As I mentioned before, Jen and I planned to take a day trip to the city to check out the 2010 NY International Auto Show. Well yesterday was that day... we were out the door by 6am and didn't get back home until after 11pm. LONG day.
The drive wasn't too bad in the morning - except since I was only up for about a half hour before leaving - I was pretty tired while driving. Not the best thing to do but I did OK. We ended up making it in decent time. Got to Jersey City around 10am and parked in a garage right above the PATH station. Best idea ever.
Also a great idea because there was a Starbucks right across the street. One of the many Starbucks stops we would make through the day. After a quick drink (and bathroom!) we headed into the PATH station to get on our way.
If you've never been to the city... for us, the easiest way to go about it is to actually go to NJ first. Then you take the subway to the city. The PATH trains will drop you off right in Manhattan. Plenty of stops too... lots of options. And then once you're in the city you have any number of options to get around - including more subway trains, walking, taxis, etc.
We wandered around from there to Times Square and eventually to Central Park where we finally grabbed some lunch at Mickey Mantle's. From there we were off to the Auto Show. We did wander around there for a few hours. Met up with a few Scion people and got to see some nice cars (and some not-so-nice).
When we eventually left the show, we still had a few hours of daylight to work with - figured we might as well go see some more of Central Park. Nice place. Got to pass through part of the Central Park Zoo. Saw a cool gazebo thing. Just wandered through the park. After a while of walking we made our way back to the subway to catch a train downtown and then eventually back to a PATH station to head back to NJ.
It was about 6pm when we got back in the car (after hitting Starbucks again) and finally got out of NJ. Grabbed some food (and more Starbucks) on the road and made it home just after 11pm. Was a long day for sure... but we have a ton of Foursquare checkins and badges as well as a ton of pictures to show for it.
Oh ya, here are the pictures: