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New York, NY

WesTrek '99

October 1999

In the harbor of New York City stands the beacon of light known as the Statue of Liberty. One of the world's most unusual lighthouses, it has greeted visitors for over a century. And now she greeted NOT duck and Dave. Unfortunately, the first thing NOT did was to try and look up her skirt. Such a rascally duck.

Nice Dress.

Despite protestations to the difference, NOT found himself carrying a torch for the lady with the lamp.

Liberty Torch

Once he got inside her though, NOT found that she had one hell of an underwire, and not only on her bra.

Lady Liberty Support Underwire Getting in her head

But Lady Liberty was not the only famous New Yorker NOT got to hobnob with. Outside the Today show studio, as co-host Katie Couric walked by, Dave declared "Katie, I traveled across 48 states to meet you."

Her response? Rolled eyes and "What a line."

But even Katie fell under the magic spell of NOT, and posed for a picture.

With Katie Couric

While in the area, NOT took advantage of of chances to spend time with friends in the tri-state area.

Friends of Playmates Melissa Backman and her co-worker Dave LiCalzi, and Dave's picture with the Playmate of the Year

Stopping off to visit Ashley and Paul Lee, sister and father of Christine in Stamford, CT Withe the Lees

A turn north, makes the duck NOT of Troy, home of Uncle Sam, though NOT was not recruited for the military.

Sam wants you

WesTrek '99 Travels

North America Travel


U.S. Travel

New York State Travel

Photos (and some puns) courtesy of David Backman

Prepared Fall 1999.  Last updated June 2006