I feel it is important to familiarize yourself with the five boroughs of New York City before you go. There is Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. I got this image on Wikipedia. There's some good information on the page about the different boroughs, so I recommend you go take a look. The … Continue reading NYC Helpful Tips
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My time comes to end here and I'm sad to leave, but happy to return home to my kids, Evan and our pets. I love this place, not the glitz, not the tourist traps, but the history. Here is where much of our nation has been shaped and continues to effect, not only our nation, … Continue reading NYC ’15 – farewells
Today we visited St. Patrick's Cathedral, where I lit a candle in honor of my daughter Faith. I don't know if that's appropriate or how you do that sort of thing, but I did it nonetheless. The cathedral was completed in 1878 and dedicated on May 25, 1879. We did the hop on hop off tour. … Continue reading NYC ’15 – Jackie O’s Grand
The weather was supposed to be in the 40s, but we had gusts in addition to temps plummeting into the teens. None of us dressed warm enough, but it didn't keep us from enjoying a day in Harlem (Harlem and Morningside Heights are a couple of my favorite places to see when I am in … Continue reading NYC ’15 – God’s Day
I had one of my best New York moments today. The rest of my group went to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island today while I went to meet with family. Since I've been to Ellis Island a few times, I didn't mind missing it, but I must stress that visiting Ellis Island is … Continue reading NYC ’15 – Family Ties
I suppose I feel like I'm reliving my first time here by sharing the experience with others who are seeing it for the first time; and to know I have a small part in a moment that someone else will cherish forever is gratifying, to say the least. We flew out of Dallas on a … Continue reading NYC ’15 – The Arrival