# Top of Rock, NYC The only place to get the best view of the Empire State building. At 70 floors up this unrestricted view out over the city is the best in the city. Along with the ability to stay up there as long as you like when not busy means you can have
Saturday, started with headed down to Little Italy. Yes it had Italian restaurant’s and each one a guy outside trying to beckon us in, apart from that it really didn’t feel Italian at all. We did stop on the side street from Mulberry the main Italian street and had Pizza for lunch in a small
Friday, a trip on the subway to penn station where we walked 1 block over to get to B+H Photo. This we discovered is the biggest camera shop in NYC, it had almost every camera brand going and also loads of accessories. We only had around 1 hour to look around before they closed. It
… Camera. More on that further down. Thursday again a lazy morning but we both feeling tired. We did get around 11 and headed into Central Park to go iceskating. We paid $18 each which included skate hire. We got skates on and were right on the ice Amanda seem to be enjoying herself and
Wednesday, brought with it yet another lie in. We must be getting very tired and needing much more sleep or we’re getting used to this travelling life. When we were eventually up we headed on the Subway towards the Bronx. The Bronx has the Bronx zoo which is on Wednesdays pay what you wish i.e.
Tuesday morning at the apartment was really hot, it was at this point when i opened the window that didn’t have a padlocked shutter i found that this window like the other doesn’t lock properly! I had clocked a hardware store on the next block down so I went and got a big padlock and
Monday had arrived and with it a trip down to the Staten Island Ferry to go across to the island and back. The Statton Island ferry on its route goes past the statue of liberty, this is a free ferry as it’s a commuter ferry from Statton Island to the financial district and lower Manhattan.
Sunday, today again we weren’t up that early much earlier than the day before. This is primarily due to the fact that it gets very warm in our flat because the heating is on 24 seven and there is no way to control it. The only way to resolve this issue is to open the
Saturday, so we were up late. It was not a great nights sleep. We got up and started walking down Lexington Avenue towards Grand Central. Amanda was like an excitable child. She was very happy to be here in New York, I also am but I don’t think I’m quite as excited as she is!
Friday involved a morning of skype and packing. We were picked up at about 10am and shuttled to the airport. Here we went through the usual security checks and all in all it didn’t take long, San Fran is an easy to get around airport. After clearing security we headed to a diner and got
Thursday, our last day in San Fran. We weren’t up that early but also didn’t waste the day. The main plan was to get back to the Golden Gate Bridge to walk over it. Amanda headed of to the post office to see if she could post the spray paint she had got the other
Wednesday, The day of the wine tour, today we were up early as today was wine tour day. This involved us being ready for 8:30 AM at the front of the hotel. We were ready and thankfully our bus was on time to collect us. We have picked up by our bus driver Doug who
Tuesday, after a late night on Skype we both woke up late today. We decided that for breakfast we would go to a place we had viewed last night that was not open called hot spud. This is where you can buy a jacket potato and gets almost any filling you like. This made Amanda
Monday Today we were going to Alcatraz this we had booked well in advance. We were on the 10:00 boat to go out to Alcatraz and we had to get pier 33 for 9:45. Alcatraz is a very interesting place its 1.5 miles from San Francisco, Its nickname is the rock. Its original purpose was
Saturday, our first day in San Francisco and we had a lazy lie in in the morning, this was because we had a late night. When we eventually were we headed to pier 39 on the way to pier 39 we discovered Ben & Jerry’s stall. I had a sweet cream and cookie ice cream