Friday, July 31, 2009

Day 54, New York, USA

The Grand Canyon let us speechless last night but this morning...the singing has begun again......

Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it - New york, New york
These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it - New York, New York

I wanna wake up in a city, that doesn't sleep
And find I'm king of the hill - top of the heap

These little town blues, are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it - in old New York
If I can make it there, Ill make it anywhere
Its up to you - New York, New York

Yep folks we have made our way to the 49th state on our journey through the USA- NEW YORK STATE!

I am so thrilled to be in Brooklyn right now with one of my dearest friends in the whole wide world-
Hiiii Brenda!
A big bonus is that Brenda has her tour guide licence so who better than her to give us a quick tour of the place??

Brenda told us that New York State is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous.
New York City, which is geographically the largest city in the state and most populous in the United States, is known for its history as a gateway for immigration to the United States and its status as a financial, cultural, transportation, and manufacturing center.
Actually her own family came from Europe through that very gateway:-))
Both state and city were named for the 17th century Duke of York, James Stuart, future James II and VII of England and Scotland.
New York was inhabited by the Algonquin, Iroquois, and Lenape Native American groups at the time Dutch and French nationals moved into the region in the early 17th century, was colonised by the Dutch and British before becoming an independent state on July 9, 1776.

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