September 26-30 New York, NY
Monday Paul and I took a Megabus from Philly to NYC. I too a scary Chinatown bus from NYC to Boston before and this was not scary at all. It was really nice. We got into NYC early and tried to go to the Met to stash our packs and look at cook stuff but it was closed. Totally stupid to close a major museum on Mondays. We ended up sitting in the park and reading books for hours then headed over the Paul’s friend Justin’s neck of the woods on the upper west side. This was my first time staying in the city. Every other time I have stayed in Brooklyn or Queens so staying in the city was new.
We found where Justin lives and headed into the bar across the street called the Ding Dong Lounge. Apparently they were doing some sort of filming of pairing bar food with wine. We were the only other people in the bar and it was sort of weird but everyone was nice and they gave us a free beer for our trouble! Then they gave us the left over bottles of wine. This was turning out to be a great NYC trip! Justin met us when he got off work and then we headed over to their tidy tiny apartment with their awesome basset hound, Gus.
In the late morning we headed back across the Park to the met again. We spent 3 or 4 hours and only got through Greek and Roman stuff before closing time. boo. but we did find this, which we found hilarious for some reason.
One of the days we terrified ourselves by walking through Time Square’s monument to consumerism. In all my 6 trips to NYC I had never been. Then we headed down to Occupy Wall Street and took this photo of the library.
The we headed over to Brooklyn to check out the Waypost, the bar with the TARDIS in it. The TARDIS is actually is bigger on the inside because it is the bathroom and sort of nestles into the wall. here is a very happy Paul.