Saturday, June 26, 2010
Well, today was a nice relaxing day compared to all the hustle and bustle of yesterday! Even though the day started badly, it still ended on a high note!
In the morning, I woke up after a deep restful sleep. I yawned and happened to glance at my watch, which said 9:00. The implications of this didn't kick in until a second later, when I realized, "OH MAN! WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOWNSTAIRS AT 9:00!"
Long story short, our room managed to get downstairs in 10 minutes, which was before everyone else was ready, so we survived. After that, we had another sumptuous breakfast, and after that we went to find a Grey Line bus to tour New York in. However, on the way there, I was walking along in the shade, when I was suddenly, out of the blue, I was hit by bird droppings. Needless to say, it was an unpleasant experience which I hope I will never have to repeat. After that, we got onto a open topped bus, where we got to ride around the upper half of New York, which included Harlem and the Museum Mile.
Afterwards, we promptly boarded another bus, this time to see the downtown portion of New York, which included the tenement houses, many shopping streets, the Financial District, etc.
Overall, it was a very interesting trip to learn about New York itself. I definitely know more now than before I started, and really enjoyed the humor of the guides and drivers. After the bus tours, we went to the stores in a hotel to buy a quick snack, and checked out other stores. Afterwards, we walked back to the hotel through Central Park to gather ourselves and prepare for dinner.
We had dinner at Chef Bobby Flay's Bar Americain, where we dined excellently on various American cultural food with Flay's signature twist on each one.
Thanks to Mrs. Kronenberg, Mr. Ramsey, and everyone else!
Posted by Winston Long at 9:49 PM