For those readers that don’t follow my antics on Facebook, let me assure you that I am not dead. I’m sure the lack of a blog entry for a couple of consecutive days had you worried.
What can I say? It’s been a hectic couple of nights in New York City. At 1:45am on Saturday morning, I’m finally taking a moment to post.
We arrived Wednesday night, having given our free First Class upgraded seats to Ian and Kim to enjoy. Hey, it was Ian’s first trip to New York City and Kim’s first visit in quite some while, so we figured we’d let them arrive in style. The only requirement that we gave them was that they had to promise to make the most out of the free alcohol in First Class.
They did not disappoint.
Ian and Kim were in grand spirits when we landed, and the festive mood continued throughout the evening. We made arrangements to meet up with a few New York friends at — you guessed it — House of Brews, and then explored a bit to kill time until our designated meeting. Their enthusiasm was infectious, and before long we were all having a grand time.
It turned out to be a 4am evening. It’d been awhile since I’ve done a four-o’clock-er, as the last several times we’ve visited New York we weren’t quite so rambunctious. We spent a good chunk of time at House of Brews, naturally, then moved on to Deacon’s across the street, and eventually a new place around the corner called 9th Avenue Saloon. Yes, we spent a good five hours of nonstop drinking across three different bars, all within a single block of Hell’s Kitchen.
It was quite the introduction to our visit — and all in the first few hours of being on the ground.