New York

Trip Start Sep 02, 2011
Trip End Sep 30, 2011

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Hi from across the Atlantic!  This is the first chance we've had to update our blog because Steve forgot his i-phone, silly!

We arrived our first day in a daze, we couldn't believe we are here, we saw Times Square, which honestly is alot smaller than you think, but is quite impressive at night, all the lights make it seem like it's daytime.

Our second day we walked around almost the whole of Central Park, amazing, and we took our first ever subway ride in Manhattan, we've been using it ever since, it's the best way to get around the city.  We also went to the Museum of Natural History and saw the dinosaur skeletons which was cool, then we went to the Lincoln Memorial which is the opera house etc.  Whilst visiting Grand Central Station we stumbled across a movie set where we could stop and watch as they set things on fire and the Director shouted at people to get off the street and onto the sidewalk (note my use of the American slang!)

Sunday, we went Downtown to Wall Street and the Statue of Liberty and took a boat trip around that and Ellis Island which took about 4 hours and was scorching!!  Then we went to see the World Trade Centre Memorial which was very surreal, it's still a construction site as they are building another larger World Trade Centre right beside where the old towers sat, the memorial opens on September 12th but unfortunately we won't be here, oh, by the way, the new tower is only halfway there and it still gave me a nose bleed looking up at it.  It's very sad how much of a tourist attraction that area has now become.

Today we went up Rockefeller Centre and saw the whole city, it is crazy tall, and when you fly up in the elevator your have to swallow to unblock your ears you are going so fast.  Then we went to Madison Square Park where all the locals were sitting on Labor Day (we didn't know it was a long weekend until we got here so that's perfect timing) watching the US Open.  Then we went Madison Square Gardens to book our tickets to Washington for tomorrow.

We can't upload any pics just now as there is no slot on this machine to do so.  We'll go just now and update again whenever we can.  On to DC!!!
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Russell and Leanne on

Hello, Russell said glad to hear you aren't just sitting about twiddling your thumbs and cramming as much as possible into each day. Anne I bet it's him that's dragging you about everywhere. Hope he's not embarrassing you with talking in his rbs voice overthere laugh. Let us know how the deep south goes and don't forgot number 11. Hope to hear from you soon x

Richard & Julie on

Hey you 2! Great to read your first blog & wow, you're really going for it, huh - packing loads into every day - it sounds like you've had an amazing time already & your only a few days in :o) Can't believe Steve forgot his iPhone tho - D'oh! Looking forward to seeing some pics & reading more about your trip... Safe journey to DC - take care, R&J xx

karen thorneycroft on

so glad your having a ball,you are going to need another holiday to get over this one.enjoy reading your travel blogs take care,karen,paul and kayleigh

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