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New York City… day 2… part 2… man, we put a lot of energy into coming up with ways to kill each other… and some fancy butts…

It is amazing, the time and effort and technology we have utilized in the search for more efficient ways to do each other in. Most ancient weapons and sets of armor that still survive belonged to rich people. They had … Continue reading

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New York City… day 2… part 1… more questions than answers…

Keep calm, and don’t lose your head, that is the main thing, right? Why is my son-in-law standing in front of an ancient Roman mosaic floor? And why does he look so much like that guy in the tiles, handing … Continue reading

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New York City… day 1… part 12… Manhattan, as seen across the East River from Brooklyn… and yes, there might be some more pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge too. What am I supposed to do, not make you look at them? And I threw in a couple of the Statue of Liberty and some boats, so just look at those if you are tired of the bridge…

Okay, well, yeah, that is the bridge, but look at the pretty lights in the trees. Ummm… look at the clouds? The top of that hill over to the right? I got nothing! I just like the way the cables … Continue reading

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New York City… day 1… part 9… a historic tavern from before the Revolutionary war, some drunken photography, and a game involving subway rats…

Congratulations! We have made it to lunchtime on the first day of my three-and-a-half day trip to New York city to visit my daughter and her husband. We said goodbye to Lady Liberty, and walked a short distance. The place … Continue reading

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New York City… day 1… part 7… Trinity Church; a shout-out to history and the musical ‘Hamilton’…

I see dead people… These are some pretty old headstones. I mean, by American standards, not by any other part of the world, but still. These people are buried around a very famous church in New York City. This is … Continue reading

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New York City… day 1… part 6… random city scenes…

We said goodbye to the 9-11 memorial site and the new World Trade Center Tower, making our way past the fire station just around the corner. We saw an adorable little park. I love the giant rose. I also loved … Continue reading

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New York City… day 1… part 5… 9-11 ground zero…

The new World Trade Center Tower is amazing. When you look up at it from below, and are standing close to it, it seems like a highway that disappears into the sky. Supposedly, it was designed that way.  There it … Continue reading

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