Came out of the Apple store and walked and walked and walked down 5th Ave. Then we decided to jump in a taxi and head down to the Lower East Side (LES)of Manhattan. We went to the LES for one reason and that was to have lunch in Katz Deli, it was established in 1888 and was where “Harry met Sally” 🙂 They do the best Pastrami sandwiches in the world, oh and there cheese cake is not bad either! I was sad enough to take a photo of mine LOL so I will be putting the photos on when we get back.
I decided that I wanted to walk again, so we walked and walked we walked from LES (found a cool little T-shirt shop in LES and I got a couple of Hip Hop related T-Shirst) through “Little Italy” through “East Village” into “Greenwich Village”. We found a Jeans shop just of Union Square that had jeans to fit me, so I purchased 4 pairs 🙂 I still wanted to carry on walking. Elaine was worn out not just from today, but from everything we have done, every day from dawn to well after dusk! We found close to the “Meat packing” district a beauty parlour where she had a 20 min back and shoulder massasge.
We then walked a bit more and then jumped into another taxi and went passed “Ground Zero” on our way to the Liberty Island ferry. LOL when we got there it was closed. So we walked through Battery Park to the Staten Island ferry terminal. We wanted to get a water taxi back up town, but they did not leave from here. So on we walked passed the Heilport (Yes I was very tempted, but the graph of my budget over ruled my heart!) so on we walked to Pier 11 which is situated at one end of “Wall St” so I had to go and walk up it. We then got our water taxi and saw the most fantastic sunset behind the Satue of Liberty! from Pier 11 our next stop was the famous “Fulton ferry landing (Dumbo Brooklyn Bridge) Its known as Dumbo because of this. The Brooklyn bridge designer was killed on the bridge while it was being built. His wife took over overseeing the construction of the bridge, which when it was complete was the biggest/tallest structure in NY. At the time the tallest building was a church that was 4 floors high. The locals were scared to use the bridge as 1. it was very bit/tall. 2. It was part designed by a woman. That was untill PT Barnham marched his 21 elephants over the bridge, then the doubts that the bridge would collapse were squashed. Brooklyn Bridge History The next stop was Schaefer Landing at the Williamsburg bridge, then we got finished our water taxi trip at East 35th ST (Midtown East Manhattan). We then got a road taxi (yes a yellow one) back to our hotel, on the way back we went passed the UN buildings.
We freshened up and went back to Times Square to do a little bit of gift shopping and have an Italian meal at Sbarros. Then went back to the hotel and slept!
Its now Tuesady morning here, Elaine is in the shower and I have just found the Business center in the hotel that has free use of PC’s and internet. Thats why I have typed more today as its a proper pain trying to do this on my phone.
Our transfer is booked to pick us up from the hotel at 3:40-3:55pm so we only have a few hours left 🙁
I’ve now finished my Starbucks so I am going to get in the shower now……
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