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Wow our time in NYC is flying by! I can definitely see why people recommend a week here at a minimum! Ryan and I started the day with a visit to Grad Central Station which we had been advised to do while on the Sex and the City tour. Unfortunately though we didn't exactly know what we were in search of while there, although we did got an idea of why it is the 'Grand' terminal. We missed the 4-face opal clock worth 10-20 million dollars, as well as the ...
For 49 years I've enjoyed warm summer days for my birthday. Well not this year. My god. -13 overnight in NYC and freezing conditions as a beautiful sunny day dawned.
Mardi got me a couple of lovely gifts, that will come in handy, a scarf and a pair of gloves. She also got me some t shirts for back in Australia and some fragrance samples.
We headed out at around midday for lunch. Yummy Mexican. My favourite. A trio of ...
... of the chess boards are fixtures in the park. We chatted with one guy who works nights at JFK airport and spends all his day playing and looking for chess partners at Union Square. Then we walked to Madison Square Park. Of interest there was that Lego had a display including life sized characters such as Superman and Cinderella. Walking in the footpath just outside the park we passed a large camper/trailer when people from it asked us if we wanted free food. The vehicle was ...
... missed on the menu was that they charge a service fee of 20%, regardless of how the service actually was! The tipping culture is something I really don't like from America, but I detest it when you're expected to pay it and you supposedly have no choice in the matter. Needless to say, we did not tip the 'expected' amount and walked out with our bill just about covered. The service wasn't even good!
Hey-ho, we carried on to the bridge. Quite obviously, it ...
... celebrated my life choice with me. More commonly, reactions from people included: Why? What are you going to do there? You are going by yourself? Aren't you scared? Isn't that expensive? All of these questions were posed with a look of horror on the faces of the askers. I would like to take the time to answer these questions in a satirical manner. -Why? Why not? I've got two months off and it's hot in Texas. I don't have any have diapers to ...
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