Ridin’ along on my pushbike, honey
Trip Start Sep 03, 2011
30Trip End Oct 02, 2011
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The rainy day in New York continued into a very rainy night and we actually had to wait about 15 – 20 minutes at our hotel to get a taxi to go to the theatre. We were a bit stunned at that since we’d commented several times on the proliferation of yellow cabs. Anyway we got a cab eventually which cost us about $10 plus a couple of bucks for a tip. When the show ended of course there were what seemed like a million and a half people all leaving the theatre at the same time and it was still raining heavily – and neither of us were dressed to cope with that
So today we got up at a leisurely pace – it was still raining so there was no mad rush to get going. First up we headed to Penn Station. This is where we’ll be catching the train tomorrow at 10am and we had a reservation number and had to print out actual tickets at the station. I didn’t want us to be scurrying madly round tomorrow with large suitcases in tow hence our visit today to get the tickets and suss out where we needed to go. So glad we did – the station is huge with several different levels and catering for several different lines. But we now know exactly where we want to go tomorrow and also where to get the taxi to drop us off
Then we headed to Manhattan Mall – gorgeous shopping centre with a massive JC Penney – and I had a lot of fun in there – and Josh and Curtis you’ll be happy to know I found some Tshirts and stuff for you guys and was served very quickly. Then we found a Kmart and thought we should check that out – not very exciting. We then took off walking intending to go to the Sony Wonder Lab – we got ourselves on Madison Avenue and started walking – we started around no. 170 and needed to get to 500 – after about four blocks we were still only at 240 but we were only two blocks away from our hotel. A quick discussion – it was still raining, feet were starting to ache as we’d covered a fair area this morning – and we opted to head back to the hotel. So I’ve been sorting all our packing out since we need to be up and at it early tomorrow morning. Porter is having a few zzzzs on the bed beside me as I write this. Our plan is to go and have a late lunch/early tea around 4pm then back and get changed and head off to see Jersey Boys tonight. I can say with some certainty that we won’t be coming home on a bike!!!
Sorry not many photos today – when it’s raining things don’t look nearly so photographic. But new opportunities await as we head for Washington tomorrow.
Love Anni xx