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Liz & Matt’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 22 Apr 2012

MapHi everyone
We have had another great day in New York. We started off early this morning with Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral. It was packed with it being Mass celebrated by the Cardinal of New York. The choir was magnificent as was the organ! The Cardinal spoke very well and welcomed everyone - it was quite special as he spoke of the christening of Maeve a little daughter of a police officer who had been shot while working and has made a remarkable recovery. There was a standing ovation for the officer with many police in the congregation. After that the weather changed and the rain poured down!! We went on our last hop on hop off tour and were given ponchos to protect us from the rain. We went through the upper part of Manhattan and into Harlem. It was so interesting to see so many different people and aspects of the city. It is certainly a multi-cultural city of immense size. Every street is full of apartment blocks. We then came back to our apartment and had some lunch (bought on the way - the neighbourhood has many excellent delis!) and then we walked down Park Avenue to Grand Central station and took the Undeground train to 33rd Street and walked past the Empire State Building and into Macys Department store. We bought some make up (way cheaper than at home) and some socks for Matt!!!
We walked back to here 56th Street and it rained all the way. Thank goodness for good raincoats and shoes!! The blocks are quite short but it was still a long way!
love Liz and Matt