I am heading up to New York this weekend to spend the weekend with Norm and Vicky, who apparently have all sorts of exciting things planned (pizza at Martios, some kind of concert on Saturday night, some geocaching, etc.) Even though it’s only Wednesday, I’m already getting antsy about the week being over and I am very much looking forward to driving up to Nanuet Friday afternoon.
For the first time in more than 20 years, I went to a ball game at Shea Stadium, courtesy of Norm and Vicky, where were given three tickets to the game. We had great seats in the Mezzanine Box (section 2, box 504C, seats 4-6) right behind home plate and had a great view of the game. I kept score the whole game, and did a pretty good job at it (my totals matches those published online, so I was doing something right).
Norm and Vicky arrived shortly into the top of the 1st inning and we had a great time, eating, watching the game and commenting on various players names and fans with annoying-sounding voices.
The Mets were losing most of the game, tied it up in the late innings, and even managed to win with a walkoff sac-fly in the bottom of the 9th, so Vicky got to experience those rare Mets victories at home.
I had a really fun time and once again, I had Norm and Vicky to thank for it.
In an interesting post script, today was supposed to be the first of my Oriole’s games for my season tickets this year, but because I was in NY, I couldn’t go and gave the tickets to Kevin, who is a Red Sox fan and probably enjoyed the game more than I would have. And as it turned out, I got to see a ball game after all!)
Well, the Rainbow Room Grill was spectacular.
We met Norm and Vicky and TGI Friday’s on 5th between 48th and 49th at about 6:30 PM and spent about and hour and half there, having drinks before we headed up to the Rainbow Room. Once we headed up, we were seated at a table with an excellent view of the city. In fact, we had a wonderful dinner. I had the salmon filet. Jen and Norm had the beef medalions. Vicky had the lamb and Jason had spinach and cheese pasta. I also had some jumbo (huge!) shrimp cocktail for an appetizer. And I discovered a new variant of a mai tai that I loved. Jen, Jason and Norm shared a bottle of wine, and we all had dessert. We were at the restauarant for over three hours and had a wonderful time. (And my apple pie came with a candle in celebration of my birthday.)
Norm and Vicky got my a present: a handheld Garman GPS unit–very useful for geocaching. It was extremely generous of them. They also gave me a ticket to the Mets/Florida game tomorrow at 1 PM, so I am going to meet them at Shea stadium. The first time I’ve been to Shea in twenty years.
This has been a really great evening and I’m really glad that Jen, Jason, Norm and Vicky were able to come.