New York, NY. So nice they named it twice. And it really was a lot more pleasant than on any of my prior tourist attempts. Bus ride from home 2.5 hours each way. The Chinatown Bus driver passed everyone on the Jersey Turnpike but had to stop to replenish the diesel fuel on the way there. The Macy's area, the drop-off location, may as well been the local mall. While the flagship Macy's was a lot bigger than ours, the stores along 34th street included a KMart and mainly other chains found anywhere. At the end of the day, the city bus took me along Fifth Avenue's more tony shops. Lot's of Christmas shoppers on the sidewalks at dusk, not many shoppers in places that only need to sell a watch or two each day. Lunch at Kosher deli a few blocks north, a treat to people who do not have kosher deli's and are deterred by the price of Kosher corned beef at Shop-Rite.
Found my pickup stop, Boarded an early bus than originally intended and uneventful, restful ride back home.
When I did my semi-annual planning about six months ago, I had allocated three day trips among the twelve initiatives, all to places I had not been before. Dickinson Plantation, Princeton Art Museum, Cloisters. One very doable semi-annual project likely worthy of repeat when the next planning session begins next week.