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Unread 18 May 11, 04:40 PM  
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Xmas shopping, shows & sights in nyc 2010 - INTRO

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Hi! I havent done a trip report before cos:
1. Im lazy
2. Im intimidated by how good some of the reports on The Dibb are.
3. Ive tried before & failed to import photos & I thought my reports
would be boring without.
4. I will try again tho apologies if it doesnt work out.
5. I cant do the links either not very computer savvy.
6. I do tend to rabbit on this will probably be book length by the
time Ive finished!

BUT Ive noticed a lot of Dibbers are going to/interested in New York so I thought Id have a go anyway & put lots of detail in to help compensate for lack of photos. I know its usual to post one Day at a time but I also know some Dibbers are going very soon so Im going to try to post the whole report as quickly as poss.

My dream trip started back in August when my DDs gave me a wonderful 60th birthday surprise. A series of little presies meant to aid my guessing abilities I was rubbish! 1st presie was a Xmas card & I thought ooh, theyre treating me to a Xmas show, the 2nd presie was a big red apple & no, I didnt get it I thought maybe Snow White panto? 3rd presie was a luggage label & I thought ooh maybe its in London. 4th presie was a toy plane & I got very excited thinking it was maybe to a German Xmas market, where they sold those toffee apples (doh, I know). 5th presie was (& the dime finally dropped) a NYC guide book but I still didnt believe it in fact I dont think I did til I was standing In Times Square.

Background: Ive wanted to go Xmas shopping in NYC for years but could never justify the cost as my DH wasnt interested so I was waiting for my DDs who promised to take me when theyre rich & famous. As they kindly told me, although they havent made it yet, they thought theyd better take me whilst I was still young/fit enough to go dont you just love your offspring? Combined with the birthday morning call I got from a Nationwide rep, suggesting that I might want to reconsider my life insurance now that Id reached 60, its a good job I was too excited by the NYC trip to be depressed

Also, as part of my birthday treat & because theyd been before, they were allowing me to do all the planning yep, Im a control/planning freak.

My DD2 works in the travel industry & had got good deals she said. We were travelling on Continental & staying in the Novotel, Times Square. They were paying for flights, hotel & had a taxi fund (more later).

ok - that was the easy post - photo attempt next

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wow, Karen - that was quick! you do realise I'm rushing to post this before you go nxt week

I'm jealous even tho I've been!
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How nice of your DD's, a dream trip indeed.
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What Lovely Daughters you have. I will have to show this post to my DD
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