Sunday, June 24, 2012
Miss Jana Goes to New York City
Well, Yesterday I woke up bright and early:
For a 6:05 departure to New York City. I Know, you're saying
My ride is setting on Track 3:
Not bad inside:
Zipping along at 100 Mph:
That ws probably the big problem coming down - the speed was fast enough you couldn't pan and there was a lot of scenery to look at.
We did slow down when we got close: Hudson Palisades
I got off at Penn Station, and hopped on the 3 train and got off in Tribeca. some walking and viola:
It turns out, you need advance resevration to tour the 9/11 site, so I kept on walking.
I finally made to Battery Park, and got in line for the Ferry:
I did have reservations for this and got there early. The line was pretty fast (about 20 minutes) and we were on our way:
There she is:
I next went over to Ellis Island and Had lunch:
Did someone say Bicycles?
The Cruise Line said to allow for up to 5 hours, It took me about 2. Back to Battery Park:
With a lot of time to kill, I went back to the 9/11 memorial and got a ticket for 4:00. The only problem was my train was supposed to go back to albany at 5:00.
So I did plan "B":
42nd St and Times square. I still had some time left, but my shorts were making me sore, so I sat down for a while at the McDonalds, and came up with:
I was told by a hawker outside that it was a two hour wait. I suspect she was trying to sell me an express pass. It was about 30 minutes.
From the 86th Floor. East:
There's an extra charge to go up to the 101st floor, bUt I didn't go.
Back to Albany:
Did I enjoy? Yes, Bit I'm not sure I would want to live there. If your'e thinking about, make plans and be flexable. The subway is not that scary, and most folks are willing to help you out.