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NYC Wednesday

Today, we let people sleep in. Jeffrey was the last one up…sometime around 11 am. By the time we showered, ate and got ready, it was after 1 pm.

Sarah and Joanna at our Queens apartment before heading out. Click photo for full size.
Sarah and Joanna at our Queens apartment before heading out. Click photo for full size.

We took the subway in to Times Square. We picked up tickets to The Ride for the 4:15 pm bus. Since we had a little over an hour till then, everyone went to Coldstone Creamery except for Dad who picked up our Hop On, Hop Off bus tickets.

The Ride was quite the entertaining show. Scott was our host who told jokes, gave interesting facts, and interacted with the street performers.
Space is obviously at a premium in New York City…there are no places to sit. If you try sitting on the sidewalk, you are told to get up. So sitting down to eat was in of itself a treat.

Street performer rapping as seen from The Ride. Click photo for full size.
Street performer rapping as seen from The Ride. Click photo for full size.

Afterwards we debated where to eat. We finally settled on Junior’s, a place recommended by many (including our gate agent in Long Beach).

Sarah had a (huge) burger. Nicole had a salad. Joanna and Victoria each got a grilled cheese with fries. Mom and Dad split a salad. (The salad was actually very good.) Jeffrey would have had a burger but the bun had milk so he had to get the tenderloin steak instead. He didn’t complain.

Sarah with a huge burger and Nicole with a salad at Junior's. Click photo for full size.
Sarah with a huge burger and Nicole with a salad at Junior’s. Click photo for full size.
Joanna and Victoria at Junior's with their grilled cheese and fries. Click photo for full size.
Joanna and Victoria at Junior’s with their grilled cheese and fries. Click photo for full size.
Tim and Jeri at Junior's sharing onion rings and a nice salad. Click photo for full size.
Tim and Jeri at Junior’s sharing onion rings and a nice salad. Click photo for full size.
Jeffrey with his steak at Junior's. Click photo for full size.
Jeffrey with his steak at Junior’s. Click photo for full size.

Dad got a chocolate fudge brownie for dessert and shared with Mom. We brought three slices of their famous cheesecake back to the apartment.

Dessert at Junior's. Click photo for full size.
Dessert at Junior’s. Click photo for full size.

Here are some pictures of Times Square at night.

Sarah and Jeri in Times Square. Click photo for full size.
Sarah and Jeri in Times Square. Click photo for full size.
Jeri and Tim in Times Square. Click photo for full size.
Jeri and Tim in Times Square. Click photo for full size.

Just like the previous night, we were treated to live entertainment on the train. Tonight was a guy playing a harmonica and used a bucket for a drum and a pole for a cymbal. He then, in a no pressure way, asked for donations. Afterwards he moved on to another car.

The previous night, two black guys turned on some hip hop music and did some talented and athletic break and pole dancing. Afterwards they did the same as tonight’s guy.