Prepare yourself for a photo-fest, I've got so much to share today! I got back from USA and Ranger earlier this week, and I can't even begin to tell you how much fun I had. I travelled with my lovely, arty, fun-filled buddy Kaz, and we had the best time EVER!
So, without further ado, here are some pics of our great adventure.....
For two country hicks like Kaz and I, Times Square was a bit of a culture shock to say the least!
Loved the yellow cabs and buses.
We showed our fellow hotel guests how to drink orange juice at breakfast, in style.
I think this photo shows you how much fun I was having!
Ah! Sitting on the steps at Times Square.
Love, love, love the Hard Rock Cafe.
Mmmmm. Men in uniform.
Mmm Mmmmm. More men in uniform. How lucky can two gals get?
Ice-creams in Central Park. Well, you've got to haven't you?
We did a Thelma and Louise on an open top tour bus around New York, and met a great tour guide called Ronald. When I got off the bus, and I swear this is true, he said to me 'see ya baby'! Ha ha! I thought that only happened in films :-))
On Day 3 it dared to rain. How rude. Don't they know we get enough of that in England?
We weren't happy.
So, we went to Macy's dept store for a bit of retail therapy, and a Starbucks!
Kaz makes a great Liberty.
You see that fella walking up behind me? I nearly gave him a black eye!
We didn't make it as far as the real Statue of Liberty ...
(I lost my bus ticket so we couldn't go which is a bit of a sore point LOL! This was made worse by the fact that I found it again the next day, when it had expired. Hmm, better not mention that to Kaz.)
I know you're not to supposed to walk around looking like a tourist but it's hard not to. Saying don't behave like a tourist is bit like taking a child into a sweet shop and saying you can't have any sweets.
We met up with the very lovely, fellow art blogger, Marjie Kemper, at the Ink Pad stamp store in NYC.
She took us on the subway.... actually she forced us to go on the subway. We wouldn't have done it on our own.
We went for coffee in Times Square......
... and gave her an eccentric english make-over! It was absolutely fab to meet Marjie IRL - she was a great sport and gave us a real laugh!
We had a fabulous sing-along night when we went to see Jersey Boys on Broadway. What a show! Loved it. We even stood and waited at the stage doors for autographs afterwards :-)
I have been singing along to the CD ever since much to the annoyance of everyone around me at home.
On Thursday we met up with Neil from the UK.
Yikes! There's a moustache imposter in town!
We made our way to New Jersey on the train, journaling all the way, as you do.
(Thanks to Neil for this pic)
We popped out to the Jersey Shore for tea. It's really beautiful.
Friday saw the start of Ranger U, where we met up with the gorgeous Ranger Designer Dyan, who was only too happy to pose for a few pics.
(Thanks to Kaz for this pic)
Not sure who the mad man is who crept into the back of this picture.
Loved spending time with the best travel buddy ever!
Phew! Congratulations if you're still here! I told you it was going to be a bit of a photo-fest. I'll be back with more photos of Ranger U .............In the meantime I need to go and sleep for a week.
Bye for now.