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The entrance to the Holland Tunnel.

 

So now it was driving into New York City time.   I have been warned on many occasions NOT to drive into that city.  But I only wanted to see a couple of sites, get some pictures and drive on out.  Boy was that a brainless idea.  I had my GPS set to avoid all toll roads so it kept refusing to send us through the Holland Tunnel or over any bridge with a toll.  It took me a good while to realize that and change it.  Finally, it allowed me to take the Holland Tunnel and saved us another hour and a half of driving.  Now I wanted to go to Times Square, and it gave me good directions, but the millions of taxis and just as many pedestrians trying to cross the streets just about drove my wife and I nuts.  When we did get up to Times Square the street was closed off from 47th so we took a couple of pictures from 48th and drove on.  We found our way, with lots of difficulty, to the south end of Central Park and drove around the bottom and for a few blocks on the west side before calling it all off and turning to leave town.  Even that didn't go very well and we had to make several tries at it.

X_Drive says:
And there is no way you are ever getting me across the Hudson again. At least driving a car!!! Yikes, what an experience! :D
Posted on: Oct 06, 2010
NJTProadcruiser says:
Haha... There is no way to cross the Hudson River without paying a toll : ( , unless of course you car doubles as a boat : )
Posted on: Oct 06, 2010
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The entrance to the Holland Tunnel.
The entrance to the Holland Tunnel.
Going in.
Going in.
In the Holland Tunnel
In the Holland Tunnel
In the Holland Tunnel. We were ama…
In the Holland Tunnel. We were am…
In the Holland Tunnel
In the Holland Tunnel
The Holland Tunnel turns several t…
The Holland Tunnel turns several …
Out of the tunnel.
Out of the tunnel.
Madison Square Garden.
Madison Square Garden.
Times Square
Times Square
Times Square
Times Square
Times Square
Times Square
Madison Ave at 48th St.
Madison Ave at 48th St.
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Across from Central Park
Across from Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
Over another bridge, free this tim…
Over another bridge, free this ti…
Welcome to the Bronx!
Welcome to the Bronx!
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