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New York, New York in 12 hours

Monday June 23, 2008

The KOA had a tour to NYC right from the front door of the RV Park. Kory and Tim had never been to NYC so we decided to do a whirlwind tour.

The bus left at 7:30am, and we returned at 6:30pm. What a FULL day! I will give you the Reader’s Digest version in photos.

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Our bus, West Point Tours, with our driver, Bill, from the Bronx and our guide, Steve, from Brooklyn. Not for nuthin, but that’s where they were from.

The bus trip was about 1-1/2 hours through the Lincoln Tunnel. Our first stop was……

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First stop Liberty Island.

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Ellis Island as viewed from the ferry.

Next, it was on to lunch at the South St Seaport and a view of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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THE bridge.

The next stop was Rockefeller Center. However, on the way we saw a bus that was rear ended by a dump truck. The bus was pushed about half way through a bank building. Unfortunately, a pedestrian on the sidewalk was killed. Next, we saw a bike messenger that had been hit by a taxi. Finally, we arrived at the Rock.

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The famous ice rink, behind which the annual Christmas Tree stands. In the summer it is a restaurant on the rink area.

After a tour of the area and the Today show area it was back on the bus. Next stop, Times Square.

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There Pop is pointing out to Kory where the ball drops each New Year’s Eve.

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The glitter goes on and on as well as the large screen TV’s.

We had hot dogs from Bobby a street vendor on the corner of 7th and Broadway. From here it was back to the RV Park! Wow! What a whirlwind tour. Well worth it if you only have one day to see it all.

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Kory survived the day better than the rest of us.

The driver and guide were very good. The driver would just park the bus in the middle of the street, make left turns where they were prohibited and somehow avoided any accidents amongst all the traffic and taxis.

Well, that was the tour. Hope you enjoyed it.

Happy Trails!

Posted by popding 17:26

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