Here is a vlog about something I did last weekend. Last weekend, I went on a bus trip to New York City. I have been to the Big Apple several times in my life. The last time I was in the city was when I got back to JFK Airport after I returned from my Spanish class trip to Puerto Rico back in the spring of 1996. In fact, all my trips to the city had been before 9/11 happened. And last weekend was the first time in 17 years that I’ve been back to the city.
So here’s a little tidbit about how I got to the city. So here we go. In order to go down there, I had to stay overnight at my folks’ house down near Cooperstown where we left from there early Saturday morning so we could catch the bus in Binghampton. It also was the first time I ever was in Binghampton. The bus left around 6 and we went to the city by way of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Along the way, we stopped off at a rest stop in Pennsylvania and here’s where I have a little rant. Pennsylvania rest stops suck! Women were coming into the men’s room because other women were practically holding up the ladies room changing their clothes and taking care of other needs. Well, not that the men’s room was any better. I mean only half the men’s room was open. The stalls in the front were open while the ones in the back were closed for cleaning. And we had to get breakfast out of vending machines with unclear pricing. It took every quarter I had on me to get a candy bar.
On the plus side, it was also the first time I’ve ever seen a coffee vending machine.
Then after we got back on the bus it was about another hour and a half drive down Interstate 80 all the way to the city.
The main purpose of the bus trip was to go to the Museum of Natural History although you could also walk around across the street to Central Park. However, since we had my two nephews with us, we had to stick together. You’ll also see in my footage that there’s a pic of a T-rex skeleton in there just to show you that I was in the museum. We stayed in there pretty much the whole time we were there. All in all, it was a fun trip. And even though I didn’t get any footage from Central Park even though that in itself would be a good video. Guess I can always save that for next time because I am very sure that there will be a next time. One of the things I like about New York City is the fact that it’s a walking city. Noone hassling you about learning how to drive (as opposed to up here in Central New York where practically everyone, most notably women expect you to be able to drive) and basically how health-conscious they are and I am not talking about Mayor Bloomberg’s ongoing war against junk food and soda. And one of my cons there is that everything’s too damn expensive. I mean 9 bucks for a cheeseburger? Really? But all in all, New York is awesome and I will definitely come back sometime. Now that you mention it, I’m not sure if I got any new footage of the new Freedom Towers that they’re building. If you do, let me know.
And there you go, that was my trip to the Big Apple. Hope you enjoy the video footage of the city and hopefully I’ll get out to see Man of Steel this weekend. I didn’t get to go out to see it Thursday night as I originally intended because Mother Nature decided to have another bipolar attack and give us more rain.