Circle Line Cruise & Dinner at Five Guys … New York City …

Circle Cruise PanoramaHey everyone … so following our first morning around Manhattan and our trip up the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING … we then headed over to Pier 83 and hopped on a sightseeing cruise around the Southern half of Manhattan … I had purposely planned it this way expecting that we would be pretty tired by this time and would appreciate doing something that involved sitting down for a couple hours …

_MG_3671-1 _MG_3689-1 _MG_3685-1We caught the 4pm tour and it was great … the guide on the boat was pretty great spewing out facts and figures about the different buildings and New York in general as the boat worked its way around the island …

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Above is the USS Intrepid … now a sea and space museum … and that is a Concord plane you see to the left of the aircraft carrier …

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Did you know a skyscraper is technically any structure taller than 22 stories? Oh and New York City has the largest natural harbour in the world?

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The three piers above (the two with the red & white stripy boards and the one surrounded by netting) make up Chelsea Piers … they were converted into a big sporting complex and the one with all the netting around it is actually a driving range for golfers …

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We really liked the Mother of Pearl type effect on the cladding of this building … it looked pretty awesome with the way it was reflecting the clouds and sky …

_MG_3756-1 _MG_3759-1 _MG_3787-1 _MG_3807-1Lady Liberty and all that …

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And the Brooklyn Bridge …

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Can you spot the Statue of Liberty in the picture above … trust me its there just under the bridge …

_MG_3909-1 _MG_3913-1 _MG_3855-1 Circle Cruise PanoramaBy the time the cruise was over and we all got off the boat Perry and I were getting peckish … so we wandered along a few blocks back towards Times Square and stopped at Five Guys for dinner …

_MG_3937-1 _MG_3941-1 _MG_3927-1Perry had been to Five Guys before but it was my first time …

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It was a pretty simple menu … nothing fancy … we didn’t even bother getting fries … just a couple of cheeseburgers …

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It was a bit of a sloppy mess but to be honest that was part of the fun … and a really good burger too …

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Anyway that is it for this post …

Till next time …

Mina X

P.S. today is also the halfway point for my 28 BEFORE 28 challenge … so far so good 🙂

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