Day 4 – World War II Museum, Ogden Art and Commander’s Palace

Day 4 – World War II Museum, Ogden Art and Commander’s Palace

Today was a sight seeing day…and ended up being a pretty light one. I’m usually really good about timing how long things take and how much space we need for each item on the itinerary, but I keep over estimating everything here and we end up with a lot of downtime in the middle of things. But that’s OK… it might be nice to not be totally exhausted after a vacation for once. ha We checked out of our hotel…

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Day 3 – Christmas Day

Day 3 – Christmas Day

Merry Christmas, everyone! We had a pretty chill morning, making coffee and opening presents in the hotel room. Our first event was the Christmas Brunch at the Roosevelt Hotel where we are staying. On our way down we stopped in the lobby for photos since it was much less busy this morning that it had been on Christmas Eve at 11pm. Ha We were seated in a ballroom with a great Jazz band playing Christmas songs along the side and…

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Day 2 – Teddy Bear Tea, Aquarium and downtown

Day 2 – Teddy Bear Tea, Aquarium and downtown

Today started by getting ready and putting on our Christmas Eve best to head down 1/2 a floor to the Teddy Bear Tea. The Roosevelt Hotel has been hosting this event for 30 years with appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, Rudolph and others. It was a super cute kid show… and the food was pretty good, as well as the waiter who kept our mimosas filled at all times. And I needed those mimosas. My only complaint was that…

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Day 1- New Orleans – Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!

Day 1- New Orleans – Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!

As they say in New Orleans, “laissez les bon temps rouler” or “let the good times roll!” We are off to the Bayou state this week for a week of exploring and Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. We have a lot packed in, per the usual…and basically eating our way through New Orleans with reservations made at some great restaurants most nights. We start out with 3 days of Christmas explosion with lights, festivals, teddy bear tea, Christmas brunch and…

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Day 7 and 8 – Upstate, Brooklyn and Wrap Up

Day 7 and 8 – Upstate, Brooklyn and Wrap Up

Day 7 For Friday, we headed out of the hotel, hit Angelina’s Bakery again for a quick bite before heading to Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station. We booked an Amtrak train north out to the city to Poughkeepsie, NY with absolutely no idea how any of this works. ha They don’t assign seats, so you get to play this fun little game where you wait in the main hall until they assign a track and display it 15 minutes…

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