Why did we go to New York you ask? well...
my brother (the dude in my avatar) plays on a travel baseball team, and they had qualified to play in Cooperstown, NY in Cooperstown Dreams Park, which i guess is like the Little League World Series, but you don't really know who is truly the best cause they have the same tournament of 100 teams every week.
June 23rd, 2010
so we drove up to Sacramento and flew a red eye from there to JFK (worse thing ever!)
June 24th, 2010
got into JFK at about 6:30 am. once we got our rental car, we realized "now what do we do?" cause sure we could go into the city, but what do we do in the city?
well....we got lost. and ended up in long island. so we were all getting hungry and irritated so we went looking for a place to eat (thank you GPS, i think) and found a diner. i forgot the name but it had something with eggery in it.let me say...diners, like actual diners, are really interesting....cause it's like "you sit, you order, you eat, you go." i really liked it! the food came in within like 5 minutes of us ordering it and the check came 5 minutes afterwards, so there was no waiting for anything!!
ok well after that we went into the city, and stupid me, i didn't think to take pictures, i was too tired, i didn't sleep, and really, the only thing we saw was trump tower, but on our way to albany, we got stuck in traffic, but we did fiiiiind..... (hey look, finally my first picture!)
yankee stadium! we did think about going to a game, but the prices cost as much as a Disneyland ticket, so no. plus we're not really yankee fans.
anyways, our 2 hour drive to albany ended up taking 4 hours just because of the nasty traffic we got into, and the toll booths! my goodness those things are everywhere!!
well eventually we finally get to albany, stayed at hampton inn and suites in downtown albany, and it was the nicest hotel we ever stayed at! they called us about either 20 minutes after getting to our room or 2 hours afterwards asking us how everything was and if we needed anything. like really, they actually cared for us! we liked it.
so we were hungry again, and since we didn't get any nyc pizza, we figured "well albany pizza wouldn't be so bad." and we found a pizza place within a block of our hotel, so we walked, and it was good! i wish i had some now.
we were told that the backstreet boys were playing a concert by the hudson(?) river, but we found a flyer and it ended up being boyz II men. me and my dad still went, but after waiting 20 minutes in the humidity and beer and cigarettes, we couldn't take it anymore and left.
and i found this on our way to the concert
a little piece of history that i thought was super duper cool...
so then we went back to the hotel, and watched wipeout (i remember that cause i thought it was so cool i was watching it before all my friends)
ok well that's all for now! i needed to get this started before i lose memory of stuff