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Taking a bite out of The Big Apple

Visiting New York City with my daughters

semi-overcast 20 °C

Following up on a suggestion from my daughter Heather, I asked her sister Melinda how she would feel about going to NYC with Heather and me. Melinda had never been and I had the impression she wouldn't want to. Well to say I was mistaken is a real understatement. So I made the arrangements and off we went.

Heather drew up a suggested four day plan. She wanted Melinda to get a real idea of how marvellous the city is. On Wednesday October 1st Melinda flew from Quesnel, B.C and Heather and I met her at the Vancouver Airport where we lunched with Heather's husband Jim (it was his birthday). Then foot loose and fancy free off we went to New York. Although we arrived around 2 am we stopped at a wine and cheese bar before walking to our hotel by way of Times Square. I guess the idea was to show Melinda the city really doesn't ever sleep.

We stayed at The Hilton Midtown where we had a great view of Central Park and, over the next two days, had marvellous weather, saw the World Trade Centre site, walked across Brooklyn Bridge and along the new High Line Park walkway and in Central Park, had very nice lunches and dinner both evenings in Remi Restaurant near our hotel. And we went to two Broadway musicals......Mama Mia and Jersey Boys. They have been running for a long time but we enjoyed them thoroughly.

It rained Saturday but we walked to Central Park anyway, had brunch at Sarabeth's facing the park, and went to Radio City Music Hall for their very interesting tour before heading to the airport and home.

The whole trip was exciting and for all of us a chance to spend quality time together. 180_IMG_0809.jpg
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Posted by douglasw 12:11 Archived in USA

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