The Sylvan Guest House
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... Tree. The tree had grown in California, King's Canyon at a elevation of 1,880 to 2,900 feet and the tree height was 331 ft, and the root structure covered 3 acres. Another point of interest we saw that day was the United Nations building - 192 flags normally are on show but are not displayed on public holidays. Donald Trump Tower is opposite the United Nations building. Waldorf Astoria Hotel is where the President stays when in New York.
... working the last few months on the Pan American Games which had been dominating the news in Canada.
Again, an odd taxi ride. The driver (from Bangladesh we noted because all he wanted to do was talk cricket) offered to take us to our hotel in the Upper West Side (between Central Park and the Hudson) for $45 and again shut off his meter. Either we just get the crooks, or this is standard practice for cab drivers when they pick up foreign guests. ...
... to one. Pretzel was OK, but not great. I later enjoyed some great NYC pizza at a small local place. I was going to get a NYC deli sandwich later, but the pizza kept me full the rest of the day. ....deli food will be on the next trip!
...and there will definitely be a next trip. I didn't get a change to see "the Lady", Ellis Island, or several other sites.
... all the sights as we sailed by. We agreed with him - the New York skyline is very impressive!
Obviously, we had only a brief look at New York. Like most big cities, you could spend weeks there. We did find it a bit hectic for our taste and it's not easy to see and appreciate the architecture from the street - 5th Ave anyway! Again, it would be good to go back and see more, and at a more leisurely pace!
... can serve as a prompt to the story.
HOW WAS IT ORGANISED?
- Thomas arranged for Mum and Dad to fly out to New York a day earlier than I expected, took them for dinner at The Mermaid Inn and asked for my hand in marriage. They managed to keep it a secret for a month!
- Thomas took the afternoon of Thursday 2nd October off work and said he ...