New York, New York

Thursday, May 14, 2009 - Friday, May 15, 2009

A third trip to good ole NYC in a week! We might as well just buy a place down there - it would probably be cheaper in the long run!! We headed out later on Thursday evening, headed for our 'base' of operations, Newark. Along the way, we stopped at Damon's in Clarks Summit for dinner. We arrived at the Hampton Inn in Harrison (room 603, $133.52) around 11:00, ready to get a good nights sleep.

On Friday morning, we got up and had breakfast and then took the free shuttle from the hotel to Penn Station in Newark. A PATH train ride and then the 6 train brought us to our destination - the Hospital for Special Surgery on East 70th Street. Had a great visit with Jill's new MD, and we were very, very impressed with the organization and efficiency of HSS.

Jill had done some research via Chowhound as to what the best eatery was near HSS, and we settled on a little hole in the wall call 'Finnegan's Wake'. It was located on 1st Ave, at the corner of East 73rd Street. Great little place with personable staff and good food - a really good find! We walked a bit after that, ending up at Dylan's Candy Bar at the corner of 3rd and 60th. Looking for dessert before we trekked back to Binghamton, we found ourselves at Serendipity 3. After a twenty minute or so wait, we were seated and had what could be described as one of the best dessert experiences ever! Jill had a Frrrozen Hot Chocolate and I had Strawberry Fields Sundae - filling (we couldn't finish either of them fully!) and delicious! Well worth the wait!

We grabbed the subway and train back to Newark, and then actually walked from Penn Station back to the Hampton Inn. On our way back to Binghamton, we stopped in Carbondale and had dinner at La Tonalteca, a newer Mexican restaurant in the old Lone Star Building near the mall. Again, very good food! We were three for three on this day for food choices! Home to Binghamton after dinner.

Total Mileage: 353 Miles

Total Miles Travelled:
181,942 Miles!

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