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New York, New York

The Big Apple surpasses expectations

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New York is an amazing city, so much better than we thought - everything has been fantastic so far.

We've done the Natural History Museum, Central Park, Statton Island Ferry, shopping at
Macy's, watched 'Avenue Q' on Broadway, went to the top of the Empire State Building, gazed in awe at the splendour of Grand Central Station and watched the St Patricks Day celebrations. We've eaten countless hot-dogs and sampled award winning cheesecakes....delicious!!!

Best of all we're staying bang on Time Square, which has to be seen to be believed.
We even got a free hotel room upgrade this morning with free internet access!

We leave for San Fran tomorrow - not sure we could afford to stay here for much longer anyway, there's just so much great stuff to spend your money on - clothes, food, sightseeing, tours...they're all fantastic!

We've met some really lovely people too - strangers offering directions, a lovely old lady in the theatre box office who gave us a discount after taking pity on us, friendly staff in hot dog joints in the suburbs...perhaps not what you'd usually expect from a city like New York.
We've have had some spectacularly good, and bad service too - ask Lucy about the camp guy in Macy's some time - hilarious!

The picture above is a screen grab from the online CCTV cameras at TGI Fridays on Times Square. We will be uploading more as soon as we find a pc that will let us!!

Posted by rioandlucy 09:51 Archived in USA

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Glad you;re enjoying the US of A. Can;t believe the portions have you beaten already Richard. Still think you should do one of those "eat all this steak and get it for free" offers when you get out West. Love Tash xx

by tashabasha

Have you slept at all…sounds like you’ve been on the go 24/7 :):).

I liked the people of NY…so kind under an almost-but-not-quite-brusque exterior.

Makes me want to go back ha lol.

Glad to know you’re maxing it :)

Russell :)

by russ010856

Hey camp guys are great! so interesting - tell me more...........

by margaretj

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