Trip Start Nov 11, 2011
12Trip End Nov 11, 2012
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Where I stayed
Hoboken, New Jersey
A sleep in this morning, set us back with regards to how much time we had to sight see but helped us get over the last of our jet lag.
We didn't want to do too much today as Danielle our friend from Ireland isn't due in NY until tomorrow and most sights we want to see, she will want to see also.
As we are staying in Hoboken, New Jersey we have had to get to know the PATH train system which links New Jersey with Manhattan as well as the NYC Metro System.
The Financial District where you will find the World Trade Center was our first stop
St Paul's Church directly across the road from the World Trade Center still displays memorabilia of 9/11 inside. They have toned down the amount since 2008 but there is still missing person posters, messages of support, photos and items pulled from the ruins on display.
After realising there wasn't much for us to see without access to the Memorial we wandered down Canal Street through to Chinatown. I imagine Teri & Gord may of found this more interesting than us, as for us, it was just like being back in Sunnybank LOL.
Now Little Italy on the other hand served it's purpose. A delicious lunch of pasta, followed by a sampling of Cannoli, Biscotti and Hazelnut Gellato.
With full stomach's we jumped on the Metro and headed uptown for MoMa; The Museum of Modern Art.
For those of you haven't been to NYC and plan to visit one day, MoMa normally costs $20 to enter however on Friday's between 4pm-8pm you can enter for free.
MoMa was founded in 1929 by the wife of oil scion John D. Rockefeller Jr. and two of her socialite friends. Starting with a humble eight prints and one drawing, the ladies' legacy now comprises nearly 200,000 pieces of modern art, including some of the world's most renowned
Your feet get pretty sore when you are walking around sight seeing all day, then to top it off with MoMa! Needless to say we didn't get to see the whole museum as we were keen to head back to Hoboken so that we could welcome Danielle when she arrived.
On our way back to the PATH station to get the train back to New Jersey, we passed Bryant Park. Despite being tired we couldn't resist stopping in. There was a Christmas Market set up with all kinds of stalls and a large ice skating rink. We enjoyed a warm apple cider with cinnamon and bought some post cards we intend on framing when we get home.
Our grateful moment for today is having wonderful friends like Diana & Jim who are kind enough to open their home to us, saving us lots of money on accommodation and food daily. It's so lovely to be around everyone.
Love Dee & Michael xoxo
PS Despite sampling Biscotti in Little Italy, Mama Chin's is still the best we've ever had.