Sunday, May 10, 2009

GOING GREEN & ANOTHER COUNTDOWN

Bye Bye Avalon. Last Friday (May 3 - KY Oaks Day), Frank brought home his new car. It's a Prius! While I do miss some of the luxury features of the old Avalon, it was just that...OLD! Frank's been itching for a new car for almost a year now and just couldn't decide on what to get. He finally made his decision! Congrats!! And BOY, does it get great mileage!!!


We're NYC bound...the BIG APPLE!! We're in countdown mode... 4 days till take off!
DID YOU KNOW:

New York City has 722 miles of subway track.

The "New York Post" established in 1803 by Alexander Hamilton is the oldest running newspaper in the United States.

The first American chess tournament was held in New York in 1843.

The first capital of the United States was New York City. In 1789 George Washington took his oath as president on the balcony at Federal Hall.

Gennaro Lombardi opened the first United States pizzeria in 1895 in New York City.

he first Boy's Club was established in New York City in 1876.

The Big Apple is a term coined by musicians meaning to play the big time. (but there are other stories too.)

Joseph C. Gayetty of New York City invented toilet paper in 1857.

New York was the first state to require license plates on cars.

The first public brewery in America was established by Peter Minuit at the Market (Marckvelt) field in lower Manhattan.

These neat tidbits were from http://www.50states.com/facts/newyork.htm

As always, Thanks for stopping by!
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5 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the car and LOVE NYC!!!!!! I hope U have FUN....I am going on 07/27!!!! Bought my tickets all ready for that too! :):):):):):):):):)

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Your new car is so cool looking! I love it! Have fun in New York - your trip sounds so exciting!

Laura said...

Have a great trip - are you driving the new car! Love it!

Anonymous said...

love t!! great looking car! whish I could fly to NYC now!! Do you know, the Big Apple is also because the north of NY is alos a very big apple farming area, and there is a traditionnal "apple picking" day in automn ?
Helen

deana said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO JEALOUS! I so want to go back to New York. Manhattan is one of my top 5 favorite trips ever. Have FUN & can't wait to see all the trip LO's!!! :-)