Tiffany and I spent 6 days and 5 nights in NYC (Aug 20th to 25th)! The first five nights we spent at LE PARKER MERIDIEN and the last night at THE PLAZA! Here are my pictures and videos...
|THE PLAZA faces Central Park!|
We arrived at Lambert Airport early Thursday morning before the TSA's even showed up. Loaded the plane successfully and took off without a hitch. 20 minutes later the pilot announced there was an indicator light that 'indicated' there was no oil in one of the engines so we turned around and landed back at Lambert Airport. 1 hour later (and a truckload of oil) we took off again and of course the delay ruined our planned schedule for our 1st day. So that is how we ended up seeing all of New York City 'on the fly'. We walked to MACY's to pick up our Travel Coupons (as a Travel Agent Tif got us into the majority of the NYC Attractions cheaply or for FREE!) and then decided what the heck let's go see THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING. Turns out pretty much every where we wanted to go was within walking distance of LE PARKER MERIDIEN...
|EMPIRE STATE BUILDING Lobby|
|Mr. Skyline keeps his eye on NYC...|
|Tourists (I hate "Selfie Sticks")|
|NYC Skyline at night...|
We planned to see the Observation Decks at both major NYC skyscrapers we were visiting early in the morning and then back again late at night (after sunset). Stupid American tourists I can take, because at least they can understand directions and commands by Security. Stupid foreign tourists with English as their second language (IF they understood English at all) really tested by progressive Liberalism. By the 6th day I was very proud of myself that I had not committed murder. "David Smith on the Observation Deck with the Selfie Stick!"* Not really sure what to do between the two visits to The Empire State Building we decided to visit The HERSHEY STORE (we already had a custom Hershey Bar from Chicago and wanted to add to our collection). So Tif punches in our destination into her GPS and off we go. Dupe De Do, Dupe De Do. 1st Left, Right 2 blocks, Left again then 2nd Right. Come to find out The Hershey Store is in the middle of TIMES SQUARE. How fun!
After killing time in TIMES SQUARE
"I can now identify 4 major US cities by their smell alone"
- Ripped off by a NYC Food Cart Vendor? a
- Over-tipped a NYC Cab Driver to get me somewhere on time? a
- Accosted by a Street Beggar? a
- Got lost on the NYC Subway System? a
- Accosted by a Times Square Strip Club Barker? a
- Smelled Horse Poop on the streets? a
- Smelled Human Poop on the streets? a
- Forced to listen to vulgar people cuss? a
- Walked past a Homeless man sleeping on a pile of trash bags? a
- Inconvenienced by clueless Tourists? a
*from the board game CLUE
(a work in progress, more to come)