"On our left, the bright lights you see are Venus and Jupiter."
Of course, it was just after 6 am and I was a little punchy but I was expecting him to say
Anyways, it made me smile off and on all the way to JFK and then for the next hour as we ended up on the A Train NOT the E train (they are both blue on the map, my bad!) and took the long and winding tour of Brooklyn from below.
There's a bit of rain- more like buckets, it's amazing- coming down in Manhattan and so we opted for the restaurant just two doors down from the Ameritania. What a fabulous surprise!
Called Iguana, with an interior that really beckons you in, the fire roasted chile and pork sweet potato tamale was delicious and didn't leave me room to finish the rare 2 inch thick tuna steak with yucca root and asparagus.
Talk about tragedy, I've never left tuna on a plate before.... ever! But it's Day 1 and I've got SO many restaurants on my wish list and only 5 more days to see 'em all!
The building out our window across Broadway has a fiber optic light display and changes colors every 30 seconds or so - it would be cooler if there weren't a billboard in the middle of our view, but considering we are just barely "off Broadway" I suppose a billboard is part of the view!
So from Baker City to New York City in 26 hours, isn't that just amazing? It's even more amazing that Cleopatra travelled more than
I ever will and there was no Jet Blue, no little bags of peanuts and suitcases didn't have wheels!