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Cruisin’ New York City

It’s too bad people have been getting so sick on cruise ships lately. I’ve been on two cruises so far, one to Alaska and one on the East Coast, and I haven’t gotten sick. The Alaska cruise was awesome. I would definitely recommend it because you can go places like Glacier Bay National Park that would be hard to get to or cost a lot if you did it on your own. The East Coast cruise was pretty fun. We went during the fall but unfortunately we were about a week too early that year. It was a great way to see a lot of the area and major cities though.

Anyway, this is of New York City on the back of our cruise boat as we were getting ready to set sail. We actually left about 2 hours late from port and I missed the city lights because my daughter was one-year old at the time and had to eat dinner. Pictures probably wouldn’t have come out that great with the boat moving and it being dark. At least that’s what I tell myself…

Cruisin’ New York City

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Christmas at Pike’s Place Market

I went to check out the Christmas lights at Westlake Center and ended up wandering off to Pike’s Place Market. I was surprised to find it empty…except for that mini-van. Another reason why I don’t like mini-vans.

Merry Christmas!

Pikes Place Christmas

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Portland, Maine

One of the stops on the East Coast cruise I went on last month was Portland, Maine. I saw 3 lighthouses while there and walked around a lot of the downtown area. The tower in the upper right of the photo is the Portland Observatory, which is the last surviving maritime signal tower in the United States.

Portland Maine

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Penn Station New York

I was in New York City last week for the first time. We flew into Newark Aiport at about 12 AM but didn’t get to bed until about 2:30 AM. It took forever to get our shuttle to our hotel and there was a line at the check in desk at 1:30 AM. I guess Newark doesn’t sleep either. Anyway we got up at 6 AM and caught the train to New York City. I took this right after getting off the train and hitting the streets.

Penn Station New York

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