He did. His response? Go to The Big Apple, my son.
New York is crazy. That place is in a perpetual state of frantic motion; 24-7, 365. In short, everything the big VA isn’t. The only thing frantic over here is the traffic congestion. It was getting rather monotonous so I decided to take my country ass to a big city for a change. D.C. is right here and I’ve been there a gazillion times. Philly isn't too far away & I’m there like once every month, same as Baltimore, so those two weren’t viable options either. Boston is a bit too far away and so is ATL, so it made perfect sense to go to New York, the Big Apple.
The trip was memorable, to say the least. There were 8 of us and by the end of the day it felt like we’d covered every square inch of Manhattan – we were that tired. Still, it was all well worth it. I can write volumes about the experience, trust me. I’d much rather show you some photos, wouldn’t you agree?
We were mostly in or around Manhattan, so I got to see just how quickly they’re putting up the 4 new WTC towers – astounding. The Statue of Liberty is, of course, a crowd favorite, and so is Times Square, so we peeped those out. Chinatown is a must and Soho and Little Italy are right there so we peeped those out too. We even went by a Miro café and used the subway countless times to get from point to point. I even saw our beloved black, white, red and green. Ever seen McDonalds written in Chinese? Oh, and do you know the name of the first American-born saint? [Who decides who's a saint or not, anyway?]
Enough talk. Check it out. Have a good week y’all.
[Ummm, what? Satisfectellent?]