Sunday, April 3, 2011

Going around the world - New York City

I am on a whirlwind around-the-world tour with my handsome hubby!  Just three days after our son Andy married his sweet love, Julie, we headed out for a 7 week trip with stops in New York, Switzerland, Jordan, Israel, Singapore, South Korea, back to New York, Connecticut, Cape Cod, and California!  We're just about 1/2 way through now (leaving Singapore tomorrow for South Korea), and thought it might be time to start a bit of a blog about it!  So, in several posts, here goes!

After the most magical and busiest times of our lives with the wedding - family and friends, prep, parties, celebrating and cleanup - we quickly packed for our trip the morning of our departure.  Good thing we've pretty much gotten this down!  After an overnight flight into New York, we spent our 8 hour layover en route to Switzerland by taking a train into Manhattan.

Following a quick swing-by the Apple Store (no way to pass THAT up!), we wanted to see Ground Zero and the progress on the construction of the Freedom Tower.  After nearly ten years of passage since that fateful day in 2001, the emotion of the surroundings and the memory of the destruction are still so striking.

The rising Freedom Tower and security guards onsite:

And what could be more NYC than a stop at Katz' Deli for a Reuben Sandwich?  It's the restaurant made famous for "that scene" in "When Harry Met Sally".

A quick view of the Empire State Building, then on the subway back to the train to the airport!  Next stop: Switzerland!

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