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Parachute Jump at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York

Parachute Jump at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York

Once upon a time, in the 1940s, you could stand atop this 262 foot-tall metal Parachute Jump and parachute your way down. Defunct since 1968, you can still view the tower at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, and stand there wondering if you could take the plunge yourself.
(And if you’re wondering if I’d do it… hahahaha, nope. Now way!)

Giant sewing needle threading a button in New York City's Fashion District.

Giant sewing needle threading a button in New York City.

The Fashion Center kiosk at Seventh Avenue and 39th Street in New York City features a humomgous sewing needle threading what is certainly the world’s largest button. This giant sewing needle threading a button serves as a homage to the city’s fashion industry was designed in the 1990s by Pentagram Architectural Services. Standing tall at an impressive 31...

Hello Kitty Statues at the Lever House Art Collection in New York City.

Hello Kitty Statues in New York City

My number one travel rule (OK, general rule of life) is to always have a camera on hand. Always. Granted I am a little obsessed with taking photos and capturing moments and capturing everything I see. But you just don't ever want to be caught without one when you really want/need/have to have one.

Flying from Seattle to New York - view of the mountain from the plane.

Flying from Seattle to New York – 2009 Crazy Stupid Vacation

I spent my day traveling. Two busses to the Seattle/Tacoma airport. Shuttle to my gate. Delayed plane to New York. And finally a cab from JFK to Manhattan. I’m a bit screwed up on time zones but the fact that my hotel is pretty posh (thank YOU Priceline name your own price)and a giant brisket sandwich is now in my belly make everything A-Okay. I honestly...

Alice in Wonderland Statue in Central Park, New York City.

Alice in Wonderland Statue in Central Park

If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see? — Alice in Wonderland America is filled with so many silly wonders. I love the strange, the weird, the offbeat places and things and...