Running Around New York like a kid in the candy store!
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So after seeing the not so impressive Shea Stadium we headed back downtown on the 7 train... I asked brandon if he'd ever been to Grand Central Station (which was a stupid question because he's only been to NYC twice--- last year with me and the other time was for new years and he and a friend hopped into a car... drove the 7 hours... parked a car... saw the ball drop... walk back to their car and drive away for a total of an 18 hour trip)... so the answer was no but he's always wanted to catch a glimps of it. So we hopped off the 7 train and made our way to the main concourse of GCS (or how it used to be know is Grand Central Terminal--- GCT).
It's interesting... I'm a go with the flow type of person... I take life as it comes and since I've been here oodles of times I was just following Brandon around like a lost puppy dog.
But we meandered around the terminal and I headed off to go to the Metro Gift Shop... right next to the Metro Museum. Brandon saw me walk away and chased after me.... confused as why I was going to a gift shop. Well, I had these socks I got a while ago and wanted to replace them... they're of the subway map... and as I'm on my trip I was picking up little things for my employees to pick from and I thought I might find something there--- and score; I did... a metro map lip balm... I put it in my bag!
Next up is going up to Central Park... see earlier this morning we went to see the Ghost Buster fire station.
We walked across Central Park and it is very Beautiful.
FAO schwartz isn't too impressive... I was there once... it's pretty cool how everything is merchandised... but beyond that it's a toy store with big lego statues...
After FAO Schwartz I told him it was my time to do something... Serendipity 3... time for some frozen hot chocolate--- which is another movie place... it was featured in the movie Serendipity with John Cusak and Kate Beckinsale. I have wanted to go here the past 7 times I've been here.
Well, we walked out of Subway and we went around the block and there was Serendipity! We walked in and there was a 5 minute wait and got seated in the corner! We look at a menu and he was like... ummm... why didn't you tell me it had food... I would've waited. I told him I didn't know it did... I just knew it had frozen hot chocolate and anyways I figured if it did have food it would've been really expensive... which is was a little expensive. While we waited he asked me if I thought I might be hyping up the experiences (sort of like he did with not going into Shea stadium earlier that day). I told him yes but it's still worth the experience... atleast I'll leave knowing if it's bad rather than wondering if it was good when I'm half way across the U.
It was getting late and we both thought about going back to Ronnies... but we decided on the way down to stop off at Time Square to get some cheap souvenirs... I was going to go to the shirt guy I usually go to.
Finally home for the night!