Devil in Jersey City/Big Apple 3am
Trip Start Jun 25, 2010
25Trip End Aug 23, 2010
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We drove into the big city, it took just over an hour to find a parking lot, and we found out that they were charging 55$ a day for parking. Marc was convinced we could find better, so after a bit of work, some honking horns and some yelling we were on the hunt for another parking spot.
After driving through Times Square and all the way through Central Park, we finally find what appears to be a legit parking spot
The gps weaved us up and down streets for almost 4 hours. We took one sitting break where I took some pictures of birds. New York changes so drastically from one block to another, and one of the most interesting things we saw were people playing tennis with their hands. They were slapping the ball so hard, it stung to watch it. Finally, around 8pm we were exhausted, but walking into Nintendo World and the look in Marc's eyes was worth the walk. Nintendo World was awesome, two floors of awesomeness even. There was Pokemon corner, covered in little figures/plushes/tshirts/stuff, and upstairs was more Nintendo-ish. After a few minutes of walking around a voice came over the PA announcing that the store was going to be closing in approximately 10 minutes. We rushed around to see all the displays, and I found a Pikman shirt and he surprised me with a little pikachu stuffed animal <3
We left the store as it closed, and wandered over to look at Lego World, and up to 30 ROCK to take some pictures and checked it out. We notice it's getting pretty dark out, the sun is going down fast and I have a moment of brief panic about where we parked the car and walking back to that area and Marc assures me we can get to it by Subway, if not significantly cut off time from our journey by taking it into East Harlem
When we finally got up to the sidewalk, we went over against a wall and tried to map ourselves back to the car. That's when I noticed that the internal screen of the gps is busted and cracked. Marc, with his many years experience in cracked touch screens deduces that it may have twisted when we went through the turn style and that is why the outer screen wasn't cracked as well. We couldn't even get it to tell us where the car was. So, we sat down and thought it out. I freaked out and tried to use it a few times, but it was hopeless... all I could remember is that we parked on Malcolm X and I remember at one point seeing 116th. What could we do with this information? We hopped in a cab and told him what was up, and he helped us sniff out the region, we exited the cab and walked about for 30-45 minutes. We managed to sniff out the car with little confrontation. There were people every where, sitting on porches, listening to music and smoking. We found the car decorated with a parking ticket, although we took pictures to fight the charges. The sign was not visible at all from the street.
We got in the car and attempted our way out of the city. We drove through times square at night, and headed outwards. We were now stumped on how to get back to the hotel, seeing as how the gps with the address was now cracked and unusable.
I've been writing for too long, but long story short we ended up at a gym called planet fitness on Staten Island, paid 8 dollars to get on the stupid bridge, but it worked out so well - we went into the gym and asked them to print out the directions to Motel 6 Piscataway, NJ.
We collapsed in bed when we finally got home.