Thursday, June 01, 2017

Times Square

My 74th birthday was this week and I wanted to go to New York City for lunch.  John said he was sure we could find a Burger King somewhere.  We drove about 7 miles from our campground to the Metro North Train Station in Beacon.  This is the sign next to the track.

The train took about an hour trip to Grand Central Station at 42nd St. and 7th Ave.  The station is impressive.

We walked through the canyons that are New York City streets.

Walking 4 blocks, we came to Times Square.  The traffic, the neon and LED signs, the people are all really almost overwhelming.

We had two options visible for lunch, the Hard Rock Café and Bubba Gump's Shrimp.  Since we watched the movie "Forrest Gump" recently and since John isn't wild about sea food but I enjoy it once and a while, I don't suggest such restaurants normally For my birthday, I chose Bubba Gump's.

As we walked through Times Square we saw the New York Police Department substation.  In the current terror environment, Times Square is a prime target so the police presence is everywhere.

In case you don't remember Forrest Gump, he could run very fast and he ran clear across the US.  If you don't need any service at your table you leave this sign out.  There is a red sign reading "Stop, Forrest, Stop" that asks a server to stop and help.

My coconut shrimp and fries were good. John enjoyed his fried chicken and fries.


  1. You're in our old stomping grounds, Dave grew up in Beacon. Where did you find a campground so close to Beacon.

    1. We were at the Newburgh KOA in Platkill (I think). Beacon is maybe 6 miles from the park.