Sunday 30 October 2011

New York, New York

What an experience that was!  On Monday morning we caught the train from Lancaster station to Penn Station in New York.  The owner of the little house we rented very kindly offered to drive us to the station and pick us up again the following afternoon.

We had booked a hop-on-hop-off bus ticket and for Tuesday morning, a helicopter ride.  We didn't do a lot of hopping off - the city was busier, noisier, smellier than we expected and we could see it from the top of the bus without negotiating the crowds.  Oh dear... I think I'm becoming a country hick!!

The helicopter ride was fantastic.  What a way to see New York city. We took dozens of photos.

We splashed out on a hotel in the centre of Times Square.  The atmosphere was fantastic and we felt quite safe walking around Times Square after dark.  We had an enjoyable dinner at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co at a table by the window with a view below.  Our hotel room was on the 39th floor so the view from there was even better.

It was great to see New York city but a huge relief to be back on the train to Pennsylvania.  
Times Square from our hotel room

New York traffic
From our window
Times Square crowd

NY from the air

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