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NYDC16 Observations

So what other nuances did I observe on the East Coast in DC and NYC? Five Guys Burgers and Fries Well, I already mentioned that Five Guys Burgers and Fries is nothing new. Unlike Hawaii where lines were constantly long, there were no lines at many of the Five Guys we passed. Jordan Retros and Nike […]

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NYDC16 Necessities

Before I forget (heck, I probably already forgot), here are some useful necessities when touring Washington DC and New York. Apple Watch Google Maps and Apple Maps Battery pack Small camera Yelp Adidas Ultra Boost ST Coolmax socks Apple Watch I had just gotten my Apple Watch before our NYDC16 trip and it was good […]

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NYDC16 Day 12: Epilogue

Our starting NYDC16 flight was direct, but this was not the case for our return flight. Instead, this flight started at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). After an unexpectedly extended layover, a replacement aircraft took us to LAX. Funnily, we had bought goodies from Chinatown in New York to tide […]

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NYDC16 Day 11: Liberty, Library, Levain

Our last day in New York and our last CityPass stop was the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. There’s not much to say other than this. Okay, I do have something else to say. Do these canine cutouts actually work? Unfortuantely, we couldn’t get tickets for pedestal access or climbing Lady Liberty, but the […]

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NYDC16 Day 10: 9/11, Brooklyn Bridge, and Sushi

Day 10 had a somber start at the 9/11 Memorial.The magnitude of the Twin Towers memorial site is moving in itself, but the museum is another experience. It truly is difficult to make your way through the museum’s exhibits. If you lived through 9/11, the range of emotions returns and resurfaces. When you hear the stories […]

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NYDC Day 9: Dim Sum, Art, Cheesecake, Shooting Stars

Can you guess where Day 9 of NYDC16 started? Yep, it’s Chinatown for dim sum at Jing Fong (no matter where, local Chinatowns have a distinctive scent #justsaying).Word to the wise, don’t try to take the stairs up to the restaurant. You’ll either end up in the kitchen and yelled at, or you’ll come in from […]

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NYDC16 Day 7: the Empire State

No better way to start the day than 86 stories above this bustling city. Also, there’s much less of a line at the Empire State Building before 9:00 am. The views were clear, just obstructed by the safety bars. Here are pictures taken in between the bars. Just try not to make it a day […]

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Delayed in Transit

Hopefully only a slight hiccup in travel with unplanned airplane maintenance. Guess I’m stuck with this guy. There were a few people hanging out around “W” so I’m not sure if this was some kind of Pokemon stop or just an out of the way place to chill.

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Next Stop…

Sorry Zippys, but in Washington DC, my next stop is Shake Shack. Tried their burgers, fries, a shake, a concrete, and a cold brew…oh and picked up a shirt too. Not bad, not bad at all. Crowded but the turnover was brisk. The bacon cheeseburger was a little gooey for me. I wasn’t a fan […]

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NYDC16: Day 6 New York

Arrived at New York Penn Station via a 3+ hour Amtrak rail ride. Not as nice looking as the DC Union Station though. Checked into our home base for the next few days. What a view of New York City and New Jersey! After settling in and confirming Yelp and Foursquare (which I’ve had good […]

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