Saturday October 2nd 2010
We woke to what we think was sunshine, not having seen it for sometime I was just not sure. We did get to sleep in, the bus was not leaving until noon today. Traffic into the city was not bad at all.
We spent much of our time driving by famous landmarks and getting the history of the city and some of the buildings. Our guide Traci is a history major and very knowledgeable. She has been doing tours of City for 16 years.
Our first stop was Central Park West. Being Saturday the park was busy.
Views of the City from the Park.
The Band shell.
Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.
A lot of entertainment goes on in the park, most of it very good. We were lucky to catch this performance by some talented young men.
We visited Strawberry fields in central park a tribute to John Lennon. The tour bus drove by the Dakota Hotel were we saw the archway were John was shot.
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine Once a year they hold the blessing of the animals at this church and Sunday Oct 3rd is the date this year. We were here on Saturday and they were setting up for the event.
The alter of St. John the Divine.
Our next stop was time square. We had a couple of hours on our own in time square and for dinner before the Broadway play the Lion King. We stopped at Sardi’s and was able to get a table. Sardi’s is a restaurant in New York City's theater district at 234 West 44th Street in Manhattan. Known for the hundreds of caricatures of show-business celebrities that adorn its walls, Sardi's opened at its current location on March 5, 1927.
We were seated next to a couple from Alabama celebrating a 72nd birthday and a mother and daughter from London on holiday for the weekend.
What a great time we had talking with our new friends. It was a wonderful dinner and the food was excellent.
Under the marquee for Lion King and looking down at time square from inside the theater.
It was after 1am when we arrived back at the RV park. No getting up at some horrible time on Sunday morning, we had the day off from touring.