Megabus is the new Greyhound

Trip Start Mar 08, 2011
Trip End Jun 11, 2011

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Monday, March 7, 2011

We drove from Bloomington to Harrisburg over the weekend, with a quick stop in Oxford to visit Amy's parents. Woke up this morning to a foot of snow in Harrisburg. Kind of surprising for March, but luckily the roads were cleared bright and early.  Didn’t realize how bad the weather was as Amy and I drove through the heart of it on our way from Cincy to Harrisburg the day before.  Regardless, we dropped off Hannah at the kennel early in order to finish packing and make our way to the mall to pick up the Megabus.  The first leg to Philly was fairly uneventful if you are not counting the fact that the bus was late and the whole bus smelled like poo from a combination of a broken bathroom and the lunch from the ladies sitting in front of us.  We are now ready for bus trips in Asia.  Arrived in Philly, had a quick lunch of cheesesteaks and salad in 30th street station, then got on the second leg of the trip to NY.  Once again the bathroom was broken, 2 for 2.  Another uneventful trip got us to NY at 4 where we checked into the New Yorker Hotel.  Afterwards we headed in B&H Photo Video in order to resolve an issue with Amy’s camera.  I knew the camera was dated, but apparently it is not compatible with SDHC memory cards.  So we picked up a few SD cards for the trip.  I had heard rumors about B&H.  A store that is half a city block large carrying everything that is semi-related to cameras.  Because of its size, the supply chain efforts were stepped up.  As we entered the store, we were guided to the used camera section, where the gentleman with this yarmulke and long beard explained the problem.  We then waited in another line in the order processing section to get the memory cards (yet another orthodox Jew to help us).  Our order was scanned and we were given a receipt.  Our memory cards were put in a bin and sent down the conveyor belt to the first floor cashier area.  Next step was to wait in another line at the cashier to pay for our items, and finally one last line to pick up the goods.  4 lines, 4 orthodox Jews, 20 mins, and we were now the proud owners of two 2 GB SD cards for $10. 

We then took the train down to the lower east side to meet Ken and Harrow for some dinner at Katz’s deli.  Everyone enjoyed delicious pastrami sandwich as we chatted about Harrow’s upcoming wedding and plans for Australia when Ken will meet us on our trip.  We then moved to a few bars before heading to bed around midnight.
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Jessica on

Ha! Joe and I went to B&H last time we were in NY and had a very similar experience!

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