New York Trip Day 8

We stayed at a Best Western hotel because we thought that it had a nice pool. Not only was it closed when we arrived, and there were no towels there when it opened in the morning, it was so cold that even Ada didn’t want to swim.

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Our stop on the way home was at Pirate’s Cove miniature golf.

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New York Trip Day 7

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After that we said goodbye and began our long trip home. We made our first Dunkin Donuts stop to get a large order of Munchkins. I thought that we could save some for home, but Ada and Liam took care of the whole thing by late afternoon.
We did stop at the Ponderosa for dinner in western Pennsylvania where Ada didn’t quite seem to mind standing on the wrong side of the buffet.

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New York Trip Day 6

Last full day in New York. We went to Queens so that we could see Dori one last time before we left since she had to work. We did watch the Portugal beat Wales at a beer garden that was pretty empty before walking to the river before collecting Dori.

On the way back home we went to the beach one last time.

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New York Trip Day 4

Pie Face game – seems to be right up Sofia’s alley. Jake not so much. Dori was a sport, though.

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For the day we went to a park where the girls played in the sprinklers. When they closed it down for the day, the park staff took the girls’ shoes that were still in there and locked them up. We couldn’t get them until the next day.

Peter, Liam, and I played soccer with an Italian family that was there which may have been Liam’s highlight of the trip.

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New York Trip Day 3

Beach day in the morning and afternoon. The waves weren’t as big as they were last year so Helena was a little disappointed.

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At night we realised that we could have just stayed in the neighborhood and watched fireworks. 
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Nighttime. Helena on her “device” way past bedtime.

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