In the words of my new real life friend, Rachael AKA Fuzzygalore:
Let me back up for a second. I am actually on a trip without my F800GS. Yes, sometimes I have to fly. I never go willingly but this was a must. Only have 6 days in New York…anyone know of a bike that make here from Vancouver, BC and back in 6 days? 😉
In any case off I flew on Sunday, Nov. 23. Arrived this morning around 0600 to awaiting parents after it took me an hour to get my luggage. Vancouver airport is a stunning airport to depart or arrive to as a destination. JFK? Not so much. I can not remember ever landing at JFK and thinking to myself “NY-One Hell of a Town”. I mean NYC is but the welcoming hub the airport is a PIT. Some say Vancouver is too showy of Native Art only. I agree..Vancouver has so many talented artists but I guess the city decides what is displayed. It is still a beautiful airport and one that Vancouverites ought to be proud of as it does show the city as classy. One thing for sure when you ride there is no waiting for luggage, it’s always there attached to you.
I am in NY, Long Island for US Thanksgiving, but also to see friends and meet Fuzzygalore. Rachael runs a blog known as a Girlie Motorcycle Blog. Yep that caught my eye when browsing the web for other sites like mine. Haven’t had the chance to meet Rachael in real-time until tonight. We met for dinner in the town of Port Jefferson. I was actually born at St. Charles’s Hospital up on the hill. Memories….NOT…have no memory of being born but I was told that was the place. 😉 Rachael writes much better than I so that is why I copied and pasted her tweet from tonight. I would add sometimes life puts a person in your pathway to have a meeting of the minds and share the passion for life and riding. I really enjoyed meeting Fuzzygalore and would like to invite everyone to take a peek at her blog:
Thanks Rachael for a very nice dinner and chat. One of the first things I NEED when I land in NY is a real NY Bagel. Snobby about my home town bagels? YEP. I was lucky today to get a quick tour of the back of the LONG ISLAND Bagel Cafe in Stony Brook. WEBSITE CLICK HERE In the back what customers don’t see When I say real Bagels I will let Nick the owner tell you what I mean in these short video clips. and then how they should be cooked I miss these bagels and as I really ponder about moving back to the east coast around this area…I have to admit this will be a welcomed addition to my weekly routine. I mean take a look inside this cafe Loud and screams I want one of each. Great coffee, and egg sandwich is what all three of us had on our way to my parents. Yes, so NY is about food…everything is large here. Deli’s open early, really early in the morning and serve large sandwiches, large muffins. You name it is is large. I have heard Americans are obese. Perhaps that is the case…but at least you can say you get a lot for what you pay for and you end up with one tasty Bagel. How I digress. Point is…this is how you make a bagel. I have a feeling my posts from Long Island will be about food. Thanksgiving is here and when I leave I truly need to hit the treadmill. But hey, that’s family, that’s the holidays and I am OK with that. Until next time..hope everyone int he US enjoys their Turkey day coming up and I will continue to see friends and spend time with my family.