After eating Tom and Caleb enjoyed the street sights, while I dashed into the Sephora store to pick up my favorite brand of make-up. . . so up-scale!
For several hours we continued down 5th Avenue and Broadway, scoping out the theater district and seeing the Ed Sullivan Theater, David Letterman location, Radio City Music Hall, ABC, NBC and FOX studies, and finally the August Wilson Theater where we held tickets for the 2:00 matinee of Jersey Boys!
From the 1st Floor Art Deco Lobby to the 86th Floor Observatory (in under one minute!) the ESB is a great experience, and a great way to review all the sights and sounds of NYC -- 1,050 feet below! Aside from the 360-degree open-air deck, the Observatory also has indoor galleries to enjoy the views. Caleb was a bit surprised that he was so cautious about the overlook -- it took him awhile to work into a comfort zone and to inch close enough to the edge for a look-see!
We were tired and hungry and doubtful that we would be able to put together a quick subway trip back to the ferry landing -- and it was getting dark down in the concrete canyon and threatening rain. Cabbies are notorious for skipping past and not wanting to bother with a wheelchair, so we were delighted with a gallant driver pulled over. Caleb's chair does not fold, but the wheels do pop off and the whole thing can fit in a mid-size trunk. Our driver was a hero as he aggressively jumped into the traffic and pushed every advantage in our 45-minute ride. At only $25. it really was not a bad deal and offered another fun way to see some more of the city -- taxi-style.
With the threatening rain we decided dinner could wait until we were on the other side of the Hudson, where a Tilted Kilt Restaurant was a block away from our camper. Dinner gave us time to form a plan for the next day and the 100% prediction of rain all day! The radar showed that we could drive out of the rain somewhere in Pennsylvania, and we have always wanted to see the Pocono Race Track . . . so for now NYC would remain a two-day trip. One thing is for sure -- we will be back. We know where to camp, we know how to get around, and we have lots more we want to see!
I do want to write a blog entry about the trip home, but it is not going to be in the next few days. Weebly, my blog host, has launched a new version of their service, and there are quite a few bugs that have made it a 3-day chore just to get through this simple post. Tomorrow we leave for 5 days in Tennessee, and when we get back, I will try to remember to start up again with the trip home from New York City.
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown