AIM and other Questions??

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  1. Suzie

    Suzie Member

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    :thumb:My son is getting ready for AIM.....and I have some questions...:confused:

    -Athletic socks.....what kind is the best, crew, or can he wear "no shows" like he usually does....I thought I read somewhere to have longer socks...surely not tube socks:eek:

    -Pajamas....he usually sleeps in a tshirt/boxers.....is that o.k.?

    -Bathrobe....doesn't own one.....is it necessary?? usually uses a towel wrapped around himself.......

    Thanks for all your help....just want to do this right!!!! Any other tips appreciated:thumb:

    .....Other Questions,

    My sons and I are going to stay while he is in camp.....My one son wants to go into New York City to see Times Square...etc.....Is there a train that would go into New York or do I have to drive:eek:

    Any suggestions would be fantastic as I know nothing about NY....(they also want to go to the Today Show!)

    Thanks,
    Suzie
     
  2. tucker92

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    I'll cut and paste the below from a previous post of mine. They are my suggestions for visiting NYC by car from New London.


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    I recommend anyone take US 95 south into The Bronx and get on the Bruckner Expressway/US 278 west. Take the Bruckner to the Triboro Bridge and cross the bridge into Manhattan (don't go to Queens, take the Manhattan exit) and onto the FDR Drive south. Get off at the exit for 49th Street, take 49th Street across town to Seventh Avenue and then park (in a garage). From 49th Street and Seventh Avenue you can easily walk to Times Square, Broadway theatres, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Trump Tower, Fifth, Madison and Park Avenues, Columbus Circle, FAO Schwarz, Macy's, Madison Square Garden, and, of course, the American Girls store on 50th and 5th.
     
  3. Suzie

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    Thanks Tucker!! I did see your post on my other thread, Thank you!!
    But I'm not too sure I want the headache of driving into town......I live in Rural Kentucky now and am so used to my small town driving...... so I'm going for the easy way.....Train!!! Even if I have to drive to one.... So much more relaxing..... for this city girl turned country!! :smile:

    Suzie
     
  4. tucker92

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    Go to Amtrak.com, look up the timetable for the Northeast Corridor 2 line, and you can buy tickets on line round trip between New London to the city. Looks like it is about a 2hr 30 min ride into Penn Station New York, which is at 33rd Street and 8th Avenue below Madison Square Garden. Avoid Acela trains; they are, IMHO, too unreliable.
     
  5. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    Socks: Really, whatever he is comfortable with. I took "no shows" and ankle socks with me. Its only the swabs who have to wear tube socks :smile:

    Pajamas: Don't worry about them, my AIM cadre in 2008 had us sleep in what we would wear for calisthenics the next morning.

    Bathrobe: Depends I guess, I didn't use mine at all during AIM cause I changed in the female head right after showering. That's what most girls did actually. I would bring one just in case.

    Hope this helps :smile:
     
  6. mnolan

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    train to new york

    Daughter travels to NYC all the time from New London.........

    If you take Amtrak all the way in, you end up at Penn Station New York.
    Or you can take Amtrak to New Haven, CT, transfer to a commuter train and end up at Grand Central Station.

    You don't have to leave from New London.....the train goes from Boston to New York City, so you could get on almost anywhere. (Guess it depends where you want to park your car).

    Amtrak runs every two hours or so, commuter runs more often but doesn't go as far out....either way works.

    Staying in New York City is pricey......We have stayed in New Jersey where it is much cheaper and taken the train in each day.
     

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