Welcome to the Big Apple!
Trip Start Sep 09, 2013
8Trip End Sep 28, 2013
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It was in the mid 90s in the city and very humid. It reminded me of New Orleans in the summer. We were hot and sweating by the time we arrived at his residence, The moment we entered his flat he offered us chilled wet towelettes to cool our hot faces, showed us his bedroom, with a very comfortable bed. There were towels, and a gift package, and water for each of us on the bed. He then announced that dinner was ready
The next day was 9/11 and still very hot. We choose to ride the buses above ground, rather than the super hot subway. We traveled south along 5th Ave to Central Park and visited the Guggenheim Museum where we saw several installations by Turell who works with light. While the three day New York Pass may be the best way to to save money and see many sights, we chose the Explorer pass as it extends over 30 days. We can still see many of the same sights, but will be able to see some more when we return from Montreal and Quebec in a week or so. It was fun to walk the streets and see the fashionistas, and encounter the street buskers beating out cadence on plastic buckets. It was very hot so we would jump into hotels and churches to cool off under their air conditioning.
We went into Rockefeller Center and rode the lift to top of the rock for views over Central Park and downtown.