We unknowingly chose to sit in the "Quiet Car". This was again, delightful. No screaming kids and people yapping on their cell phones.
The dining car has a guy that stands in a place like in this picture below. They sell, sandwhiches, snacks, candy, drinks, and other stuff I didn't pay attention to. Brady and I weren't too hungry, so we got hummus with crackers and some drinks. It was good.We sat in a booth and chatted. Then went back to our quiet car (through the deafening, kid infested, loud car). Before we knew it, we were riding into New York, it was pretty cool, and I was so entranced, I didn't take pictures.
Our train took us to Penn Station. No pictures from me, but that is the beauty of Google Images. When we walked out I just remember seeing Madison Square Garden right next door with cabs lined up bumper to bumper to pick up train passengers.
We did the Subway thing from here on out. It's cheap, we bought a week pass, for unlimited rides. I thought the subway would be scary, but it wasn't.
We then went to "Noodletown". This restaurant was recommended in a travel book we bought. It was good yet different. This was probably the most authentic Chinese food I've ever had to I had to get used to it. I liked it the more I ate it. I got a beef/noodle bowl thing. I can't remember exactly.
We didn't get drinks with our food at all, you have to take the initiative to order it, that waiters don't ask if you want anything to drink. Oh well. We ate, and then walked over to a drug store and got Dr. Peppers.
I may be the only person that watches a lot of "Will and Grace", but this is the gym, "Crunch", they work out in in the show.
Then we walked over to NYU/Washington Square. It was nice, we took a sit in front of the fountain and people watched a little bit.
As we headed back to the hotel, we stopped at "The Strand", a new/used/rare bookstore that's like 6 stories. We only stayed on the bottom and browsed their film book section, which was HUGE! They had multiple rows of film books old and new. I almost bought one, but resisted.
We saw Union Square.
Then called it a night.
Day 2 coming soon...