This was our first time to USA and Canada, and we liked it immensely. North Americans must be the nicest people on Earth. Every time you went inside a store you could be sure to be greeted with, "Hi, how are you doing?". We went to three cities in the USA and one in Canada. New York has so many things on offer, and we were especially pleased with Macy's, Fishs Eddy, the Strand Book Store, and the M&M's World Store on Times Square. Other attractions were the Statue of Liberty, USS Intrepid, the Empire State Building, Times Square, and the Brooklyn Bridge. All the skyscrapers grouped together were truly wonderful to see.
In Philadelphia, or Philly as everyone said, we were short of time, but we were able to see the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, Betsy Ross's House and on the Delaware River: USS New Jersey.
Washington surprised us with all the neo-classical buildings abundling all over the city. Star sights are of course the White House, the Capitol, the National Mall, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress. On the other side of the Potomac River, the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia was interesting to see. There are over 300,000 veterans and their families buried on the grounds, including the three Kennedy brothers, John, Robert and Edward.
We then went to Toronto in Canada, and we slept in a fancy hotel, Delta Chelsea Inn. Normally the room costs 589 CAD, but we got it for 139 CAD through hotels.com, which I strongly recommend when booking hotels. In Toronto we saw the CN Tower, Toronto Dominion Center, the Toronto Islands and the New City Hall. Shopping was almost as excellent as in New York.
After 19 days in the New World we flew home via Amsterdam in the Netherlands. We took the train to the city and saw the city once again. The last time we were there, was in 2000.