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Borough of Fort Lee

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    • Day 4

      Met, Grand Central, NY Library

      May 23 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      This morning after a very good nights sleep and a sleep in, we caught the bus into central park and walked to the Met. It is such a grand building and we took the traditional pics on the steps. J&J decided to spend time in the park and I bought a ticket and wandered around the Met for 3 hours. It was just amazing! There was a special Van Gogh exhibition - the real deal paintings! It was awesome along with Monet, Rembrandt and many other amazing artists. I absolutely loved all the interesting artefacts and walked the length of the museum in my element. I was starving by this time and bought a lamb gyro from the famous street carts which are everywhere. It was delicious! I met up with J&J and we caught the train to the Grand Central station.. and Grand it is!! We then walked to the library which is another amazing building. We came across the “Chrysler building” .. and started singing NYC!! We walked passed Bryant park and there were people everywhere enjoying the live music and afternoon sun. Another fabulous day in NYC!Read more

    • Day 5

      Natural History Museum, The Edge

      May 24 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

      This morning we got going a bit earlier and caught the subway to the Natural History Museum. It’s next level!! 4 floors of amazing exhibits. I got a bit emotional as I was blown away by Gods creation small and great. What an awesome God we serve. We spent a few hours there and then went in search of some lunch. James found a bagel shop and Jess and I had a Falafel wrap. The boys enjoyed a huge slice of pizza. Jess and I spotted a thrift shop and enjoyed a quick look around. After lunch in the beautiful park of the grounds of the museum we decided to catch the subway to the ‘Edge’ - a huge building with an elevator that takes 52 seconds to reach the 100th floor. The views are simply breathtaking. NY is absolutely huge. We saw where the twin towers had stood and it made sense how it could have happened. We could see all the icons that make up this incredible city. By this time the boys were getting tired and hungry so we left, bought an ice-cream from the street vendor and then Jess navigated her way back home on the subway with us all following in tow. J&J are having a date night tonight, watching the broadway show Aladdin, and I am on kid watch and enjoying a cozy night in.Read more

    • Day 3

      New York

      May 22 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      Sunday morning we packed up from our overnight motel stay (and a brilliant nights sleep) and packed back into the RV and drove an hour across LA to drop it off. LA is just a massive city. The highways are huge and look like a giant roller coaster up, down and crisscrossing over each other. It is surrounded by a mountainous range which is quite impressive. We then caught an Uber back to the airport and caught our flight to NY. There is a 3 hour time difference so we arrived at 12.30 after midnight and didn’t get into bed till 3 am NY time! Luckily organised Jess had a motel booked near the airport. We slept in this morning and then packed up and headed to the subway to get to our Airbnb in Manhattan. It was epic traveling with kids and bags and trying to navigate our way there but once again Jess was amazing with directions and James and I handled the kids (who were so good considering the travel they have done over the last few days). We dropped off our bags at our cozy Airbnb and then headed back out to catch the subway again to Central Park so that the kids could have a play. It was a lovely warm day and people were out and about picnicking and enjoying the weather. We then walked to Times Square and had a quick look around, and decided the kids had had enough and we were all tired.. so headed back for a lovely homemade bolognaise and early night.Read more

    • Day 6

      Statue of L, W T Centre, Little Italy

      May 25 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Today we woke to another glorious sunny day. We have been so fortunate with the weather. We caught the subway all the way to the other end of NY where the government free ferry took us for a ride to Staten Island which passed the Statue of Liberty and gave us a good photo opportunity. We only stayed on the Island for an hour as we wanted to get back and explore elsewhere. We arrived back and then headed to the world trade centre where the memorial to the twin towers had been established. It was very sobering and the memorial was extremely well done. 3000 names were inscribed in the stone around the edge. It was quite surreal. There were cute squirrels running around and the boys enjoyed feeding them. We then caught the subway to ‘little Italy’ and thoroughly enjoyed wandering around and soaking up the sights and sounds. We ended up at an authentic Italian restaurant and enjoyed a delicious meal. The owner took a liking to Hudsy after he thanked him for the meal and promptly got one of the waiters to get T-shirts as gifts for the boys! We left there and could hear the sound of drums playing, so of course had to go see what all the noise was about. A huge group of women drummers were playing in the street.. it was fabulous. We then FaceTimed Jakey and sang “Happy Birthday” for his 30th. Washington Arch was not too far from where we were so we walked up there and enjoyed the ambience of the evening with a jazz band playing in the distance and people sitting around and just enjoying themselves. This is NYC.. eclectic, vibrant, busy.Read more

    • Day 7

      Jewish Museum, and NY wanderings.

      May 26 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

      This morning I woke up with a back spasm, so decided to stay home and let the pain killers kick in. About 12.30 I was feeling better and caught the bus into the city. I got off at the Jewish Museum, but when I got there I was a bit disappointed as it was more of an art gallery with modern art, rather than their history which is what I was hoping to see. Still there was a few things of interest, and I was glad I made the effort. Afterwards I took to the streets and wandered around just enjoying window shopping. I eventually caught another bus to Central park where J&J were letting the kids enjoy one of the many playgrounds that fill this beautiful park. We then walked down to the famous Plaza hotel and went inside and took a few pics. It was just stunning!! I also walked down the road and went into the new Tiffany’s.. it was just incredible. I thought the scarves looked nice (the rings were out of the question) and the cheapest one was $300, so I left it there. On my way back to J&J there was a man directing traffic who had a Trump wig on, making all the Trump moves. It was quite comical and clever! We then bought street food and sat in the beautiful Central Park overlooking the lake for dinner and watched the sunset. A beautiful end to another lovely sunny day in NYC.Read more

    • Day 90

      USA, New Jersey

      June 18, 2014 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      Christine Banas
      "A summer day with the feeling that anything is possible fills me with the belief I can go out and make my dream of building a school come true."

      After Christine got her painting she wrote:
      "The painting is beautiful. It brings me such peace looking at it and I will treasure it forever. The colors of the painting resonate with me and inspire me. I have placed it in a prominent spot in my workplace. It reminds me to have hope!! ..."
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    • Day 12

      New York

      September 25, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      Statue of Liberty-9/23
      Time Square
      Ground Zero- 1st picture
      Bus upper deck tour-Upper Manhattan

      Rockefeller Plaza-9/24
      Fox News
      Empire State Building
      Eat @ Shake Shack
      Broadway Musical-Anastasia
      China Town
      Trump Tower
      Central Park
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