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A Few Days in the Big Apple

After our visit to West Point, we headed back down to New York City to spend a long weekend.  We stayed right in Manhattan in the Mid-town area and were complete tourists, hitting many of the major attractions during our short stay.  It was our first visit to the Big Apple, and even though we have been to many big cities around the world, NYC is in a league all by itself.  It is unique, chaotic, vibrant, crowded, overwhelming, charming, diverse…so many things.

We wasted no time jumping into tourist mode, heading straight for the top of the Empire State Building to take in the fantastic views of the New York City area.

We went to Times Square to people-watch and to try to get discount tickets to a Broadway show.   Continue reading


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New York, New York

We are off to the airport in the morning to fly out to New York City to meet up with our oldest son who we sent off to summer camp at West Point last Saturday.  After landing in Newark, we will drive up to West Point and spend the night nearby so that we can attend the closing ceremony on Friday morning.  I look forward to hearing about his experiences, thoughts and impressions.  You know those teenage boys, they love to lay their thoughts and feelings out on the table…especially for mom.  I will ask anyhow.  I cannot help myself.

Friday afternoon we will head in to New York City and be tourists for the weekend.  We have never been to the big apple before and spending a long weekend with our oldest before sending him on another airplane to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs sounds fantastic.

So, we will leave this lovely place behind for a few days…

…to go have some adventures off the farm.

See you next week!

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