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Apr 27, 2007 - The BIG Apple - Back in the USA!
We spent four months going around the world and never had one drop of rain...today we docked in New York and it was a really ugly, rainy morning. So much rain that our shuttles into Manhattan were one hour late! We finally got to the heart of the city (53rd and 7th Ave) around 11:00 a.m. (it took an hour to negotiate traffic from the Red Hook Pier in Brooklyn). Gretchen & Bob had lunch around noon at a great French Bistro "Maison" and then walked to Times Square, window shopping along the way. It had been a few years since we'd been in this...Jump to full entry
Jul 21, 2006 - Hong Kong to New York
The shuttle to the airport was easy. They allow passengers to check luggage at the train station, but TSA doesn't allow it for several carriers, including Cathay Pacific, so we had to carry our bags. When we got to the terminal it was unclear where we were supposed to check in, so 'Becca did some reconnaissance and we got in the right line. When we got to the ticket agent she was confused, just as every ticket agent this trip had been. However, she tried to explain the problem and to correct it, whereas all of the other agents had,...Jump to full entry