April 27, 2019
Updated: Aug 3, 2020
On April 12, 2019, my mom arrived at JFK airport in New York. And that was the beginning of my mom's trip to America...
Disclaimer: I was not part of this trip, I am merely retelling her experience. All of the pictures we see here are from my mom and her friends.
A bit of backstory: The company my mom worked at sponsored her to join them on the trip with her boss. She reluctantly said yes and tried to invite me, my sister, and my aunt to join. We all said no. Why do you ask? Let's just say it's a secret. I don't want to offend anyone. especially my mom's friends.
The first thing that happened, my mom's companion got questioned at immigration for some reason.
They arrived at The holiday inn hotel at the jersey side of New York. There were a lot of cherry blossoms around the hotel.
My mom and her 5 friends tried going out to shop. They first went to CVS Pharmacy and met a fellow Filipino there. She recommends them to go to Jersey Garden instead, which they did.
They ate at burger king and bought some bags and makeup. After that, they went back to the hotel to sleep.
Start of the tour of New York! Here are the places that they went;
Ground zero of the world trade center.
Wall street. During their time there, a news broadcast took place. That's why they can't stay for that long.
Times square. They ate at a Chinese restaurant since they wanted rice.
Statue of liberty. But They didn't take a ferry there.
After all that, they went shopping again in the Jersey garden.
On the third day, they went to 3 cities.
They first went to Philadelphia and visited the Hamilton exhibit.
The second city they went to was Washington DC and went to a lot of places there such as;
St. Patrick church
Madame Tussaud's wax museum
The outside of the white house
Ronald Reagan Building and International trade center
Korean war memorial
After all that they moved hotels and stayed at Hyatt place Chantilly at Washington DC
They went to Hersey's Factory and bought chocolate. Well, my mom's friends did. My mom didn't really buy many.
After that, they went to the Corning glass museum and they ate there even though my mom thinks the food isn't that good.
At night, they went to Niagara Falls.
It was only driving the whole day.
They went to Niagara falls again and witness the beautiful scenery of Niagara falls in the daytime. Unfortunately, they were not able to ride the boat since there were ice formations in the water due to cold weather the reason boat operation was suspended.
They then took a long drive to Boston. And stayed at DoubleTree by Hilton at Boston North shore.
First, the group went to Quincy Market And Cambridge city.
After that, They went to Harvard University and they took some pictures on the buildings, statue and got the opportunity to meet some Irish marathon participants.
They rushed back to the airport to catch their flight going home.
Verdict: She enjoyed the trip. If she would describe each place she went in one word Washington would be History, Boston would be Vintage, and New York would be Modern. Her Favorite place in Boston, since there were few people.
Mom is thankful to God that the trip went well. Also, she expresses her gratitude to her Boss and to the company she works with for this wonderful travel experience.
Gallery: I put this at last since my mom and her friends took many pictures. So I still hope you'll forgive me for that.
Souvenirs I got:
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