New Jersey and The Big Apple
Trip Start Nov 28, 2011
35Trip End Dec 18, 2012
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We called our host, George's friend who we were staying with and he came and picked us up at the PATH, a local rail link which gets you into Manhattan in 8 minutes!
Lucia, Andy's wife, kindly made a delicious home cooked dinner of roast chicken, salad and rice and we just sat and chatted with a couple of glasses of wine before heading to bed.
The next day, Friday, we had set our alarm for an early start and headed into Manhattan to start our sight seeing in earnest
We arrived back at Andy and Lucia's lovely loft apartment at around 7pm exhausted and weary where we ate homemade lasagne and Russian salad and again enjoyed an evening of chatting and wine before popping down to Andy's local bar for a few drinks, a stroll home and then we retired to replenish our energy for the next days sightseeting.
Day 2 in the Big Apple (Saturday 18th) we had a breakfast of tea and toast from a toaster with butter (real Irish Butter), the small things really make our day now and remind us of home more
We walked back to the World Trade Centre and caught the PATH back to New Jersey and back to the loft. Lucia is expecting a little bundle of joy so is feeling a bit tired, probably due to the heat, so she just fancied resting with a film and a cup of tea so George, Andy and I left her in peace and headed to a local Indian Restaurant to enjoy a curry which was very yummy and again reminded us of home. We drove back by the river to see the night skyline of Manhattan with all its twinkling lights.
Our final day in the Big Apple was a bit of a strange one where we ended up walking for hours and miles and didn't really do much. We started off by heading to the theatre district and queing for Rush Tickets (they allocate some tickets which are sold at a set low price $31.50 in this case) to see a show however they sold out about 4 people ahead of us but we did have a lovely chat with a couple of New Yorkers who seemed keen to move to London
From there we headed home to the Loft for our last nights sleep in a comfy bed picking up some wine and chocolate as a small token of our thanks.
The next morning we set off on a tube ride and a bit of a walk to catch the bus to Boston.
Overall New York was an exciting place, lots to see and do, great weather and much cleaner and safer than I was expecting. However George and I didn't have the best of times we are starting to get a little frayed at the edges after spending soo much time together, alone with not a lot of other company ,I'm not sure I would recommend it as a must do to keep yor relationship strong. So during the course of the weekend we decided to split up, stay together, just be friends and then stay together..........................I personally think it is miraculous that we lasted this long without a major bustup! Of course I blame George but that is the priveledge of being the author of our blog I can't write what I want tee hee!