Candlewood Suites Secaucus
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We had wanted to take a tour of Yale when we woke up but after looking for parking for 15 minutes and realizing it was another dark and rainy day we decided to just drive through and make our way to Jersey. From what I saw, Yale looked really nice and new haven seemed like a nice little city. The USA is a funny mix of very rich and very poor neighborhoods being very close together. You drive 1 km and you are in a whole other world. There ...
We were ready to go by 11am and met up with Jolanta. We went to 9th avenue to a general area called Hells Kitchen for brunch. We were subsequently told by a guide that many years ago the area was so tough that it was nam that by the Police. Today it's a popular place for the locals to eat and nearby for us, just two blocks over. We had brunch al fresco. The day was fine, pleasant in the sun, but a bit cool out of it. On the way to catch the subway to go to the financial ...
... restoration. We do have a look at the Map Room and wander around admiring the architecture.
Anyway, it's not much of a walk to the MOMA and we are soon there. One of the benefits of this pass is being able to skip the queues, although not in all locations, but here is one of them. We use our newly minted cards and get into the Museum without much fuss although I think half of NY have turned out today without the same thoughts as us...wet day, hmmmm, what will I do? ...
... in no particular order ......no lines or anything. Anyway, once the doors opened and people started to move, it was all OK and the ferry is really big, so everyone seemed to be able to fit on without any drama or pushing or shoving. The trip over was very pleasant and we went by the Statue of Liberty and we got nice views back towards the city too. We ended up having a bit of lunch at the ferry terminal on Staten Island before ...
... of encouragement and direction coming from everyone on the ground.
We ended the evening with pizza, passing out of T-shirts, and a debriefing led by Jay who gave us a rundown of what we will be doing over the following three weeks and what sort of things we should expect and prepare for. So far there is no limit to what this group can do. I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow. :)