Quick weekend getaway to NYC

9/23/16 – Decided to have a fast trip to NYC for the love of my life’s birthday. We stayed in the East Village. My guess is not many visitors pick this part of the city to stay in, I will tell you they are missing out.

There are several restaurants and bars in the area (McSorleys, a must for any first time visitor). Walking to the more popular west village takes only 15 to 20 minutes.

Upon arriving we went to lunch at B Bar and grill located on 40 east 4th street. The food was very good and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Nice outdoor garden to eat and relax after a long drive.

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Off To See The Mountains

Early departure to Salt Lake City, alarm went off at 5:15 AM. Pleasant to be awoken to Seanna singing a Pat McGee song ‘It’s 5:15’. Showered, dressed and out of the house at 5:40AM. Pilot late for our flight, no excuse for that being it was the first flight out. Took off an hour late, only arrived 15 minutes late – not too bad.

Arrived at the hotel at 1:30, checked in did a quick change and jumped on the bus. Side note here Park City bus transportation is fantastic and free. Takes you everywhere you would need or want to go.

We headed right to Deer Valley and took the chairlift to the top of the mountain.

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A Quick Trip to Pittsburgh

We have always been enamored by the Pittsburgh Pirates Park, so we decided to take an empty nest (EN) road trip. We drove and were meeting up with another longtime, 30+ years EN friends of ours. We spent 3 full days in the city and all agreed that we covered everything there was to see.

We stayed in the Marriott city center which was right next door to Consol Energy Center (where the Penguins play).

The hotel itself was nice, say 3.5 stars.  I would however rate the staff as 5 stars.  The location of the hotel was walkable to the majority of the locations we planned to explore. The Marriott provides a convenient and free shuttle service to several locations throughout the city.

Our first day was spent visiting the Andy Warhol museum during the day and attending the ballgame at night. The museum was very interesting and a highly recommended to be seen.

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Naples, Florida

Naples, Florida is situated along the Gulf of Mexico, in the southwest part of the Sunshine State.

Naples is a charming place which is known for its superb golf, shopping, fishing and dolphin-watching! Since it features “sugar-sand” beaches in glorious abundance, as well as tranquil waters, wonderful parks and tons of local amenities, it’s a perfect place to relax, unwind and drink in authentic Florida beauty.

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Arizona, USA

Grand Canyon, Arizona. The canyon, created by ...
Grand Canyon, Arizona. The canyon, created by the Colorado River over 6 million years, is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 24 kilometers), and attains a depth of more than a mile (1.6 km). Arizona, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The state of Arizona is located in the southwestern United States.  The southern half of the state is mostly desert, giving it a hot and dry climate.  The northern part of the state is far more varied and the weather can vary from town to town.

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