Upcoming: NYC/Phila April/May 2010

More information and pictures coming soon about this trip, which is still in the future; this page is a template for building the actual trip post once pictures are taken

Shhhhh! Some of this is a secret, a surprise for Elisabeth…

The April/May 2010 trip is the 6th Anniversary trip for Eric and Elisabeth.  New York is part of the trip as is tradition every year (although upstate New York will not get a visit until Summer; we settle for downstate metropolitan New York City this time around).  As was the case in 2009, the PCRT conference at historic Tenth Presbyterian in Philadelphia is also a part of the trip.  Eric will get a chance to ride a few more NJT rail lines in the quest to “bag them all” at some point.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010:

  • Morning:  “Dry run” for driving to Bridgewater Station on NJT Raritan Valley Line (and finding parking!); this trip will be repeated very early in the morning on Friday as Eric rails in to Newark on the Raritan Line and then Philadelphia on the Northeast Corridor Line; but today, we go to Newark and then Manhattan via PATH
  • Mid-Day:  Lunch in Manhattan; maybe visit with Elisabeth’s sister Chris
  • Afternoon:  A surprise scheduled event
  • Late Afternoon:  Take the NYC Subway B train to Bedford Park Boulevard in the Bronx; visit New York Botanical Garden until close at 6 PM
  • Evening:  Take Metro-North to Tuckahoe for a special anniversary dinner; return to Manhattan via Metro-North Harlem Line
  • Late Evening:  Reverse inbound trip on PATH/NJT Raritan to return to Bridgewater Station

Thursday, April 29, 2010:

  • Morning:  Which NJT line should be take to NYC this time?
  • Mid-Day:  Visit Chris’ work/office before she moves out to Chicago (if she does)
  • Afternoon:  Take the NYC Subway 5 train to West Farms Square Station in the Bronx; visit the Bronx Zoo
  • Late Afternoon:  Take the NYC Subway 6 train out to Pelham Bay Park on Long Island Sound for walking, scenery, and pictures
  • Evening:  Return to Manhattan and back to New Jersey

Friday, April 30, 2010:

  • Early Morning:  Eric takes Raritan and then NEC lines to Trenton, RiverLine light rail to Camden, PATCO to Center City Philadelphia
  • Morning:  Eric at PCRT, Tenth Presbyterian, Philadelphia
  • Afternoon:  Elisabeth drives to Philadelphia and checks into next hotel by the airport, Eric rides out on SEPTA R1 Airport Line or Route 36 Subway-Surface Trolley Lines to Eastwick, near the hotel
  • Evening:  Dinner, more PCRT in Center City

Saturday, May 1, 2010:

  • PCRT in Center City

Sunday, May 2, 2010:

  • Morning worship at Tenth, end of PCRT
  • Return trip to Altoona, maybe with some visits along the way