty darn good! The next group of people was waiting on the bus in a van at a Sam's Club parking lot. To our surprise that group was 11 Amish. Then three other couples joined us from another van. And...

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Oct 14, 2013 - The 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan

Originally scheduled for tomorrow, we decided to visit the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan today. By 8:30 we were on the road to Highlands where we boarded a ferry for downtown Manhattan. 45 minutes later we arrived...what great views from Pier 11. After taking some pictures we walked around the tip of the city and up to the area of the Memorial. It took us at least two hours to get into the site. The mechanics of getting in are a little shaky, but the Memorial itself is very well done. The police and the security people (and there are lots of...

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Oct 11, 2013 - Macy's, Soup Nazi, Nails and NBA

Today we headed down to Macy's to do some shopping. We spent a few hours looking around (they have some good sales). After loading up the pram to it allowed weight limit, we headed out of Macy's.. We stopped for lunch at the Soup Nazi. The soup is very nice, and the soups on offer change daily, we tried clam chowder and chicken noodle. They are not as strict as I expected, which is lucky as we probably would not have been fed! After lunch we split into teams. The girls went to get their nails done on 6th Avenue and the boys went to the NBA...

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Our Grand Adventure.

Oct 11, 2013 - West Point and New York City

Days 216 - 221 of the Big Trip On October 6, we drove one of the longest days we'd had on this circular trip. It's the first time we did most of the travel on an Interstate highway. The last part of the route more than made up for the ease of traveling on a divided highway. Of course, I was driving during the challenging part. Leaving I-95, we headed north along the Hudson River on US9A. In places, it was narrow and winding. I'm driving along, at the speed limit, and there's a sign which states there is an 11'1" underpass 1/2 mile ahead....

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Oct 11, 2013 - New York to Chicago

Highlights Flying out of New York - great views especially flying over the Great Lakes Arriving Chicago Catching the 'L' elevated train to the city Exploring Chicago The Bean sculpture Seeing Lake Michigan - its enormous! Catching the train to Crystal Lake Seeing Cendy at the station - big hugs Meeting Brenden, Josslyn and Frank and having Graeme and the kids finally meet my American friends :-)

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Oct 10, 2013 - 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty...

Today we were given a slight reprieve by Sharlene. We went to the 9/11 Memorial, and we were aloud to catch the subway to get there! The memorial is a very busy place. The construction of the new 1 World Trade makes access a bit difficult, but it is great to see. The actual memorial is a very nice setup, but did not seem as solemn as the temporary one we had seen last time. It is nice to see the white roses placed on people's birthday. I found the survivor tree very nice. It is a single tree that stood beside the twin towers, and it...

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Our Grand Adventure.

Oct 9, 2013 - American Girl, Central Park Zoo, Empire State

Well today was another big day. The kids are holding up so well given the amount we are doing. All of our travels around NYC are on foot.... There have been a few questions that have been asked by all sorts of people... Wow 6 kids, are they all yours? Are the girls twins? How old is the baby? Can I take your photo? (More don't ask than do) These questions are almost always followed by... You are truly blessed.. God bless you... It really is amazing how often this happens. Anyway on with today... We started off with a visit to American Girl....

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Our Grand Adventure.

Oct 9, 2013 - Uptown New York and the Metropolitan Museum

Highlights: Uptown New York The Guggenheim Museum - sneak peak The Metropolitan Museum of Art - the most amazing art I have ever seen! So much, room upon room - whole rooms dedicated to some of my favourite painters! I am in heaven and by the end of the day on art overload! Neon tour of New York - fabulous

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Oct 8, 2013 - Central Park

This morning we started with a nice breakfast at our hotel. The hotel puts on a complimentary breakfast for all guests with waffles, bacon, eggs, toast, bagels, croissants, danish's etc. it is very nice... After breaky we wandered down to Central Park. We have been on a carriage ride and carousel, had a look at the visitors centre and have stopped for lunch on the grass near the Alice in Wonderland sculpture. After lunch we continued exploring Central Park. We walked a fair way and probably made it about 1/3 way up the park! We saw some...

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Our Grand Adventure.

Oct 7, 2013 - New York

Today we returned the RV, and headed into New York. Our hotel is on the edge of Times Square, which means we can easily walk about town. We have been for a bit of a walk and checked out a bit more of Times Square. We checked out the Disney store and spent a bit of time in Toys R Us. The Toys R Us in Times Square is impressive! It is four stories tall and has a Ferris wheel in the middle of the store! This store also has exclusive products that they have demo's of, so we spent of time checking out these. Tonight us going to be an early night...

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Our Grand Adventure.

Sep 30, 2013 - New York City

My first stop on my worldwide tour post-California living was New York City to celebrate the engagement of my best friend and her wonderful fiancee. I always feel like when I am in NYC I am rushed to see all my friends and catch up with everyone, so this time I gave myself ample time to enjoy the city. During the time I was there I strolled along the streets in the shopping districts, enjoyed the people watching and even hit up two historical sites that I have been very interested to visit. On my first day in town, I went straight to the...

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Aug 26, 2013 - New York, New York

Depart: Cape Cod Arrive: New York City Unevenful drive today, but we did have rain some of the way. Had a thunderstorm this evening but they have changed the weather forecast for tomorrow to sun and clouds from thundershowers. Happy about that. August 27th WOW! WOW! WOW! The 1st wow goes to Ray and I for negotiating both a train station, a transfer and a subway into Penn Station. For a pair of small city folks we did pretty good, didn't get lost once and caught the right trains/subways both ways 1st time. The 2nd wow goes to the NOISE, the...

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