Today I awoke feeling the freshest I have since I arrived. The sun was shining & I decided to embrace my inner geek & take in the Starfleet Academy experience at the Intrepid. Set outside the Growler submarine exhibition. This experience showcased the history and Star Trek, before the remake in the new films. As you went around you engaged in different tests. The tests were designed to see which profession you would be suited to if u were actually joining Starfleet. I was able to do most tests, as it wasn't too busy. I missed out on the medical tricorder & language tests. As both had screens out of action so we're quite busy. The tests were fun as was the narrative of the whole Star Trek genre. Not as fun as the Las Vegas experience I did almost twenty years ago. Well worth the visit though. In the end I got my results. With no surprise I was recommended for command just a few points ahead of communication. I purchased a cap on my way out to add to my collection.
I then walked to the new 7 train stop at 34th to go across & meet Tony. He was in the Globe when I arrived. I had been in there previously with him before. Now one of the regulars from Flynns had started working there. He had previously worked on the upper east side for 21 years near Sotherbys. They were also regular guests at Jesmond Dene House. I imagine we would have met many of the same people over the years.
Before heading into Flynns I grabbed my first & only meal of the day. A BLT roll and some potato chips.
Around 7 Jen & Rich joined us. Having stayed with Corona all day I wasn't feeling too bad. Tony & I had discussed every topic imaginable. Including best places to live. He would be welcome to trade Newcastle & New York with me for a few months.
Jen & Rich were on top form as ever. Once Tony put some money in the jukebox this set the tone for the evening. I did my best to limit my cheesy choices. I did play a number of Irish favourites. Later on the night my choices got better or worse depending on which way you look at it.
Google maps told me my journey time back was an hour & fifteen. Quite a depressing amount of time to spend on the subway after a few beers when u wanna go to kip. The first part of the journey I still love. The 7 train taking you along above ground with amazing few of Manhattan before plunging under the water to Times Square via 5th Avenue & Grand Central. It's the best line in Nee York in my opinion. Just after midnight I crossed the Manhattan Bridge on my way back home. The temperature was still above 20degrees. How can I ever go home!?