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I thought a hop over to Staten Island on the free ferry was in order...one of the few free things in New York!
The weather is finally beginning to be more like Fall now, so I wrapped up warm. I've been caught out lately...it is so changeable right now and unusual, according to locals who say it is normally cold and crisp by now...and I've been wearing t-shirts his trip!
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STOP NO. 6 - THE PENULTIMATE DESTINATION
No friends or family to catch up with here, just an opportunity to take a bite out of the Big Apple.
After 'The Brain Surgeons' and 'The Shots', my drummer, close friend and one half of the Powerhouse, Mark Evans, made NY is home for nearly 20 years where he established himself as a remarkable musician. He played with a number of US groups before joining 'Warrior ...
... mumble in your ear.... a sales pitch that's clearly wasted on the deaf girl! Ok, so before I talk about the high point of our visit to NY so far, I probably need to tell you about the low point - I apologise in advance for telling this story - if you're easily offended, perhaps you might want to skip this next paragraph... So, Michael and I are walking down the street (a main street, with reasonably heavy traffic flowing in both directions). We look ahead about 10 or ...
... on us as we have both been sick over the last 5 or 6 days. Nothing too bad just a cold I think. Mike managed to get a doctors appointment in the city and is on the mend. I stuck it out with just some Sudafed PE, still got a bit of a cough but definitely a lot better than earlier in the week. It was hard to get up and going when we weren't feeling well, but like Mama R said, "You'll just have to get up and go". And so we did. Our first full day was Tuesday, ...
... The memorial itself is spectacular. Two huge, square fountain structures have been built on the exact space once occupied by both towers. Our tour guide told us that you cannot see the bottom because the designers wanted the structures to evoke the monumental sense of absence. Around the edges of both fountains are the names of all the 2,977 victims of September 11th (including those who died in all four planes, and at the Pentagon) and also the 6 people who died in ...