So after four days in New York it’s time to say goodbye. I must say, as a whole, I’m quite impressed with New York City. There is so much to see and do here. Even though it felt like we were going and going and going, we still didn’t get to see and do everything we wanted to. Oh well, I guess we’ll just have to come back again.
So on our last day, we had some last minute things we wanted to see. My friend Chuco asked me to bring him back a hat from Yankee Stadium. Unfortunately for Chuco, he asked me on the day after we went to the stadium. And since Yankee Stadium is all the way in the Bronx, the odds of us going back there again were pretty slim. But not to worry! There’s a Modell’s right in Times Square and Yong suggested that we “gotta go to Mo’s” and find a hat there.
Of course, Yong is right. There are indeed many Yankee hats there. But they didn’t really have any good ones. The ones with the Yankee logo are basically hats you can get any where, nothing unique about them. Then I saw it…the most unique Yankee hat I had ever laid my eyes on. I thought, “there’s the hat for Chuco.” So I bought it. I gave him a call to tell him that the mission had been accomplished. He asked me what it looked like and I told him it was nice. He then said something along the lines of “as long as it’s not too gaudy” he’d like it. Ummm, gaudy? Do you think this hat is gaudy?
In retrospect, maybe I should have given this to Chuco
As we were walking back to our hotel one night we spotted a 24-hour White Castle. Now I had never tried a White Castle burger but I’ve heard the Beastie Boys rap about it and more recently there was that movie Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (although I didn’t see it). So we figured we needed to give it a try.
Can you believe this was right next to our hotel?
It doesn’t look like much, but let me tell you, those are good burgers. Not only are they small and cute, but they’re quite tasty as well. John and I quite enjoyed our great breakfast.
I ate the four small burgers, onion rings and a drink
Since we had a few hours before we had to get to the airport, John wanted to go back to Times Square (me too, to return Chuco’s hat) and check out Ripley’s Believe it or Not’s Odditorium. They have these Odditoriums all over the United States. I’ve been to the one in Orlando and the one in San Francisco, but they are cool so what the heck, let’s go.
The Odditorium is filled with bizarre things from around the world. Many of them were collected by Robert Ripley, but even after his death, they continued to collect them and show them in these exhibits. Some things are abnormalities and other deformities while other things are just unusual to us but commonplace in other parts of the world. Some are strange coincidences and still others can only be defined as unique.
Does this count as two head of cattle?
In one section they have an area dedicated to different forms of punishment and other weird ways to inflict pain on others.
Everything you need to kill the undead all in one kit!
Look how sad this fellow looks…
If only these were in use today…
One of these heads is not like the other
Then another section is dedicated various aspects of sex (both the enhancements and the rituals)
It doesn’t look sharp enough does it?
Umm, yeah, no comment
And after that we caught a train to Newark and bid a fond farewell to New York City. Off to our next adventure to Florida!