New York – Day Three - archived

Another busy day, another wet day.

After breakfast at the Stardust diner that featured singing waiters and waitresses, our’s a fellow Brit from Leicester, we trotted over to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum. We were a trifle early so had a wait in the rain before we were let in. First we went down into the Growler submarine where I was able to resist pressing any buttons and just managed to squeeze through the doors.

We then looked at some history followed by the Enterprise space shuttle. We saw one of it’s cousins, Atlantis, over in Florida, it was a shame they couldn’t let you walk on board. Afterwards we headed back towards Time Square and popped into M&M World before a trip to Carlo’s Bakery in New York. Once again, none of mia familiga present, I guess they’re far too rich and important to do any work thesedays. I had a crumb cake, could have just done with the crumbs as the lemon cake base wasn’t too tasty.

Quick stop at the HBO store on the back to the hotel to drop off our shopping and rest our weary feet, seriously, they’re broken! We then headed out towards the Rockefeller Centre ready for the tree light switch on. It was seriously rammed and the rain was pouring. Eventually we found a spot by the police blockade and after a longer wait they told us that no umbrellas or backpacks would be allowed in. In hindsight, it doesn’t look like we missed much, some terrible acts have been playing for two hours on the TV and they’re awful. Would sound even worse in the rain no doubt.

Slightly annoyed, we viewed the other Christmas lights before going to Madame Tussauds for a much better night. We considered trying to get Aladdin tickets and a man tried to sell us a pair but as genuine as he sounded, never trust anyone on the street.

We are now watching the tree light switch on via the television, much warmer, much better view and with a peppermint hot chocolate to boot.






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