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25 years - A Pictorial Celebration

amaroo

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5 years since the last one - doesn't time fly! This TR is a follow up to the 20 year celebration you can see linked in my signature.

This time we're heading for a short but sweet trip to the USA. Highlights will include first time visit to Boston, driving through New England, Fall Colours, Saranac lake / Adirondack region, capped off with a few nights in NYC.

QFF / P1 were kind enough to release award seats on short notice - all flights are awards.

QF J BNE - SYD
QF F SYD - LAX
QF J LAX - JFK
QF J JFK - LAX
QF J LAX - BNE .... QF did release F back to SYD, but given the midnight departure and the PITA connection back to BNE mrsamaroo decided we'll be going direct to BNE.

Will be our first time on a 787.... hope we like it, we have three of them on this trip.

This trip will right a wrong from way back in 1996. 23 years ago we booked to stay at lodge that began life in the 1930s as a Rockefeller Great Camp, we had to cancel that trip due to work commitments. No such work issues this time!

The TR will contain the usual things you can expect from us, starting with a night at SYD Park Hyatt and a meal at Quay.
 

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About time you did another trip report! Lock me in! :p
 

amaroo

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Itinerary!

QF J down to BNE and an overnight stay at SYD Park Hyatt with dinner at Quay.

QF first lounge SYD and F over to LAX, QF F lounge LAX, J QF11 to JFK.

Due to reduction of AA flights between JFK and BOS we ended up making the decision to hire a car and driver to collect us from QF11 - I certainly will not be in any state to drive after frying F from SYD ;) Not the most ideal outcome, but better than waiting countless hours transiting or overnighting in a place you don't wont to be.

- 4 nights in Boston staying at the Four Seasons

- Collect hire car and drive to The Point .... what a great AFF name! We have three nights here.

The Point started out as a family camp for the Rockefeller's back in 1930s.


- Drive to NYC for three nights staying at the Four Seasons DT

- Thanks to some timely advice from @Flying mermaid we were able to secure a dinner booking at Eleven Madison Park

- The rest we'll make up as we go along.
 

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Looking forward to this one :). We ate at Quay in May for Dr FM’s birthday - only a few weeks after Eleven Madison Park!
 

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Itinerary!

QF J down to BNE and an overnight stay at SYD Park Hyatt with dinner at Quay.

QF first lounge SYD and F over to LAX, QF F lounge LAX, J QF11 to JFK.

Due to reduction of AA flights between JFK and BOS we ended up making the decision to hire a car and driver to collect us from QF11 - I certainly will not be in any state to drive after frying F from SYD ;) Not the most ideal outcome, but better than waiting countless hours transiting or overnighting in a place you don't wont to be.

- 4 nights in Boston staying at the Four Seasons

- Collect hire car and drive to The Point .... what a great AFF name! We have three nights here.

The Point started out as a family camp for the Rockefeller's back in 1930s.


- Drive to NYC for three nights staying at the Four Seasons DT

- Thanks to some timely advice from @Flying mermaid we were able to secure a dinner booking at Eleven Madison Park

- The rest we'll make up as we go along.
Nice enough shack 😉
 

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Foliage Update.

Fingers crossed we get the timing right! The Adirondacks / Saranac Lake area look to be turning first.

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We were very disappointed after it looked like we were right on the money …..close was not close enough
 

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Of course if you are red/green colour blind it doesn't make much difference. ;)
 

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