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Old Apr 22nd, 2017, 01:35 PM
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I (now) agree with the person who suggested contacting a travel agent. They "could" have a bit of at leisure if they leave early in the morning, and are brought back in the evening.
But I think it would need to be an arranged tour of NYC after 9/11 memorial--all together.
And all that said, maybe OP will realize this isn't a great idea for a day trip.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2017, 03:17 PM
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If not now, when Gretchen? Seniors have the clock ticking, so I think a chartered service is a fine choice to see something you want to see while you can. I find it odd that some are suggesting independent public transport for a whirlwind group trip. I think a charter that offers more personal service a wonderful idea. And why are some counting coins for the seniors? At that age, I hope I can afford a group charter from DC to 9/11 memorial rather then pinch pennies and lose time.

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Old Apr 22nd, 2017, 07:02 PM
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Dukey's a doc? Nice bedside manner

Not a problem he is a Coroner. Just kidding.


I think he was ER doc.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2017, 08:03 PM
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Good reason to have "No Autopsy" inked on my chest.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 03:39 AM
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Lulu2009 - although there is some snark above, there are also some of us willing to help. But there are a couple of crucial questions you have not returned to answer. First - how many people. It makes a huge difference if they will fit in a passenger van or if they need a bus. Second - what was asked as "age" - but I think what was intended was disability, walking tolerance, etc.

People do day trips from Boston-NY or DC-NY all the time - there are many tour companies that sell them. Not my taste, but they usually leave very early (like 5 AM) and return late (10 PM or so). That gives people 8-10 hours in NY.

I might start by contacting one of the companies that do such tours - a quick Google search found a couple that do Bos-NYC - and contact them and ask if they could do a private trip for you and your busload.

But if you could answer the 2 questions in the first paragraph, you might get more specific advice.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 03:52 AM
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f not now, when Gretchen?

If you look back, whojamabob, I was originally in the "no need" camp. So "now" I am for doing it with a travel agent.

AND believe me, my clock is ticking down more than you know.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 04:12 PM
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I'm beginning to think that Lulu is not coming back. The Crescent pulls into NYP at 1:46PM ET every day (sometimes on time). It does have checked baggage so that you can leave the bags at the station for the return trip to Washington.
I would hope that all could get to the 9/11 memorial by 3:30 from Penn station even if you all used multiple Ubers.
Is there anything in between New York and Washington that any of the seniors wants to see (Philadelphia or Baltimore)?
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 04:36 PM
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I'd contact limo companies since many also run party buses (those smaller buses). I've done the 1 day bus trip to NYC trip- my county parks and rec runs a Christmastime trip for about $60 per person. I know others have said it but, gosh, it's a long day. We leave at 5am and get home at midnight. I'm near DC so pretty similar to your plan. Frankly, I'd spend a night in NYC. If it's in your budget, chartering a bus eliminates any issues with people getting lost or not being able to navigate DC, so it's not a bad idea. Wouldn't be my first choice but to each their own.
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Old Apr 24th, 2017, 06:55 AM
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I think this idea is pure torture for a senior group. Just saying...Schedule a separate trip to NYC next year (I am a tour guide and a senior if you are wondering where my opinion is coming from) and yes I have done DC from NYC in one day for a couple of marches a long time ago. NO fun either way as a one way trip.
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