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Old 31 Jul 16, 02:57 PM  
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Triple Treat Tour Day 1 , Part 2 : Wall Street, Juliana's. Brooklyn Bridge

the first part of today is HERE

We arrived back at Battery Park and decided to walk up towards Wall Street to get the subway across to Brooklyn.











We enjoyed reading these on the Avenue of Heroes – although it is quite hazardous looking down while walking!









We found our way here
















We took the 2 train across to Brooklyn



I think this was a debate about the need for food !



Ah, such cherubs …



We headed towards the waterfront - probably a 10 minute walk from the station







We could see a line outside Grimaldis



And a slightly smaller one outside Julianas – we had arrived just after midday



In the end it was a 40 minute wait. Andy spent most of that time chatting to a lawyer, who was very keen on British politics .

It was really hot and we almost gave up at one point.

Pleased that we didn’t !

The menfolk were sure they needed a large pizza each.

The waiter double checked with us and then came back with some cardboard cut outs showing the size of the pizzas. He said he couldn’t accept our order as he knew it would be far too much food for us.

I thought that was excellent – so we settled on just the three large pizzas between the 4 chaps and I had the meatballs and spaghetti

We had 2 large pepperoni pizzas, 1 large proscuitto, mushroom and onion pizza and one spaghetti with meatballs
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Top tip, meatball sauce and white tee shirts are not a good idea











It was all delicious.

Suitably stuffed we waddled around DUMBO for a bit trying to find the way to the Brooklyn Bridge steps






We were on the verge of giving up and hailing a cab when lo, we found them – you can imagine the teens were thrilled at the prospect of more walking





What a crazy place the bridge is – people and all manner of wheeled vehicles not just bikes – we saw some hoverboards and a really cool electric monocycle thing

It was quite an experience





I tied one of Andy’s Mums hairbands on the bridge – a piece of her will be in New York after she passes on. I hadn’t told anyone that I was going to do it. I didn’t take a photo of it though so we wouldn’t be all maudlin. I am pleased we did it .





We exited and caught the subway from City Hall to 28th Street.

We were all flagging by now.

Its been a really great morning and we worked out we had walked almost 10 miles

OUCHA

As it was just after 2pm Andy went off to watch the Euros at a Belgian bar just around the corner from the hotel- he was back just after 3pm though as it was apparently ridiculously expensive in there.

The boys decamped to their rooms to watch tv and chill out.

We stopped at a 7 Eleven on the way and they picked up all manner of nasty Mountain Dew varieties to try out as they were on 2 bottles for $3.

I grabbed a coffee from the hotel breakfast area and had a pecan Danish



This was ridiculously delicious.

Everyone flaked out and we set the alarm for 6.30pm just to make sure we didn’t sleep too long and then wake up at stupid o ‘clock

The boys didn’t want to go out and were only a ittle peckish so Jamie came with us to pick up a McDonalds just around the corner from ShakeShack



It was something like $30 dollars for their three meals and drinks.

We weren’t hungry either so popped across the road from the hotel to the Smith bar



It was a really cool place, pretty busy and looked like it also served nice food

I started my cocktail a day quest by having a Rose Rose



Rose prosecco, vermouth, crème de peche and mint.

Very nice

We had a couple of drinks but soon felt pretty knackered.



So we called it a day

The night time view from the room was spectacular







the next day is HERE

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Those pizzas were huge. What a lovely idea re Andy's Mum's hair band. Really enjoying hearing all about your trip.
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lovely thought about Andy's Mom.
You'll need new shoes after all that walking

Another great day to read about, thank you.
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Cocktail looks delicious

How long did it take to walk over the bridge? What street is the start of the bridge on, do you know?

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Originally Posted by SammyScotland View Post
Those pizzas were huge. What a lovely idea re Andy's Mum's hair band. Really enjoying hearing all about your trip.
They were huge - and delicious too, I sneaked a bite
I didnt tell Andy I was leaving something for his mum - but it was quite an emotional moment.
Thank you for reading along x

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lovely thought about Andy's Mom.
You'll need new shoes after all that walking

Another great day to read about, thank you.
The trainers certainly earned their stripes on this day - by the time we got to Washington our feet were singing ! It was a fun day

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Really enjoying reading!
Thank you - happy memories !

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Cocktail looks delicious

How long did it take to walk over the bridge? What street is the start of the bridge on, do you know?

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Hello, thank you
This link may help you - its Cadman Plaza East
It took us about 30 minutes but we kept stopping and in some parts its really narrow - of course it was afternoon on a Saturday too so probably a peak time !

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What a busy day in such a short timescale too. You did well to keep the boys going for 10 miles especially after all the steps earlier at the statue. The pizzas looked amazing by the way and yes, spaghetti and white t shirts are always risky.

It was a lovely idea to tie Andy's mum's hair band to the bridge. I had heard about the padlocks but the band is personal and very thoughtful.

The empire state looks so impressive lit at night. Great view from your room wasn't it? Must have felt a bit surreal.

Look forward to the next instalment xx
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Wow so much done on your first day👍
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Great photos. The pecan danish looks delicious.
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