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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Another missed blog - Wax Museum

I took off Tuesday ....the usual morning run.

Fishing with Luke, where he caught fish and I didn't.

He also caught some baby catfish and polliwogs.

We went to NYC....Sue, Luke, Kyle, Gavin and his friend Shane.

This day in history "On this day in 1776, the British arrive at Long Island, between Gravesend and New Utrecht, with "near twenty four thousand men ready to land in a moment," according to one observer.
General William Howe's large army came to Long Island hoping to capture New York City and gain control of the Hudson River, a victory that would divide the rebellious colonies in half. Five days later, on August 27, the Redcoats marched against the Patriot position at Brooklyn Heights, overcoming the Americans at Gowanus Pass and then outflanking the entire Continental Army. The Americans suffered 1,000 casualties to the British loss of only 400 men during the fighting. Howe chose not to follow the advice of his subordinates, however, and did not storm the Patriot redoubts at Brooklyn Heights, where he could have taken the Patriots' military leadership prisoner and ended the rebellion."

We rode the off peak ride with all stops on an old train with what seemed like bad brakes.  Maybe a conductor in training ??

Once in NYC we made our way to the Wax Museum.  Good thing we had our entertainment card discount of 25%.  Tickets are $39 per person.  A fun time and for me the highlight was the 4D movie with super heros including the hulk.

After the museum, I used my iPhone and Yelp to find us some good sushi at a reasonable price.  In NYC that may as well be an oxymoron.  Yelp has us go to Hell's Kitchen...not the Hell's Kitchen on TV with chef Ramsey, but the Manhattan neighborhood.

43rd St and 9th Ave.  A whole lot cleaner and livelier than I recall.   Great service, good sushi, reasonable prices.  Happy family, happy cheapo Dad.

Service was so good, we had an hour and a half to kill before catching the 815pm off peak train back,  Some wandering around Times Square and over towards the Empire State Building.   Once back at Penn, I bought a 32 oz draft blue moon.  No one shared it with me.  So my ride on the train home was ....nice.

Got home late and took a shot of tequila.  Lights out for me on the couch.  Hence another missing blog.

Photo of the day "Wax Museum"

P.S. We got lots of photos with the wax celebrities...a little creepy at times.  I am the exact same height as Whoopi Goldberg...who knew ?

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