Door county

Marc rode to my place and we headed east in hard rain, we are off to explore Door county Wisconsin. Rained cats and dogs the entire ride to Oshkosh where got a room for the night.  

We stopped to warm up a couple of times.   

 A little dry place for a break from the rain.  

 Hotel had a hot tub and a local pizza delivery, we dried our clothes and warmed up.  

  Poor motorcycles out in the cold rain all night. Rode hard and put away wet .  

 This old Douglas sits outside the eaa air museum In oshgosh, a place I need to return to and spend more time.  

 Rode to Green Bay and dropped by this place, kinda made me a little sick 

 Shouldn’t that jersy be purple? 






  Cool abandoned resort   

      We wimped out on camping and found a cheap motel 


 Lots of these around 


 Flower power combined with a sunset  

   A good way to end a great day 

  In the morning we headed south, then east, a few rain showers , fog and mist but made our way west across Wisconsin to home.  


 Was nice to visit door county but not much I need to return for.   

NYC in conclusion

First off if you are thinking about a trip to New York ,  GO! I enjoyed it even more that I thought I would. Do with a few less possessions and travel! You will never regret investing in your memories! Try and do it as a traveller and not a tourist, although we very much enjoyed the tourist areas, the times we rode the subway and walked off the beaten path or ate in the small local cafés we always felt safe and had some great conversations, my questions and hello’s were always met with a smile.  

The history and grandeur of New York is second to non with famous sites and buildings around every corner. I will go back when I can, I suppose my other granddaughter will want to go also so I will have to return!

Someone asked me if I could live in NYC, a tough question to answer, There is a lot of places I have visited that I would like to spend more time,  I would love to spend more time New York but could not live there just yet.  

 There is a dark side to all cities and towns. We seen quit a few homeless people, We seen lots of panhandlers, there is a difference , the homeless and mentally il deserve respect and sympathy, those who panhandle and scam for a living get non from me.  For the most part the city was much cleaner than I thought it would be. Some areas had more trash than others but there are people working to clean everywhere. There are time when crowds and waiting lines can be hectic, I just took a deep breath and turned to enjoying people watching.  

 Our view leaving New York                        

I will return!

Day 4   I ( heart ) New York

Another great day, First was breakfast at panera bread  then off to the metropolitan museum of art. It is huge and has somthing for everyone.   

    These painting were done by a dude named Van Gogh  



We took a long leisurely walk through Central Park from the met to Rockefeller center.  

          Top of the rock, Amazing views!  



 Our day concluded with a show, we all  loved it!  That’s pretty much the end of our trip,I will write up a few thoughts about New York in a day or so. 

Day 3    Be a part of it New York New York!

We left the hotel and walked the mile or so to the Intrepid Museum, we enjoyed the neighborhoods we walked through. Also went to the museum of natural history and A little walk in Central Park. Another great day in the city!  

      Cool diner we had breakfast in 



 This is supposed to be a motorcycle blog! 






A real space shuttle!


 Great little pizza joint for lunch 

 Very realistic exhibits at the natural history museum. This is where they filmed the movie Night at the museum 







 Lots of street performers I give some of them a buck or two  

Now you see it 

 Now you don’t!     Mmmmmmm 

 Lots of people 

A protest 



Day 2 In Gotham City

Another incredible day with the sights sounds and smells of Gotham. I learned today that if you mistakinly take a train this is not going to your destination you will not get there! But we did get to Visit Brooklyn!  

  Unique parking garage 

 Always good property to own when playing monopoly! 

 One World Trade Center  

 We visited the World Trade Center memorial and museum. Needless to say it was very moving. I will post a few pictures.  







 This is half of Brooke’s blueberry muffin 



 Every good blog has some flowers in it! 








 Expensive parking in Manhattan! 

 Nice sunset 

Our Big Apple adventure begins!

  Izzy bidding us farewell!  

 Brooke and her first plane! It’s an embraer erj-135 twin engine 

   Brooke likes to fly 


 Brooke the seasoned traveler did a great job navigating Chicago O’hare airport 

 Our ride to New York. Boeing 737 more reliable than a Klr! 

Cool view of Chicago as we flew away 

 Had a kewl in flight navigation screen   


    View from our room on the 28th floor  Mariot Marquis Times Square  

  Jeanette and Brooke’s first subway ride 

 Decided to visit this little building  







 Nice views   

       Time for a nap

  View from our room at night,

My first day impressions about New York I can sum it up to one word –  Crazy!