Hi Everyone,

Just a quick little blog post to let You all know We arrived safe and sound in New York. Our American Airlines flight from Dublin was very comfortable. We were well looked after with in flight food and drinks by Lisa and Cherie the stewards and we arrived a little ahead of time in JFK. The U.S. Preclearance is now done in Dublin so no need to que for passport control at JFK this is a great time saver. We had included our airport transfers to our hotel all in our package from Tour America.This was so handy and we only had to wait about five minutes after we got our baggage for the driver. There wasn’t much traffic delays either on the way in. 


This kept me entertained on the flight

We were blown away by the drive into New York, coming in over that famous bridge from all those movies was exciting. Manhattan is an amazing place I was staring out the window at all the really cool places. I had been to Dubai before so I had seen skyscrapers before but no place on earth looks like New York City. We arrived to our Hotel Fitzpatricks on Lexington avenue, it’s very central and the staff are are so friendly and helpful. They even sent us bubbles and strawberries to our room as we are a honeymoon couple .We are very happy with our room. There’s a little Irish bar downstairs and a gorgeous patio area outside too. 


We went out for a look around the shops, Bloomingdales, Sephora, Steve Madden, etc. I picked up a few bits in MAC. There is a little saving compared to Ireland on cosmetics over here. The loop in Dublin Airport   Prices are almost the same as over here.

We took a walk from our hotel to Times Square and Broadway. It was pretty overwhelming all the crazy illuminations and the volume of people walking. Wow it’s a different world over here. We called to The Irish Bar on 7th Avenue and 51st, to visit a friend from Castlebar who works there. We had dinner there food was delicious.  We headed back to our hotel then as we were exhausted.

Today the plan is to hit jersey Gardens for some shopping. I will keep you posted on any bargains we get. Now we are off to have breakfast I’m looking forward to pancakes with maple syrup. Yummy! So far we are having a great time, as its Mr Dillons birthday today I will treat him to something nice from jersey Gardens.

Chat to you all tomorrow,

Love Maria 

Maria Dillon
Written by Maria Dillon