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    Seen, but no, just no! And it wasn't just one, there were several curry donut shops!

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    We did some family stuff, just visiting and park for the kids and a picnic.

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    On the Sunday there was some local fair/market set up in town. This was worth a few hours.

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    A stage was set up and a few local school groups and other brands and singers took turns warbling on the main stage.

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    And food trucks!

    Decent food trucks. Not like the tourist traps in DC. Heaven!

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    And finish with a shaved ice.

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    Later that evening for dinner we had steaks, ribs and enjoyed an IPA looking over the back garden with squirrels and what not.

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    Now, that's a money shot Mendy.

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    Sometimes, it's the simple things that are the most enjoyable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Now, that's a money shot Mendy
    I'll have to take your word for it!

    Not showing, I'm afraid.

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    Yep, the old TD photo gremlins at it again. I appear to have to upload everything twice!

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    And this was delicious! Called a cactus flower, but it's really only a fancy set of onions (half) rings.

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    Great thread Willy! Although I'm from the US I've actually never been to DC and Philly - they certainly look like they are worth a trip!

    When I took my wife to California a few years ago we got into the habit of ordering one dinner and sharing it. It wasn't to be cheap, the portions were just so huge that we couldn't finish a complete single meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Seen, but no, just no! And it wasn't just one, there were several curry donut shops!
    Curry is the name of the owner. It is a chain of donut shops, but the donuts are not curry flavored. You should have gone in and had a look.



    Anyway great pics and thread! Keep it going!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Curry is the name of the owner. It is a chain of donut shops, but the donuts are not curry flavored.
    Thank God for that, there is still hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Thank God for that, there is still hope
    I knew there was something fooked with that, as curry is not even very popular for most Americans. Here in Seattle it is more prevalent, but get out of the cities where he was and not really a thing.

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    You just know someone has threatened to sue when the get their Curry Hotdog sans curry

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Curry Hotdog sans curry
    Maybe so, but you made me think of something that I loved to eat while I lived in Deutschland. A lovely currywurst...

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    Not my pic of course.

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    @willy - thnx for the pics. You take great food pics - very instagrammable.

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    Hey Willy nice to see you like Lagunitas IPA's from Sonoma County. Good thread mate.

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    Next up, another road trip to Manhattan. As I said earlier, we booked into Washington DC and leave via NYC. The cities are surprisingly close and easy to visit.

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    Not a bad hire car. Managed to fit 5 and suitcases

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    Once we got to NYC we headed out to the Rockefeller centre to visit the top. Touristy, but why not? The kids enjoyed it and it was not too crowded. The choice was Rockefeller so that we could see the Empire State Building rather than visiting the Empire State Building. We arrived in time for sunset, but it was an overcast day so we didn't bother. I think it was only a quarter for the binoculars.

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    Pizza & beer for dinner.

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    And not this horse piss.

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    A couple of these.

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    Italian sausage on the pizza? My personal favourite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    And not this horse piss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    Italian sausage on the pizza? My personal favourite.

    Of course, it was good. Next day we caught the free ferry over to Staten Island for some shopping. It goes past some famous statue built by the French.

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    After a few exhausting hours shopping we settled on a heart buster meal from Shack Shake. The good news was this fast food place sells their own brewed beer.

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    Good thread monkeyboy. I love New York.

    Outta ammo at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    Good thread monkeyboy. I love New York.

    Ta, I do too. Just wish I had more time there, and funds. Darn it was expensive.

    MissKW stated that seeing the Statue of Liberty was on her bucket list, so although having sailed past it the day before we needed to book a ticket to visit. You book official tickets here, which was an interesting old fort.

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    Travel by Ferry and you see a nice view of Manhattan as you leave.

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    It's harder than it looks to set up this type of photo, and then her hands got tired so we gave up.


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    Fish and chips lunch bit blurry, but you get the idea.

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    This was our boat, it then also takes you to Ellis island which has a museum dedicated to the immigrants to America. It was pretty interesting, but after the museums at Liberty Island, then musuems at Ellis island it becomes a long day.

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    For our final day we booked a trip to the Natural History museum. You need to pre-book online during COVID (and wear masks the whole time in the museum, but nowhere else in NYC are they required). And unlike Washington DC you had to pay entry. About $25 each if memory serves me correctly.

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    We took a walk through Central Park (an impressive piece of city planning) to get there and ate a few hot dogs for lunch.

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    The museum is housed in a beautiful old building.

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    Dinosaurs. Plenty of them! Master KW was running to get to the next exhibit each time...

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    I was almost tempted to buy this for Mendy.

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    plendy of hands on exhibits for the kids.

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    More damn computer games. Life is not computer games you know...

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    Final dinner of a pork rack, with a cider. To be honest, I should have stuck with the IPAs. They were better.


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    And goodbye NYC... until next time!

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    Interesting thread, Willy. I'm out of ammo at the mo. I'll send one when I can.

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    Outstanding, what a lovely trip.

    Cheers for the pics and info.

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    Nice! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    It's harder than it looks to set up this type of photo, and then her hands got tired
    Not to mention her poor huddled masses.

    Top thread


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    For our final day we booked a trip to the Natural History museum.
    Great Thread . with very nice pictures. Enjoyed reading through it immensely .
    Having worked in Manhattan for close to 30 yeas, it brings back memories. Most of them good.
    The Museum is One of my favorite places in the world!! Been there several times.
    Parking the car was probably more expensive than the Museum. LOL
    Thank you for Sharing!!
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    Very enjoyable thread, DrWilly.

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