Monday, August 4, 2014

Matrilineal Monday: Mom's Trip to Europe, 1953 - In New York City

From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "GOING" section:

Arrived New York Tuesday, Aug. 4, mileage 13900. Going through Holland Tunnel, I said hello to a N. York policeman, and was he surprised.
Holland tunnel toll booth in New Jersey / U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service,
Historic American Engineering Record. Survey number HAER NY-161-23, via U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, "Built in America" Collection / Public Domain

Mom said that after she and Sylvia John picked up Joye Murphy in Oklahoma, they traveled on U.S. Route 66 (probably from Oklahoma City or Tulsa to St. Louis), then crossed Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey before entering New York City.  She drove 2,209 miles in three to four days.

According to the "HOTELS STOPPED AT" section of the trip diary, my mother and her friends stayed at the Hotel St. Moritz (today the The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park) during their days in New York City.

Hotel St.Moritz NYC, 30 September 2010 / Gryffindor derivative work: xavax - Hotel_St_Moritz_NYC_001.JPG and Hotel_St_Moritz_NYC_002.JPG./ CC BY-SA 3.0

This is the second in a series of posts about my mother's 1953 Europe Trip.

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