I was the last to get up from the group this morning, although I was still ready before Charlotte. We took the 7 train down to Times Square before hailing a cab to the North River Lobster Company. Located next to the circle line ferry this boat heads out onto the Hudson for 30mins every hour & a half. There were 19 of the assembled Penney family for this trip. We sat outside on the top deck in the immense heat. I opted for the Maine Lobster to accompany our Coronas. The heat became too much for me after a while & I had to move to an air conditioned deck for a break. This boat is a new addition to this area of New York, & I can see it became more & more popular, as there is no charge for boarding. You can get on board to eat or drink or both.
Following lunch we moved to our private tour of the USS Intrepid. I had visited the Intrepid before but not as part of a tour. I learned more things about the vessel & it's history this time around. Since my last visit the orbital vehicle Enterprise had been added to the museum & was a interesting exhibition.
Stefan & I went for a few drinks in Midtown. Including McGees the inspiration for McClarens in How I Met Your Mother. Before long we headed to Williamsburg to experience something new. The first bar we went in reminded me very much of the free trade. An alternative pub where I didn't recognise any of things drinks on the menu, including the ones supposedly from England. Next stop was the Commodore which boasted the best fried chicken in Brooklyn. It was very good. My final call of the night was a bar down a very long corridor. We were joined by Snook & Raul for a keen debate on politics & robots. I then set about getting back to Queens from Brooklyn despite having no internet. Quite a mission it proved to be at this time of night. A journey that would have taken no more than 30mins in Manhattan took an hour 15mins traveling between the boroughs.