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Adventures in NYC, August 2019

August 31, 2019 Leave a comment

We had almost 5 days of fun when we stayed with our friend Abbe in Brooklyn while our friend Kris flew in from Pittsburgh.

We did normal things like walk Coco, the dog with the biggest eyelashes ever, and go to diners and dinners with other friends in NY. However, we also attended “Drunk Shakespeare”, walked the Highline (a raised park with friend Steve giving me a personal tour), saw a variety of new buildings under construction, went to a transportation museum, hung out on rooftop with friends as we watched the sunset, walked over the Brooklyn bridge, rode the subway a bit and walked, walked, walked.

But our highlight was probably the old TWA terminal at JFK, which is now a hotel for layoversand a bit of a museum. The best is the rooftop pool & bar with a view of the runways. Yes, we sat in the pool with a G&T as we looked out at the runway watching planes take off and land. The big Airbus A380 is impressive to see. However, they have also converted their old Connie airplane into a lounge and the the entire place has an early 1960 theme to it.

Quick LA Visit

August 27, 2019 2 comments

Tar pits and fast cars.

Beverly Hills and “escape rooms”

Food market and walking around the neighborhood of Beverly Hills.

Shopping without humans

August 23, 2019 Leave a comment

While in San Francisco, I tried out an Amazon Go store, which has no cashier or anyone working there as far as I could tell. My guess is that someone comes and stocks the shelves once or twice a day.

You have to use the Amazon Go app on your phone to get through the entry gates. Then you just grab stuff off the shelves and walk out.

So that’s what I did. A minute later, my phone got a notification telling me how long I was in the store along with an electronic receipt. I can also go into the app to see my history of purchases.

The store is pretty normal; basically a very clean convenient store.

This is my electronic receipt:

TopGolf in Las Vegas

August 22, 2019 1 comment

I had never hit golf balls from the 2nd floor of a golf range. It’s fun, but the really interesting part is the instant replay of your shot on the TV screens.

Beer Margarita

August 18, 2019 1 comment

Yes, Beer Margarita is a real thing:

2 cans of frozen Lime-aid

12 oz of 7-Up

12 oz of any beer

Fill one of the empty Lime-Aid cans with cheap tequila.

Stir and serve over ice.

Evening Canal Cruise

August 1, 2019 3 comments
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