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Today we set off on the subway to the Meat packers district to walk The High Line which is an old elevated rail line renovated to be an unusual elevated green walking space. There are art installations and interesting views into buildings and out into the urban area and the Hudson river and lots of trees and other flora. The graduated amphitheater for viewing the traffic on the road below was particularly interesting.
We flew into NYC on Monday 22nd July, went into the city to find Cathy, Emma's cousin who we were staying with for the duration. Seeing as the plane had been delayed leaving Toronto we were starving by the time we arrived so we headed straight to Bubba Gump Shrimp in Times Square for a massive feed! It was awesome, by the ...
... s parents.
Once at the hotel we retrieved our car from the garage (with the attendant's help), retrieved our baggage from the hotel's basement (with the bellman's assistance) and got the car loaded up (the bellman insisted on helping, even though it's a Chinese wood block puzzle to get everything to fit). We gave him a nice tip for his helpfulness and enthusiasm.
On the way out of Manhattan we drove across and up one side of Central Park for a quick ...
... guy until he told us Border Protection would like to see us. Banged up abroad raced thru my mind as we were ushered into a lounge with what looked to be a number of illegal immigrants and the left overs from Guantanamo Bay.
We sat there for about 15 minutes with the only person approaching us was a Lady from SIA informing us she would take care of our baggage, whatever the outcome was??
I was called to the Border Control Officer who asked a few ...
... After working out the subway and taking twice at long I'm sure, we arrived at America Museum of National History where we spent a few hours. After lunch we went to the Children's Museum of Manhatten which the girls really enjoyed. We had dinner in the apartment and were all asleep by 9pm as the busy day and jet lag were catching up with us.
Tuesday we headed out early to Times Square checking out the American ...
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