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... up the road. I was walking up a pretty steep hill. It was kinda rough. I just kept thinking that at least on the way back it will be down hill. I made a right at the next corner and then another right. I was now walking on a street that was parallel to the one I just hiked up, going the opposite direction, still uphill, and even more steep than the last one! I realized that I was climbing the side of a very steep hill. Did I mention that ...
... get to a game. After a quick StubHub visit I managed to find a decent ticket (for less than the Friday, still can't believe I did that!!, game). Then it became a matter of where to stay. Fortunately my Uncle Winston had offered up his mother's hospitality. I had met her once about 15 years ago but with the lateness of the game's conclusion I wasn't going to bother her with trying to stay there. It was ...
... on our Graylines hop on hop off bus to do the Downtown Loop to SoHo. Blake and Dad decided to brave the rain and sit on the top deck with ponchos. The rest of us stayed in the dry warmth of the bus! Once in SoHo we did some shopping and wandered down to Chinatown for a bit of a squiz. Nicole thought souvenir shopping would be cheaper there... Unfortunately that wasn't the case.
Blake and I jumped on the subway to Times Square to line up in hope ...
... on 53rd for the parade.
It's simple but delicious, rice, salad and kebab meat, chicken or lamb or mixed with a pitta and an awesome 'special recipe sauce. Technically this may be the same stuff you can get from Ali Baba or Rusholme Kitchen but there was something about this one that made us, and hundreds of New Yorkers very happy.
Similarly popular are the Nuchas trucks selling fresh empanadas. We'd tried an empanada earlier on in the week and deciding it was a ...
... race to build the tallest structure and the ingenuity of the 1930's. The whole building, bottom to top, inside and out, was finished in 11 months. 11 MONTHS! 1 month ahead of schedule. More than 3000 men on the job built something like 2 floors every week. There are 102 floors and it is extraordinary. The view from the top is also extraordinary (note the photos are taken on the iPhone as our camera batteries went flat). We headed to Broadway to try and catch a show ...
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