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Sandi makes her home on Vancouver Island.

New York City, Day 6 and Home

Of course, there are more things to do in NYC than can be done in 5 short days so we crammed just a few extras in on our fly-day.  The Freedom Tower, breakfast at Balthazar’s, the Society of Illustrators and … Continue reading

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New York City, Days 4 & 5

A tram ride to Roosevelt Island, a tour of the United Nations Headquarters, and an epic storm that forced us to cancel the Hot Sardines at Blue Notes and a ride up the World Freedom Tower.

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New York City, Day 3

A walk in Riverside Park, Central Park and Time Square.

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New York City, Day 2

Wall Street, the south promenade, Books of Wonder (the inspiration for You’ve Got Mail’s Shop Around the Corner), Union Square Market and the World Freedom Tower. Not necessarily in that order.

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First Day in NYC

Time Square, Grand Central Station, Purl Soho, Senza Gluten and oh, so much walking!

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Halifax

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Crossing the Atlantic

We left Southampton onboard the Queen Mary 2 under clear skies with winds of 15-20 knots on June 7.  8 days later we sailed up the Hudson River into New York City. Days 2-3 were the stormiest we’ve encountered with … Continue reading

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Queen Mary 2

Before we lose Internet for the next 8 days, we thought it might be fun to post a few photos of our champagne walk around the deck of Queen Mary 2, our home for the next 8 days as she … Continue reading

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Oxford

Oxford wasn’t on the itinerary, however, we decided at the last minute that it merited a visit and so we hopped onboard the train from York and headed southwest to this quintessential university town. Just 20 minutes before our arrival, … Continue reading

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More York

We fired up Google maps to help us find our York B&B to find one of York’s most charming features: snickelways. Snickelways appear when least expected and can shorten a walk by half. Not only that, their cobbled paths and … Continue reading

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