A Family RTW Travel Adventure (2008-2009)
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ADIP: 5th Avenue, Manhattan

A Day In Pictures
Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, NYC

On Easter Sunday Fifth Avenue was closed between 57th and 49th Streets for an “Easter Parade” of sorts.

Hundreds of people came out in their finest Easter Bonnets (below), and we enjoyed a scenic stroll from the south end of Central Park to the Empire State Building.

5th Ave, NYC

We ducked into FAO Schwartz, the David Rockwell-designed toy store featured in the Tom Hanks movie Big. After a few minutes taking in the scene, Caroline said: “This store is every parent’s nightmare.”

FAO Schwartz

The Donald’s place is just down the block. If you’ve seen The Apprentice, you’ll recognize this building.

Trump Tower

As we strolled down 5th Avenue, we enjoyed watching hundreds of New Yorkers show off their Easter spirit.

5th Ave, NYC - 2

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Despite my pledge to lay off the planning, we ducked in to Barnes & Noble to do a little research.

Travel Books

At Rockefeller Center we enjoyed watching Prometheus watch the skaters. More than a quarter of a million use the rink each year.

Rockefeller Center

We ended our Easter stroll at the Empire State Building. Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the 102-story art deco skyscraper was the world’s tallest building for forty years (1931-1972).

Empire State Building


1 Rick James { 04.02.08 at 2:27 pm }

Looks like fun! I’m still curious to know what all your bag weights were??? Remember, 20 KG max! Travel books are fantastically worthwhile, but we can only buy one book ahead cause of the extra weight of them. Even worse, after leaving a country we can only end up selling them for peanuts at whatever used shop we find that will take them. We have found that the Lonely Planet tend to be a bit more thorough on hotels, transportation, ect while the rough guides tend to describe sights much better. A good example of the latter is the worker and nobels tombs in Egypt, which were thoroughly explained both in background and in getting to them. These tombs are far more worthwhile than the way more expensive and far busier Valley of the Kings and Queens.

2 Richard Gross { 04.08.08 at 9:15 am }

My hometown. Glad you enjoyed it!

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