Archive for April, 2010

Great Falls, Passaic River, NJWith the late 2009/Spring 2010 trips, Eric and Elisabeth are busy visiting sites along the Northeast Corridor, “riding the rails” of commuter transit systems to travel from suburban and rural hotels in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the historical and metropolitan attractions of Philadelphia and New York City.  Along the way, there are also stops to admire scenic attractions, such as the Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey.  The trip details with photos are posted in reverse chronological order, starting with the most recent trips at the top.  Just scroll down below for pictures and captions, or click on a link in the itinerary to jump directly to a trip post.

  • November 2009:  Philadelphia, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ (NCTE Conference for Elisabeth)  Coming soon
  • November 2009:  Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ (Adventure Aquarium); Thanksgiving visit on “Black Friday”  Coming soon
  • December 2009:  New York City (Penn Station and Astoria, Queens) and Morris Plains, NJ; after Christmas drive back to NYC with Elisabeth’s sister  Coming soon
  • March 2010:  New York City (Manhattan, Coney Island), Haskell, NJ, Montclair, NJ, and Paterson, NJ
  • April/May 2010:  New York City (Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester), Whippany, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA (2010 PCRT Conference)

NYC Skyline

The March 2010 trip consisted of two days of visits in to New York City from “home base” at a very nice Holiday Inn in Haskell, NJ.  The trip is directly summarized below, followed by individual posts with pictures and captions.  While the itinerary listed here is in the correct order, the posts themselves are in reverse chronological order, with the most recent visits at the top.

Friday, March 19, 2010:

  • Morning:  Drove from Haskell to Montclair University to pick up a New Jersey Transit Montclair-Boonton Line train in to Penn Station, New York City
  • Mid-Day:  Visit to American Museum of Natural History
  • Afternoon:  Visit to “Top of the Rock” (30 Rockefeller) and the Rockefeller Concourse
  • Evening:  Visit to Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Late Evening:  Returned to the subway via a walk across Central Park, returning to Penn Station for the train back to Montclair

Saturday, March 20, 2010:

  • Morning:  Drove from Haskell to Paterson, NJ to see the Great Falls of the Passaic River
  • Mid-Day:  Rode the New Jersey Transit Mainline train in from Paterson to Secaucus Junction, transferring to a train heading for Penn Station
  • Afternoon:  Rode the N train New York Subway all the way from 42nd Street to Coney Island, visited New York Aquarium, and returned to Manhattan aboard the Q train
  • Evening:  Spent time with Elisabeth’s sister Chris and her fiance Adam and then returned via Secaucus and the Mainline to the Paterson Station