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SUNDAY 7th JUNE 2015.
Up early for the Memorial Meeting today. It was a perfectly clear sunny morning, forecast to be in the 20s.
At breakfast our lovely waitress Daisy was back from her days off. She is such a friendly girl, we enjoy our chats with her.
It had been very noisy all night. John said he saw a busload leaving about 3am and shut the window. Poor John has a really sore throat and raspy voice. Just as well he wasn't due to ...
... just say. But I’m sure that everyone got the gist of what
we were describing. Cultural highlights have been relatively low, but scenery
fabulous, and the encounters that we’ve had with the locals has ranged from
warm and friendly, positively oozing with charisma and helpfulness, to the
other end of the scale, which have been outright dodgy, weird, crazy and rude.
It’s been a wonderful rollercoaster of a ride, and if we haven’t loved a ...
... my advice from experience, is not to hang around too long. It really is, the tourist trap that the guide advised us earlier. We checked it out, took a load of photos, checked out the Disney Store and then as we were walking along we got HUSTLED by a group of guys selling CDs sayin that they were free and then asking for donations. We ended up (although i am not even sure how) parting with $20. Very annoyed about it. Then further along ...
... plaza. Here they had an ice rink surrounded with flags from every state in America. We watched some people ice skating, getting excited for our later adventure of ice skating in Central Park. From here we found the Lego store and had fun checking out all the awesome Lego creations and Lego to buy. We grabbed a quick lunch and than wandered through more shops, buying a few trinkets and souvenirs. We found a Ben and Jerry's ice ...
... including our kids that saw it and clapped along.
Next we sat on the fountain made famous by the show 'Friends' and walked on Bow Bridge, the icon of Central Park and sums it up in a nutshell - idyllic.
After a small break in the hotel rooms and an early dinner, the kids were walked to Times Square. Wow! The whole world seemed to be there. Standing in the middle of the hustle and bustle, the only place you can rest your ...
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