Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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I spent the weekend in New York. Wanda and I left Friday morning. We drove down to Newark and parked at the airport, then took the train into the city.

For some reason, we decided to walk the 24 blocks from the train station to our hotel. It wasn't actually that far, but it was wall to wall people.By the time we got to our hotel, it was around 7. Since we left to come home on Sunday around 9, it was a quick trip

Here is a quick look at our trip by the numbers:
  • Modes of transportation (car, train at airport, train into city, subway, shuttle to get back to the airport since there was an issue with the train, shuttle back to the car, Staten Island ferry) - 7
  • Restaurants with free wifi - 2. Luckily, we had excellent internet access at the hotel.
  • Subway trips (to the west village, to the World Trade Center, from Battery Park to the West Village, to Times Square, to the train station)- 5
  • Number of times I filled my subway card - 3
  • Broadway shows - 1 (Hedwig)
  • Partially consumed bottles of Cherry Coke I brought home - 2 + 1 full one
  • Ice cubes obtained from the (apparently broken) ice dispenser at the hotel - 0
  • Pairs of shoes worn (by me) - 2
  • Degrees difference between NYC and home on the day we returned - 18
  • Number of states (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey) - 3
  • Stops in each direction - 3
  • Tanks of gas - 3
  • Visits to the Sock Man - 2 (it wasn't open the first time)
  • NYC maps obtained and left in the hotel room instead of being brought with us - 2
  • Women in Times Square wearing only body paint - 2
  • Questions asked by the customs officer on our way back into the country - 4 (where are you coming from, when did you leave Canada, did you buy anything, do you have any firearms)
  • Number of tolls paid - 3 (two of them to get onto the island with the border crossing)
It was a good trip.

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