New York City is a place where you can always find something to do. This visit was too short, but we did accomplish a lot. We spent most of our time in Midtown, and got to see
– Radio City Music Hall
– Rockefeller Center
– Times Square
– Chrysler Building
– Bryant Park
– Empire State Building
– Metropolitan Museum
– Window dressings of Lord & Taylor
We also ate the typical NY fare:
– had a mile high sandwich and soup from a NYC deli
– tasted a cheesecake
– ate at a NYC steakhouse
– had breakfast at a NYC diner (and I had a NYC bagel
We used the subway, and even Uber car service. Now, it was time to leave Manhattan and drive north to Fishkill, NY, to attend my cousin’s wedding. Renting a car in Manhattan, especially during the Christmas time is not cheap. I checked Costco and other places and a mid size car was about $97 a day. My dad had an offer from Hertz and was able to rent an SUV for a decent rate. The bonus was the rental location was 4 blocks from the hotel.
|My driver’s view of NYC|
After circling the various one way streets to pick up my mom and Stephen at the hotel, we finally made it on the road. Fishkill is about 2 hours from Manhattan, so by the time we made it there, it was lunchtime, and we decided to have lunch at Cracker Barrel, located off the Highway 9.
|Chicken fried steak, fried apples, mac n cheese|
|Biscuit or cornbread?|
|Chicken tenders, corn, and potatoes|
What we didn’t realize was the Cracker Barrel was also located 2 minutes from the hotel, actually across the boulevard. We checked in, and later that evening attended a get together with both sides of the family at a pub called “The Stadium” located in the town of Garrison, about 20 minutes from Fishkill. The food was ok (buffet style) but there’s a ton of baseball memorabilia in there, including signed stuff from NYY players like Joe DiMaggio. I may be a West Coast snob, but I do appreciate seeing things from legendary players.