We said a little prayer before we left the hotel, asking for the Spirit to go before us that we may find our way and be safe, and off we went! We bought a day pass to ride the subway and hopped aboard!
I loved all the mosaic murals on the walls at each subway station - granted some of them were - ahem - "artsy" and well I liked this one the best! I love historical anything!
The local #1 train was not running, so we had to take the #1 express beyond where we needed to go and then catch it back to where we wanted to get off. It was an adventure and a half... and a great way to "get our feet wet" to subway traveling!
Uh... I think we missed the train!
We ended up at Times Square waiting to get back on to go back to 66th. It was fun!
Hey Times Square! We'll be back for YOU later! ;)
Subway travel! Wahoo!
The subway was filthy... but in a railway kind of dirty. It was hard to imagine how many people ride these trains everyday and how many OTHER trains there were! Amazing! New York has a whole city practically UNDER it's city! LOL
WAHOO!!!!! WE MADE IT!!!!!! And when we emerged from the subway...
We were met by a familiar friend!
We were seated and it took forever to decide to order! The menu was huge and full of yummy things to choose from! Talk about variety! When asked what we wanted to drink, Patty asked if they charged for ice water. Our cute waiter looked SHOCKED! He leaned back and asked "Why? you pay for water where you come from??" (imagine a thick italian accent) It was really funny! So, we both got our waters - for free - WITH a pitcher just because he was worried about us out of towners that have to pay for water! LOL We ordered a Philly Cheese steak sandwich to share and half fries/half onion rings. I also wanted a hot cocoa... so I got one! :) Talk about a meal!
HOLY CAMOLEE!!!!!!!!!!! This is THE best sandwich I have EVER eaten!!! The steak melted in your mouth! (How in the world do you get steak to melt in your mouth? Marinate for weeks?) WOW! It was SO good! Fresh American cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms on a home baked garlic subway. TO. DIE. FOR. I would go back to New York JUST to have another sandwich! LOL The onion rings were wonderful too! They were minced up onion made into rings so they fell apart in your mouth when you bit into them... no onion pulling out of the batter... ah! So good! We asked for mayo and ketchup and a bowl and made Fry Sauce... our waiter was very intrigued! LOL
I can't wait to go back! I LOVE the Manhattan Temple!!
THIS was the BEST reason to go to New York! Though I am not sure any other temple dates Patty and I have from now on will be able to compare! Ever! *GIGGLE*