Aaron with the Michigan Lottery Ticket Machine
Had a layover and took a teeny tiny scary plane to Newark, NJ. We had to do a bunch of weirdness to get good bang for our buck with our credit card points!
From there we took 3 different trains
Beautiful, huh? lol
And finally arriving in Manhattan! (start spreadin' the news...) jk :)
We put a good number of miles on our little luggage wheels hiking to out hotel, but when in Rome, right? :)
After about a million blocks we got there and took a power nap because we aren't used to all this exercise. lol
Our hotel was in the Tribeca neighborhood, so we weren't super close to any mega touristy places to see. We took a recommendation from our hotel to check out Walker's, which was a couple blocks away. So we are just strolling along, and I am checking my foursquare account so it could GPS us and see what was nearby. And lucky day, we are right across the street from the Ghostbuster's firehouse!! We ate a delicious yet pricey meal and headed back to the hotel and crashed.
Who you gonna call?
I will say that I had some fears about getting mugged or whathaveyou, as I normally do anywhere, but I can honestly say that I felt totally safe walking around the streets of New York at night. Aaron says the mayor hired a bazillion cops and it really cut down the crime. I'd believe it, you could go two feet without seeing a law enforcement person.
Day 2 was pretty great too. We slept in like some champions, then walked around to find some breakfast. We almost settled on dunkin' donuts, but we found an authentic NY bagel place - Tribeca Bagels. Talk about yum! We got some bagels and ate them on a park bench, fed the birds and enjoyed the nice weather. I felt very New York... lol
Me and a bagel, woo!
Birds getting fatter. It is amazing that they can lift their giant bodies off the ground!
After all that we caught a cab to the pier to catch our boat outta here. The cab ride was fun, we saw a lot of New Yorkish things. The thing I found most entertaining about the city is that everywhere you turn there is something 'famous'- either from a movie or TV show or something. It was pretty great!
The Daily Show!
Sbarro - where Michael Scott likes to grab a New York slice. LOL
Jerry Seinfeld worked out at NY sports clubs!
But now onto the cruise...