The French Quarters Guest Apartments
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... to get into most attractions - but there is lots to look at while you're waiting. Went into the One World Observatory but the next available tour was going to be 2:30 pm (about 3 hours). That made my decision easy - some photos around the area and line up for the 9/11 Museum.
The commemorative cascades built on the site of the Twin Towers are very ...
Liz woke us just before 9am, but it felt so early! We got up and I had a chance to explore their lovely home, and talk to Liz over a leisurely cup of coffee and a New Jersey bagel.
We then headed into the city by train - taking Aiden with us, and disembarking at Penn station.
It was great to see the excitement on the kids' faces - finally reaching a city they have seen represented so many times on TV. They all agreed it ...
... booked my classically tourist double decker bus tour which I would use to see the city. Having bought my ticket online I ended up walking about 40 blocks downtown to eventually find a ticket outlet where I could print my ticket and start touring. Once on the bus (already 1:30pm) I relaxed and soaked up the lovely skyline and awesome tour on offer. I spent my first day looking at everything downtown Manhattan had to offer and then ...
... turned into a garden) but it was really raining now so decided to head to the Met museum. The articles were so diverse including musical instruments, a temple, photographs and fine art. Back to the hotel to dry off and pick up the camera gear and headed to Brooklyn for night photos of the bridge and NY skyline. The rain and cloud was starting to clear which was good as the next stop was the Empire State Building. On check-in the clerk told ...
... OK onwards - Yankee Stadium. Biggish, bright clean and up on the 4th level right at the top where we were, just a wee bit windy! Only Willem had previously been to a US baseball game so this was a new one for most of us. It seems that baseball in New York's number one sport despite the NHL and 2 NBA teams. The stadium was awash with blue interspersed only with the odd orange for the Baltimore Orioles fans. Strangely (in my mind at least) they play ...