Well, us two country bumpkins are making our trek to the big city today. On the way, of course, we're going to stay "small town" and stop in DuBois, PA (where my grandparents used to live in a log cabin in a place called Treasure Lake) and stop at our favorite restaurant chain, Hoss's. Picture the All-You-Can-Eat Seats, except salad, bread, soups, fruit, desserts, and ice cream to go along with a hamburger or steak sandwich. It's awesome and another place I sure get my money's worth. (Note: When we lived in our apartment before this house we had a Hoss's within WALKING DISTANCE.)
I talked to one of my fellow teachers at school yesterday who actually taught and lived in Manhattan for three or so years. It turns out he lived almost right across the street from where the transition area is. After our 15 minute conversation, I feel a lot better about some of the little details like parking, subways, and taxis. The navigation never bothers me because I love maps, I'm just wondering what's going to happen when we pop out of the Lincoln Tunnel and need to stash the car somewhere.
One other thing he helped out with was a suggestion of a good Italian place to eat. So, I figured I'd throw it out to the bloggers and see if there were any recommended places to eat in NYC. The two big things Beth and I would be looking for would be Italian places that are "economical" and pizza and sandwich places. We're open to any and all suggestions.
Next update will be from across the river from NYC....