Holy Magnolia cupcakes… New York City rocks! In preparing to tackle the monumental amount of momentous situations that occurred over my weekend in the Big Apple, I thought, “What would be the nerdiest way to unfold such adventures?”
As if it was the Star Wars saga! (I’m not sure if I’ll do the prequels… I’ll probably do the prequels…)
A NEW YORK
As we arrived in Newark, NJ (that we being cousin Steve and I), we parked our car in a 24 hour lot, stored our ticket to retrieve said vehicle, and noted that we needed gasoline prior to our journey home.
Realizing we had no idea exactly how we were getting to NYC via the train system (each for our various reasons), we flew by the seat of our pants, as we’re prone to do, and which usually tends to be more expensive.
We walked up some train tracks to find a NJ Transit machine, and luckily, a woman offered to help us the entire way through the process. She almost missed her train, which ended up being our train as well. Guilt-free help!
May not be inspiring to the locals, but to a guy from Detroit: "It's alive!"
Upon arriving at Penn Station (we thought we were heading to the WTC station – we were way off!), I witnessed a monk wearing a baseball hat and an old man in a super pimped-out Little Rascal cart. We reached surface level and my first view was this:
We had attained some sizable pamphlets from underground, and after ripping away all the advertisements, we had all the map that we’d need. We pinned down our location (Madison Square Garden), and our hotel’s location, and we got moving.
On the way, the saw Fuse Network Studios, the Sbarro restaurant that I thought Michael Scott on The Office referred to as “authentic New York cuisine,” and a comic shop that had a Silver Surfer in its window. (We stopped inside because of this, but not much else was going on. This is obviously why they have a Silver Surfer in the window.)
"Look up for power lines." "But I don't see anything." "That's good." (Detroiter inside joke)
Then I had a chance to take this photo up above. When I take things like this, I hope to impress my sis that’s a photog. Eees good, Becks? (Too bad she doesn’t read this blog.)
I think it's so the pigeons can be comfortable.
At my hotel, we had a nice view of the back of buildings, which I still thought was cool. For some reason, there were a bunch of pillows, down below.
Anyhotelincidentals, I have to put the brakes on this post. To quickly wrap up the rest, we walked from our hotel to 30 Rock because of the show (the skating rink is not as big in person). We hit up Broadway and Times Square, and figured out how to take the subway down to the World Trade Center reconstruction. The Statue of Liberty was visible in the distance (has anyone realized her initials are SOL?), and I think we found the area that Will Smith rented jet skis in Hitch (over in the financial district).
Okay, there’s more to come for sure. Stay tuned! (I’m losing my TripleDoubleU connection shortly hence the wrap up… EPISODE IV is not finished.)