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.
We then learned something about the New York Subway. Our plan was to get four 7-day passes for unlimited Subway use. Well, it seems that the kiosks you have to buy them from only allow two transaction per credit card PER DAY. AND, there is no way to buy more than one card per transaction. Is that not ridiculously stupid? I have two credit cards, however, PATH tickets to get us from NJ to NYC use the same machines and I had already used one card on those.
We eventually got them all which included using most of the cash we had. Stopped my an ATM and my debit card from my bank was declined and of course it is Sunday so nothing I can do about that until Monday. Of all the things I worried about in making plans, two things I never dreamed would be problems. Oh well.
We then headed out to the New York Fire Department museum.
We then went to the Transit Museum in Brooklyn. A very cool museum showing the history of New York train transit system. They also had a huge inventory of historic subway cars. It is housed in an old subway station. Here are some pics…
We then caught the subway to Grand Central Terminal.
We ate dinner in the food court in Grand Central.
Then, we stopped by Times Square…
Then back the hotel to collapse in our beds (and me to type in this report.