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  • Day190


    September 23, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Heute war ein schöner Geburtstagstag! Für uns beide. ❤
    Der Tag hat schon mit unserem Highlight begonnen, nämlich dem berühmtesten Gebäude der Welt! Als wir oben auf dem Empire State Building angekommen sind, waren wir komplett geflasht! Der Blick hat uns total umgehauen und wir kamen aus dem Staunen nicht mehr raus... 😍
    Außerdem hatten wir heute statt 18 angenehme 27 Grad. Wir sind solche Glückskinder. 🤩
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  • Day12

    Empire State Building

    May 10, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    For dinner we headed to TGIFridays. Had a nice cocktail, tacos and loaded potato skins. We did some more walking.........off to the Empire State Building!
    The view at night was AMAZING! So pretty with all the lights 🤩 It was pretty windy and we thought we might get blown over the edge.
    After spending some time here, we headed back down and to The Australian bar for a couple of drinks
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    Courtney Krope

    Both mozzles should be on that jumper they were in the 2013 World Cup squad

    Sheree Aspinall

    So pretty

  • Day11

    NYC - more walking

    May 9, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    So our stay in NYC has featured lots and lots of walking. It’s the easiest way to get anywhere that’s not miles away and we’ve done pretty well navigated around the city. Although, no one pays attention to what colour the traffic lights and walk signals are, everyone pretty much seems to go whenever they feel like it. We’ll master it by our last day here - at least we are looking the correct way now when crossing the road.

    Our morning starts at the Top of the Rock - Rockefeller Centre. Amazing views of the city from above.
    Fao Schwarz, the toy store, up next. We had a bit of fun here looking at all the toys and then we found the ‘Grand Piano’ on the floor like from the movie BIG and we had to have a go!!
    Grand Central station next on the list, so more walking - courtney we felt like we were Serena when she first arrived in Gossip Girl 😂 The main area is beautiful with the high ceiling. Such a busy place!
    From here we managed to get a ticket and hop on the subway down to Battery Park and from here a ferry to the Statue of Liberty. Today’s weather was a change from yesterday - sunny and warm to grey, windy and cold!!! We had pretty views of the skyline here as we headed across to the Liberty Island. Once we disembarked we made our way up the Pedestal which is the grey bit underneath the statue - the base of it. We were hoping to go up the crown of the statue but it was booked out until September - if we had of known we could have booked earlier but oh well. After a look theough the museum, which was okay but missing all the statues and most things behind glass cases, and 195 steps we made it!! So glad we did it, we had nice once again and got some selfies with the lady herself!
    Some nice blue water surrounding would have made it better, looks like the George’s River. After some more photos and a lap around the Island we grabbed some lunch. Back onto the ferry to head to Ellis Island - where the immigration centre is. It was pretty cool to see but was a bit over it all by this point, dozing off in one of the movie presentations..whoops!!
    Caught the ferry back to New York side and then made our way to the ticket place to grab some cheap tickets for a show. We watched Waitress - I would never have picked it but Sarah liked the look of the posters we had seen around. We didn’t know what to expect or what it was really about and it worked in our favour!! it was a great show!! 👌🏼
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    Sheree Aspinall

    I love this!

  • Day13

    Last day in NYC

    May 11, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Our last day in NYC!!!!
    Started off with a walk to Madison Square Garden Arena for a behind the scenes tour. We didn’t really know what we would get to see initially but it was soooo good! Our tour guide was awesome, we got to see some cool stuff and the arena itself is pretty damn impressive.
    They have a lot of memorabilia all around the stadium - boxing, basketball, ice hockey - from famous games and events they’ve held! They also have a timeline of pictures running around one of the levels of big events that have happened on each day of the year, over the years!
    We got to go into the Lexus Suites and sit on the comfy seats and see how the rich people do it.....maybe one day!
    Off to the Bridge Level which is were the all the media people sit during the games and it was pretty awesome! Great views. There are tables along the front, each equipped with a screen, headphones and charging station. We got to do a virtual reality thing - as if we were attending a basketball game, ice hockey game and billy Joel concert which was fun! Billy Joel comes every month to do a show and always sells out!
    We then got to check out the view form the arena floor. Whilst we were there, there was a group of people trying the break the world record for something associated with foam rolling 🤔
    Next were the dressing rooms and they’re pretty damn fancy.

