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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Driving the Area Around NYC

On Saturday, our plan was to take the car and drive around the New York City area. We woke up to a cold, rainy day, so the plan was a good one........... at least driving was better than walking in the rain. This was our last day in NYC, so we wanted to make the best of it.

We left Jersey City, NJ, and headed south and crossed the Bayonne Bridge and eventually found ourselves on Long Island. We headed to the beach area, and found Coney Island. It was fairly deserted, and reminded us of Galveston during the winter months. We did find "Nathan's", home of the famous Coney Island Hot Dogs, and the hot dog eating contest. We stopped for lunch, so we could say we had a 'coney'!! Here are some pictures":

Later, we drove around and saw a little of the fall foilage color. Here are some of what we saw:

We also drove around some of the Brooklyn neighborhoods and looked at some of the housing architecture:

We wrapped up our day by driving back into NYC for the East. We got a view of the city from Brooklyn, and crossed the Brooklyn Bridge to go back into the city. Here are some views from Brooklyn, as well as pictures of the 'cabs' that are all over the streets........... a special challange when it is raining.

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