Day 3 of 3 Part Deux – Typing in the Dark

26 Mar

The trip is almost over – right now I’m on the bus home, the GF quietly sleeping next to me. This bus has access to the tubes so I’m happy to get some blogging in. It was a good trip. We got to meet up with my bro, his wife, Tom, Rachel, and Katrina. The closest I got to seeing a celebrity I care about was

this guy.

Some of the highlights from this mini-vacation include

Going to a bar called The Flying Puck and watching four different hockey games where four Canadian teams won their games – Winnipeg won in overtime, while Edmonton and Toronto both won in a shoot out. Note: the five-minute overtime in the Oilers game was some of the best hockey I’ve seen in ages. And Montreal beat Ottawa. Yes.

The hostess sat us down at the only vacant table in the entire bar – which happened to be next to four guys from Finland who were already about five beers into their evening. About an hour later one of the Finnish guys’s chair was banging into our table and when I pointed this out he quickly apologized and moved out of the way. I responded by saying “kittos” (“thanks” in Finnish). The look on his face was priceless – a mixture of confusion, bewilderment, and drunken processing of what he just heard. There may have been a bit of possible embarrassment in there too. Most Finns when traveling don’t expect the randoms at the next table to understand what they are saying.

Visited the USS Intrepid Air and Space Museum aircraft carrier. This has been a lifelong dream of mine since 1997 when I first heard about the USS Intrepid Air and Space Museum aircraft carrier. They had lots of helicopters.

But sadly there was no Blue Thunder or Airwolf.

The best part of the entire trip was this: a 1:40 scale model aircraft carrier made entirely out of Lego. Waaayyy more effective than Viagra.

Results may vary. Consult your physician.

The visit to the aircraft carrier (and the whole weekend) was almost ruined by the Norwegians (again).

They parked their ugly cruise ship right next to the beautiful USS Intrepid.

The Shamrock Shake limited-time-only promotion goes into overtime. Only in New York.

And maybe Boston.

We were unable to find the Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can’t Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too.

Probably the greatest disappointment of the trip.

On Saturday I was waiting in a Starbucks for the GF who was out shopping when I noticed that someone had left an iPad just sitting there on the table. It was almost three minutes before the owner showed up. When she did arrive I asked and she simply said she got it for free so she’s not too attached to it.

Strangely the next day when we caught the subway to grab some supper with my bro and his wife, sitting opposite the door to the subway car was the same iPad lady from the Starbucks. Very weird.

The Freedom Tower is still under construction.

It's about half way done.

The Rockefeller Center has a way-better view than the Empire State Building.

It's also less crowded

and less expensive

and you can see the Empire State Building.

The subway station near our apartment had this view every time we came up onto the street.

I love magic hour.

One more time.

And finally we almost went to a jazz club on Saturday night.

Can someone please confirm for me that this sign actually says what I think it says.

Thank you.

2 Responses to “Day 3 of 3 Part Deux – Typing in the Dark”

  1. Veronique March 26, 2012 at 08:44 #

    Viagra comment. You are killing me.

    • Die Hard Three April 2, 2012 at 20:29 #

      Look at the last picture of this post and tell me what you see….

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