    Shake Shack for lunch for some awesome burgers

    And then off to the Intrepid museum which had a war ship and aircraft and that was cool to see. They also had some interactive stuff so we played along with the little kids 😂

    We watched Means Girls the musical - it was okay. They made it more modern which was good but it wasn’t as good as the other two shows we had seen. Off to the retro nightclub for some dancing which ended with a walk home in the rain ☔️
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  • Day2

    Day 1 NYC

    December 17, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Probably hard to call it Day 1.. more like 0.5 as we set the alarm for 8am but didn’t drag ourselves out of bed until nearly 6am Sydney time.. (2pm NYC). We went straight to Times Square, where I must admit I was a little disappointed. I didn’t even know what to take a picture of because nothing was that cool. Also, not impressed with the smell of the streets or the subway. I’ve smelt loads of different smells today and none of them were a Sweet Pea Candle like scent. We looked a couple of Macy’s windows and made our way back to the hotel for Mike to make a work call. We are Chipotle for dinner (again disappointing). Our nighttime activity was exploring the Empire State Building! We went to floors 80, 86, and 102. We came, we saw, we froze. Great view though. $1 oysters for dinner and Dunkin Donuts for dessert. Yum.Read more

  • Day6

    New York!

    November 5, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Caught the train from Boston to NYC (hightlight was our giant cinnamon scrolls - we were the envy of the entire carriage). We arrived late afternoon and headed to Madison Square Garden (across the road from our hotel) for an NBL game - NY Knicks vs Indiana Pacers. Knicks came from behind to win 108-101! Very exciting 🏀 Apparently I am a mad sports fan now! Lauren would be proud.Read more

    Dan Brown

    That looks pretty delicious. No Pmax?

    Dan Brown


    Dan Brown

    What does that chick have behind you?

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  • Day7

    Looking for Liz Lemon

    November 6, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    New York day 2 included 30 Rock (Tina Fey must have been at lunch), Radio City, the Guggenheim, and the Empire State Building at night. We went up at around 9pm and it was amazing. Despite a rainy cloudy day, it was so clear up there but absolutely freezing!Read more

  • Day143

    Empire State Building

    November 7, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 6 °C

    Our Hotel- Hotel Pennsylvania, is opposite Penn Station & Madison Square Garden. Also just around the corner from the Empire State Building- we decided to go to the top last night- freezing cold but amazing views of the lights of Manhattan.Read more

  • Day3

    Empire state building

    February 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Heute morgen geht es hoch hinaus. Die Subway bringt uns zur 33th Street und nach einem kurzen Frühstücksstop bei Wendy’s, deren Frühstück jedwedes Klischee schlechten amerikanischen Essens bestätigt, laufen wir zunächst am Gebäude vorbei. Am Fuße der riesigen Gebäude ist es gar nicht so einfach,sich zu orientieren, denn das Ende der Häuser ist nicht zu sehen. Also Straße wieder zurück, Sicherheitskontrolle à la Flughafen und schon stehen wir im Fahrstuhl nach oben. Der erste Stock zeigt im 79. Stock eine äußerst interessante Ausstellung zur Entstehung des bis 1972 mit 102 Stockwerken höchsten Gebäudes der Welt. 1930 1931 errichtet, erreichten die Arbeiter nach nur 6 Monaten den 86. Stock. Bezüglich seiner Konstruktion und Bauzeit das Empire State auch heute noch Maßstäbe. Zahlreiche Fotografien zeugen von einer damals einmaligen Baustelle mit zu Spitzenzeiten 3439 Arbeitern, die ungesichert in schwindelerregende Höhen 60.000 Tonnen Stahl verarbeiteten und Stockwerk um Stockwerk das Gebäude in die Höhe trieben. Wahnsinn ist auch die Aussicht, die uns im 86. Stock erwartet...Read more

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