New York City
We arrived in New York on the afternoon of the 29th and spent four days there. We dropped my stuff off at my sister's apartment on West 50th Street, then drove to Brooklyn where friends of Yuri and Lena were living near Coney Island.
During our stay, we strolled around the city, I spent time with my sister, Suzanne, and my friend Don, and I saw a play. This was the first time I had ventured out on my own in the city and I developed a familiarity with New York that I had previously not had.