Had the ultimate NYC experience yesterday. At the last minute Sheri got me a ticket to the Yanks-Mariners game at Yankee Stadium. Got to test my driving skills in the City. First took the George Washington Bridge into NY, this became the Cross Bronx Expressway, then exited onto the Major Deegan which I took to exit 6 for the stadium.
Had a little adventure finding parking, got to see some streets in the Bronx that I never would have, on purpose at least. The game was awesome. My seat was in the lower level right behind home plate. The Yanks came back in the 8th to win 6-5 and I enjoyed a cup of Bud and a messy but delicious sausage, pepper and onion sandwich.
Afterwards, on the invitation from a guy at work, I left the stadium headed across a bridge (155th?) into Manhattan (Harlem), took a left on Adam Clayton Powell Ave, went down to 139th, left to Lenox Ave (Malcom X) then right down to a secluded little Jazz Club/Art gallery called 449 LA. Awesome music, fresh sangria and great people. I'm sure I stood out a little, white guy in a Made in Ireland t-shirt, but I had a blast. They let anyone get up and play so maybe next time I'll feel a little more comfortable and hit the congas or something.
Altogether it was a great time. Thanks to Sheri for getting me off my butt or I would have spent the day in my hotel room (like I'm doing now........)