Days Inn & Suites Girard
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... headed back to what is officially recognised as the worst hotel in America.
I had expected a hangover so it was nice waking up in The Carter as fresh as a daisy. It was a beautiful day in New York, and we had to make it count as tomorrow we would be heading to Washington DC. Uncle Colin told me about a great bar near the Empire State Building called Jack Demsey's Pub. We were a bit early for our trip to the top of the Rockefeller Center (yes, another ...
... for it, I had to get up and help before she woke the whole house!
Waking early, I went for a walk. The mist was rising off the river, and I met a man born, bred and buttered in this county. As we chatted, he kept correcting my English pronunciation!
After breakfast, and not leaving an hour for our food to digest as recommended by our respective parents, it was time for a dip in the river that runs in front of the B&B. Craig did his ice bucket ...
... as did the aerial shot of my chocolate-iced cinnamon bun...) Glazed doughnuts from 7-11 are still the best.
The Butler Institute of Art featured lots super colorful abstract stuff, plus American Impressionists and portrait artists. My favorite piece was all purple and based on Romulus and Remus (Rome's foundation myth) and I took a video of it (accidentally erased) and there's no image available online. Deep breath... there will be more ...
... father said that the little boy wouldn't stop talking about "Mr. Clown" so they had to come over and meet him. The little boy was really shy but he warmed up to J.P. during their exchange and all four kids walked away happy with coloring books.
The energy of a full tent is intoxicating...I can only imagine what it must be like for the performers in the ring as they showcase their talents to hundreds and hundreds of people. Though the first audience was a bit more ...
... shirt. The gloves are becoming threadbare and hole-y from repeated use so I've been hand-sewing Velcro to a new pair that need to be attached to the stretch arms. Should be done tomorrow.
We walked downtown before the show and ended up eating at Linda's Restaurant, an Amish restaurant with AMAZING food we came to find out. I had creamed chicken and biscuits and we split a slice of custard pie.