Day 44 – Oct. 13 – Sunday – NYC – Philadelphia

I’m having to write all the blogs for a few days because Lois’ reading glasses fell out of her pocket in a cab and we have to wait until we can find a Lenscrafter store (on Wed.) for her to see up close. Bummer. Today we all went to the Met Opera House for a backstage tour. As we regularly go to see the MetOpera HD performances at the movies, this was most interesting to see what goes on behind the stage. We fortunately had an expert guide, who has been doing tours for 35 years! It lasted about 90′ and was most thorough.

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We then went across the street to Ed's Chowder House, in the Edison Hotel, and had guess what for lunch. Then back to the apartment, picked up our bags and Keith escorted us to Grand Central where we caught the train back up to Yorktown. The taxi driver who took us from the station to pick up our car at Wendy and Hugh's house took us by the Groton Reservoir dam, which at it's completion (1907) was the second largest stone structure in the world (the first being the Great Pyramid in Egypt). See photo. A stunning site. Our drive over the George Washington Bridge and down the New Jersey turnpike to Philadelphia, with the sun in our eyes and the planes landing in Newark looking like they were going to land on the turnpike, was perhaps the worst drive of our trip. But we arrived safely in Philly and our room here at the Radisson Warwick, an old hotel a block away from Rittenhouse Square, is lovely and welcoming.

Our week in NYC, with Keith and Andrew, was a treasure to forever remember.

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