The village of Ducaj near Boge, Albania.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Tirana Airport, Albania.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Porto, Portugal on June 25th!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fun last day in New York City

We took our time heading downtown this morning. Before we left, we made our way to the main street near the apartment and bought some toiletry items that are easier and cheaper to get here than in Namibia. Razor blades, sunscreen...that kind of thing.

Then, we hopped on the subway again.

We got off at 42nd St. Times Square. First place we went though was the main New York Public Library. What a great building! Right beside the library is Bryant Park and they already have their skating rink up and running for the winter.

Right downtown, you can go skating!

The library is on the right, and you can see the Chrysler Building in the distance.

The lobby.

What a great building.

From the library, we decided to take up one of our readers suggestions about visiting Ellen's Stardust Diner where the wait staff are all singers waiting for their big Broadway break. It's a little expensive for the food, but it is really good entertainment and so we taped a couple of short moments to share with you....Turn up your volume!

So that was fun and we enjoyed the lunchtime entertainment. As I said, the food and drinks are expensive, but of course you're paying for the show as well. Still, a worthwhile stop for something different in New York City.

From there, we wandered through Times Square on our way to the David Letterman Show...

Times Square is a bit of a circus.

Is it still Halloween?

They're also in the middle of a big construction project at Times Square so between the tourists and the barricades it was a bit crowded. It's probably like that all the time! Anyhow, we had to go pick up our David Letterman tickets.

Waiting in line for tickets. Things moved along pretty quick though.

Got the tickets!

Long story short, we enjoyed the show. The guests were Kathy Griffin (actress and comedienne) Bruce McCall (Illustrator) and J. Cole (Hip Hop Artist).

Kathy Griffin was funny, Bruce McCall and David Letterman did a piece about a book they collaborated on, and we confirmed once again that we are not fans of Hip Hop music!

Plus, we each got a copy of the book!

Then, we were meeting readers Kevin and Heidi who invited us out to dinner. We have a lot in common, and it turns out they were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. (Our 30th is next May!) They brought us to a Japanese restaurant, and the food was different an interesting!


Kevin, Heidi, Ruth, Kevin
Thanks for dinner! Hope to see you again in March!

Okay, so by the time most of you read this, we will be on our way to Namibia. Our plane leaves at 10:40am, and we have a 16 hour flight! And then a connection and another 2 hour flight.

So who knows when you'll hear from us next. If we get some free wi-fi along the way, we'll try and update our facebook page for those of you who follow us there. Otherwise, we'll see you in Namibia!


  1. Another fun day and meeting more people. Travel safe and enjoy Namibia.

  2. Thanks for the great tour.
    Safe travels and have an awesome on this wonderful adventure.

  3. THANK Y'ALL, for the NYC tours, but I feel almost as tired as y'all look... Please, get some rest? on that 16 hour flight, so, we can have FUUUNNN in Namibia !!!
    Y'all did get to meet some really neat folks in your hosts & readers.. THEY COOL !!

  4. Bon voyage! Buen viaje! How do you say it in Namibian(? spelling, ? language)?
    Have a great flight and a wonderful time - we'll be right here virtually traveling with you.

  5. Kevin and Kevin also have something else in common, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

  6. I'm really looking forward to following your adventure in Namibia!

    Sft x

  7. safe flight. we are all just anxiously waiting for your reports from namibia


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