LDS Historical Vacation–From Manhattan to Albuquerque– Second Post: A day in Manhattan

We drove to Jamaica NY in the Queens to park and take the Subway in to Manhattan.  We spent about an hour looking for a parking lot before finding a police car.  We were on our way to the location the police directed us for parking when our rental minivan was rear-ended by, surprise, a Jamaican in a van.  Jamaica of Queens has a variety of people living in the area but also a few Jamaican’s, one of whom we met.  Below left is a picture of the sidewalk where we spent a couple of hours.  And surprise, our police were the ones who had given us directions to parking.  They gave us a police escort to the parking garage after we finished the paperwork and stuff from the accident.

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We finally made it to the subway and Manhattan.  We visited the new Twin Towers, Central Park, FAO Schwartz (the toy store), and walked around parts of Manhattan.

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FAO Schwartz below

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I had to take these pictures of Zebra’s and Horses for my granddaughters.

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Central Park

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I had to stop and get a Reuben Sandwich – it was so good.  We ended resting at this Deli for awhile – rehydration and potty break – Claire took a business call and Katy and I ate half of the Rueben.  She and I ate the other half while traveling the next day.  It was almost as good as a Café Rueben.  I’m with Andrew, why go to a sandwich shop (unless your in NY) when you know you can make a better sandwich anyway.

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The subway was quite the experience.  We met a number of people while traveling around.  We also had several people who helped us find our way when trying to figure what subways we needed to take.

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