USA series: Washington Smithsonian Museums and the Capitol Building

Capitol Building

Capitol Building

Alex and I arrived in Washington last night after a 4.5 hour bus trip from brilliant New York.

It is a sunny Saturday morning and Washington awaits.  Today we will visit some of the Smithsonian Museums, The National Mall and the Capitol building located on Capitol Hill… now to wake up Alex and tell him the good news. Continue reading

USA series: New York City highlights

Central Park

Central Park

Sadly today is our final full day in New York City.

We spend the morning packing so that we can spend the rest of what is a glorious New York day in Central Park before we get a bus to Washington D.C this afternoon.

As we prepare to leave, there are a couple of things to mention about visiting New York and what we consider are New York highlights. Continue reading

USA series: The Lion King and Empire State Building

This is where magic happens

This is where magic happens

Alex and I are nearing the end of our two wonderful weeks in New York but we have saved a few big ticket items for last.

We have pre-purchased tickets for tonight’s performance of The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre.  I am anticipating this will be another New York City highlight as I have only ever heard excellent reviews.  After the theatre we are going to the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Continue reading

USA series: Brooklyn Bridge and Coney Island

Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan

Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan

It is a Tuesday morning and the end of the Labor Day long weekend in New York City.

Today we will walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (both ways). 

After we finish walking the iconic Brooklyn Bridge we will catch the train to Coney Island which was mostly known as a “seaside resort” for its beach, boardwalk and amusement rides. Continue reading