2009 – New York City

New York Wrap-Up

Thought I would make one more post to wrap things up. This was a great trip. I feel honored to have been able to take this trip, especially with my family. As last year, I still struggle with really appreciating being in a place like New York. I mean, I am there, but how do … Continue reading »

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Day 9 & 10 – Our Last Train Home

We boarded our last train this trip around 2:45 for a 3:15 departure. We had a little different room setup this time around. We had one of the small rooms like we normally have, but because of the pricing when I bought the tickets, it was only a few more dollars to get our second … Continue reading »

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Day 8 & 9 – Returning Home Part II

Our train left Washington DC right on time at 4:05. We settled right into our rooms. We had a late lunch so we made 6:00 dinner reservations. After dinner, we made a quick stop at Cumberland, Maryland where Stephen and I stepped off the train for a couple of minutes. After than, Vicky and Michael … Continue reading »

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Day 8 – Returning Home

We boarded a New Jersey Transit train at about 8:00 in the morning. We took that train straight to New York Penn station where we picked up our Amtrak tickets, checked our baggage and checked into the ClubAcela lounge. Our train from NY to Washington DC was running late. At about 10:15, we headed to … Continue reading »

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Day 7 – Last Full Day in New York

We started the day off by using PATH, light rail, then a bus to get us to Liberty State Park in New Jersey to catch a ferry to see the Statue if Liberty. The ferry leaves from an old train station where many of the immigrants who went through Ellis Island would board trains for … Continue reading »

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Day 6 – To the Bronx We Go

Okay, we started the day in Manhattan. We went to the Intrepid Museum where they have an aircraft carrier (Intrepid), submarine and a Concorde jet on display. We spent a couple of hours there. Here is the submarine… Then on the Intrepid… After grabbing some slices (and Stephen a couple of dogs), we hit the … Continue reading »

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Day 5 – New York Birthday

Today was my birthday and what better way to spend it than on vacation in New York. We started this morning by going to the Museum of Natural History. By the way, it is nothing like the one on the movie. Even so, it did have a bunch of cool stuff including a full scale … Continue reading »

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Day 4 – Jumping Into to New York City

Wow. What a long day. We started off early and got to the World Trade Center site around 9:00. We walked all around. Not much to really see other than that it is a construction site. I caught Michael trying to make friends with this guy… We also saw a real interesting parking lot. It … Continue reading »

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Day 3 – Chicago to New York

Here is the grand hall at Chicago’s Union Station… We hung out in the lounge Friday night and they took us to the our train around 8:30. We dropped our things in our room and went to the dining car for a welcome reception. Cheese and fruit plates with some sparkling cider. After that, back … Continue reading »

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Day 1 & 2 – Lamy to Chicago By Train

Right on time, we boarded Amtrak #4, The Southwest Chief, in Lamy, New Mexico. Here is a video of the train arriving… (video had not finished processing when I posted, so if it won’t play, try back later) We got right on and settled into our rooms. By 4:00, we were all getting real hungry. … Continue reading »

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