After the wonderful scenery of New England and our overnight stay in Rochester we were back on the road again at 8.15am, the fall colours becoming more obvious.
Our next destination was NYC for a four night stay!
We stopped at Dunkin Donuts for coffee after a couple of hours then on through Pensylvania on Interstate 81 and the Pocono Mountains. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and autumn colours for the next couple of hours then time for lunch we stopped at a Perkins Restaurant and I have to say it was the best food we'd had on the road, reasonably priced and great service!
Grand Central Terminal with its impressive exterior
Lincoln Centre for Performing Arts, beautifully lit up,
Rockefeller Centre outside,
Empire State Building! The 103-story skyscraper has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443 m) high. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until the topping out of the original World Trade Center's North Tower in late 1970.Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the Empire State Building was again the tallest building in New York (although it was no longer the tallest in the US or the world), until One World Trade Center reached a greater height on April 30, 2012.
and inside too
Well, as you can imagine, after a long coach journey and a whirlwind night tour we were ready for something to eat and an early night, which is exactly what happened.
Do join me in Part 10 for a daylight tour of New York and a Helicopter ride with video!