Friday, May 29, 2015
It has been 14 years since New Yorkers and visitors have been able to gaze upon the whole city from a skyscraper in lower Manhattan, but Friday changes that with the opening of One World Observatory inside One World Trade Center. Besides panoramic views from one of the tallest buildings in the world, visitors will experience cutting-edge technology like gesture-recognition interactives and real-time videos of NYC in the floor.The elevator ride to the top (100th floor) takes 47 seconds.
Posted by monica/paul at 7:18 AM
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
This weekend we were invited to a wedding of one of Paul's co-workers, in the state of Maryland. The venue was a farm where the bride grew up, in Montgomery County in the state's northwest. Weeks ago, before anyone ever heard of Freddy Gray, we booked train tickets and a hotel room in Baltimore, about 45 minutes drive to the east. So despite the curfew and the slight risk of getting caught up in some kind of unrest, we went ahead and stayed there. It was surreal seeing the National Guard on every corner and everything shutting down at 10 pm, but it seems like a nice city with plenty to do for tourists traveling with or without children. We stayed in a very nice Four Seasons hotel right on the Harbor.
Posted by monica/paul at 7:34 AM