New York

August 2002

Steve's sister Jacky and her family looked after the dogs and the farmhouse, while we flew stateside for some retail therapy...

Just four days in the Big Apple in which to max-out our credit cards!  Whilst most of our time was spent in the deparment stores and designer outlets of Fifth and Madison Avenues, we somehow managed to fit in a bit of sight-seeing.   This was mostly done on an open-top tourist bus trip during which we paid our respects at both 'Ground Zero' at the World Trade Centre and at the Stonewall Inn . We also took a carriage ride through Central Park.

Mind you, we didn't need to go further than our hotel room window to see most of the sights;  we were situated on the 37th floor of a block next to the United Nations building and the East River.  But then, just as we had got used to the five-hour time difference, it was time to get the limo back to JFK.

  A Ride in Central Park The Empire State Building from our Hotel Room Our Hotel, the Millennium UN Plaza.  Our Room was One Floor from the Top on the Right Hand Side
Central Park from our Carriage
A Slightly Shakey View of Phil at the Top of the Empire State Building Phil on the Tourist Bus Phil with the Statue of Liberty in the Background
The Flat Iron Building from the Tourist Bus Phil and Steve in Front of the Stonewall Inn The Chrysler Building


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