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Unread 30 Aug 09, 09:13 PM  
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July 2009... Day 19...The New York Part

Day 19 New York and Home

Sunday 26th July


Day 18

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DH (48) Enzo puts up with us and is happy as long as were happy (not with on the New York leg)

Me (39) Angelina the planner and tour guide

DD (16) Gabriella my shopping buddyif theres a Sephorawere in it

DS (13) Gianni likes to eat and always has a smile ready when he sees me point the camera at him

After a much better nights sleep we awoke to our final day in New York We had decided that we were going to take it easy today and just hang around Times Square.

Whilst I finished off the packing, Gianni took some photos from the window









We left our bags and cases with in the luggage room and checked out at 10ish before heading out for brunch. Today we were going to Ellens Stardust Diner. Wed had our last meal here when we last came to New York.so I think we can call it a tradition now

It was really busy in here and great fun. I just love all the singing and music. We could have sat in here all day.

We didnt bother with starters as we had already decided we were going to be hitting the desert menu today.Gabriella had the grilled cheese sandwich, Gianni had pesto and chicken pasta and I had hotdogs. For desert we had.Gabriella Death by Chocolate, Gianni Apple Strudel, Me Mississippi Mud Pie (I knowwhat about Weight Watchers? Its my last dayIm having CHOCOLATE) 3 sodas with that and the bill came to $81.



There was some last-minute shopping that we wanted to do so we headed back out into the heat, reluctantly, at 11.30.





We saw the Naked Cowboy.didnt bother with a photo with himhe was very touchy feely






We had a good browse in a music shop, Gabriella bought herself some nice jeans from Billabong and a jumper from Quicksilver. I bought Gianni a jumper in Quicksilver and another bag for myself together with some flip-flops

took a few photos as we crossed over to the other side





Jazzy police station with its lights



we learnt on our tour that all buildings in Times Square have to have a minimum of 16% of their fronts lit up.

I forgot to mention that the Virgin Megastore is no more. I did wonder as Id read that the one in Downtown Disney had shut down. Id seen the lights from our window on the first night so assumed it was still open. Alas, the lights are on but its all boarded up

We had to nip into the Sephora shop on Times Square.think we only went into 5 of them whilst in N Y Spent a little time in here, bought a little mirror and paid for that at 3.40pm.

Our flight was at 6.25 so we made our way, slowly, to the hotel to collect our luggage and hopped in a Yellow Cab back to the airport

What can I say.ermwe headed straight to the restrooms to freshen up and change into our travelling clothes before checking in the luggage. We wandered around for a while downstairs where the shops are then made our way through security to wait for the plane.

Just before we were due to board the heavens opened and it rained and rained. How lucky were we? Safely on the plane it then took about another 45 minutes before we actually took off. Thats what I dislike about JFK, you dont just land and get off or get on and take off. Its a whole get in a queue thing.

The flight for me was ok. I didnt get any sleep but then again I was too busy watching films. The children were in the 2 seats behind me. Gabriella had a horrible flight but didnt tell me why until we got off. The man behind her put his feet up on her arm rest. His socks smelt of wee The poor thing, she had to put up with that for most of the flight.

We landed at Heathrow to be met by our taxi driver and got home at about mid-day. I was sat in the front and was really trying to fight sleep and tried so hard but I know I did the nodding dog thing

Thats it really. One of the best holidays weve ever had is over. I still cant really believe that weve been! It all seems like a dream.
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Thanks for taking the time to post a trip report. I have really enjoyed reading about every day of your hols! It came across that you & your family had a great time. You have given me plenty of ideas for our next trip!
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Absolutely fantastic trip report, must be the best one i've read todate,
has really helped to get me in the mood, and all the great things there is to do on the west coast
You obviously had a holiday of a lifetime, with some no doubt fantastic memories to saver, especially yosemite, with those spectacular views and also the wonderful world of disney.
If our trip is half as good as yours, we'll all be well HAPPY.
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful memories with us.
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Originally Posted by ashc13 View Post
Thanks for taking the time to post a trip report. I have really enjoyed reading about every day of your hols! It came across that you & your family had a great time. You have given me plenty of ideas for our next trip!
Thank you. I'm glad you've enjoyed it. We really did have a fabulous time.

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Absolutely fantastic trip report, must be the best one i've read todate,
has really helped to get me in the mood, and all the great things there is to do on the west coast
You obviously had a holiday of a lifetime, with some no doubt fantastic memories to saver, especially yosemite, with those spectacular views and also the wonderful world of disney.
If our trip is half as good as yours, we'll all be well HAPPY.
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful memories with us.

You're welcome. Thanks so much for reading it. I'm sure there's so much more we should have done... it only we had more time!

I hope you'll post a report and photos. I'll look forward to reading it.
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Absolutely Fantastic trip reports - Thank you so much for taking the time to write them - you seem to have had a brilliant holiday xx
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What a fantast trip, thank you for taking the time to write up a TR its been a fantastic read. It sounds like you had an amazing trip and have some fantastic photos
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I've really enjoyed reading your reports Ang. Thank you for sharing them all with us. No doubt they'll be lovely for you to look back over in time
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Fabulous trip report! I have really enjoyed reading it and thank you for taking the time to write it.

Can't wait till our west coast trip now! 34 days to go!
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