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Happy Christmas Eve!

NYC day 3

sunny -6 °C
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Happy Holiday's as the New Yorkers say!

Today we started our day with an icy walk a few blocks across town to pay a visit to the John Lennon 'Imagine' memorial in Central Park. We walked past the Dakota building where he was assassinated and where Yoko Ono still lives today. This was something I have always wanted to do, as an early teen I found a love for all things the 'Beatles' and John Lennon become someone I wanted to know a lot about. While there were no sightings of Yoko, it meant a lot to consider that John Lennon once graced the pavements of the local area.
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Next we caught the subway for a day of shopping, we went further downtown today as the thought of being with thousands of people midtown was not a pleasant one! We found some good bargains at Loehmans - (some designer mark downs), and at 'old navy' for the boys particularly - even Teen 1 shopped for $4 t-shirts and $15 jeans.

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Here are some pretty shots of Christmas Eve in New York that we saw as we made our way across town. There is another of Grand Central Station - as we popped in here to the the lights on the ceiling that were lit up and represented the stars of the zodiac for Christmas Eve. We were headed to the diner we had coffee in on day 1 called '42nd Street Pizza'- Teen 1 was really keen to go back for Greek Food - the lady was really kind to us and helped induct us into the 'rules of dining out in NYC' on our first day and answered our many questions - so we went back as invited by her - she said that 'Aussies love Greek food' and we are glad we did, it was great - we will fatten Teen 1 up yet!

Dinner, then last minute Christmas shopping for each other in time square - yes even the Maccas sign is neon! Then the subway home - which we have navigated pretty well - it is easy to use - once again as long as you know where you are going and where you are headed! We then walked back in the freezing cold with our purchases. As we walked back the wind was so strong we had to lean and push into it to move forwards! The forecast is predicting snow tonight, no sign yet other than the temperature but we are still hoping.......

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

We are all set, it's now time for bed - 12am looking forward to our Christmas in New York.
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Posted by Auggiesfamily 20:27 Archived in USA

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Happy christmas to you all. We hope you have a lovely day. Dad and I loved the last photo of you all. You all look so happy even though it was midnight.
We had a lovely Christmas Day in Steven and Annes home. We were all relaxed and happy. Emilee loved all the attention and took centre stage. Had everyone at her beck and call. Janelle even laughted at her antics. Jeff and Steven were putting together a swing for her that Sheree and Andrew had given her and Sheree was trying to read the instructions and Jeff wouldn't listen to her and wanted to put it together his own way and they were all having a go at each other and Janelle laughed out loud, she thought it was so funny, as we all did. Took the three of them with advice thrown in by Dad and Wayne to finally get it together.
Well have a great Christmas Day. Our love to you all.
Dad and Mum xxxxx

by Joy Collier

Ohhhh happy Christmas Eve... The apartment looks amazing ... Did you say that you got your tree delivered? How did u decorate it ? It looks beautiful , I bet it smells delicious ?

by Penny

Hey Penny,
Yes we got our tree delivered from NYC trees, these guys were great (and cute) they delivered and collected our tree (they collected as a favour cuz we couldn't dispose of it in the NYC tree collection, we would have left before then) we bought some decorations locally, crazy I know but we couldn't have a Christmas with no tree!
If ever in New York City, get your tree of these guys, they were fresh, a great shape and by far the most economical...... And I researched for months, so glad I go found them.
Linda

by Auggiesfamily

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