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Day 2 in NYC

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Good Morning from New York!

Here are the pictures from last night in time square..... keep in mind this was at 11.30pm! The second image is of a ferris wheel in side Toys R Us - yes inside! The tween shopped for his Christmas gift here at this time!
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Today we had a slow start.... Jet lag will do that to you.
Our apartment is on West 72st Street of Upper West Side NYC. It is a beautiful spot! It can sleep 6, has a kitchen, bathroom, little balcony and a laundry in the basement. We found this on home away. It was a really great find.
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We had brunch at a local diner around the corner from our apartment called 'Pier 72' - I tried corned beef hash (corned beef mixed with potato) with my eggs (scrambled, up or turned being our choice of eggs - this took me a while to process!) it was delicious!
You will rarely be hungry after a diner meal - take a look......
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The decorations in the New York City are truly beautiful, there is a certain magic to the streets as you walk through them - you will see the diner above even has a tree on their wall.

Next some groceries at Trader Joes - they even had an escalators for our trolley
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Some shopping at Macy's today - wow regardless of those of you who have told me about the amount of people in New York City, I was taken by surprise at the number of people in the streets midtown today for Christmas Shopping. It was the equivalent of Sydney New Years Eve crowds but moving through the streets and stores to shop.
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Night time sprung up on us at 4.30pm and soon it was time for the Rockettes Christmas show at Radio City Hall. What a show, seeing the Rockettes do their famous fan kicks in a line was really something. The show included 3D elements, they incorporated animations of the city of New York and they did a fabulous Toy Soldier dance. That was our favourite, seeing the line of soldiers move in formation from where we were seated above the stage looking down was fabulous. Part way through the show we had to remind ourselves that we were actually in New York City for Christmas - we feel truly blessed!
Radio City Hall is an amazing building, I wanted to sit in the bathroom (- known as the 'ladies lounge) and stop a while ' they were so lovely!
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Off for Gray's papaya hot dogs for dinner - for the second night in a row - this featured in 'You've Got Mail" where Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks grabbed a hot dog! for $4.95 you can get 2 hot dogs and a drink - it's called the recession special - the boys are hooked!
Can you see us in the window?

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Here is our decorated tree - check out our New York decorations!
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Posted by Auggiesfamily 22:02 Archived in USA

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Hi Augusto's,
Love the pictures, the night life looks amazing. What a beautiful city. I can't believe the boys have not been shopping up a storm with all those shops. Have a Happy Christmas Eve and we wish you a beautiful Christmas Day. Enjoy your lunch at the Boathouse. We will drink a toast to you when we have lunch with the rest of your family tomorrow. We will be thinking of you all and will miss you but are glad you are all realizing your dream of Christmas and New Year in New York. Enjoy every minute.
Lots of Love to you all
Dad and Mum

by Joy Collier

Oh my gosh !!! Linda is this a dream come true or what ! How beautiful, gosh I'd be so overwhelmed with all the lights & hustle n bustle ... I'm getting teary just looking at your photos ... Enjoy lovely lady ...

by Penny

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