I always get incredibly sad on Super Sunday because, as the pre-game shows drag on, I gradually come to grips with the realization that another season has ended and I won’t be getting my weekly football fix for another 6 months. Thank heavens we have an Olympics this year to help fill the void. I forget how much I enjoy speed skating until it returns to television.
My Saturday volunteer shift in Times Square was a wee bit busier than Wednesday night. The dense crowds shuffled down Broadway between exhibits like extras in The Walking Dead. But everyone was in a very festive mood, enjoying the day and the excitement leading up to the game.
This NYPD mounted patrol was the subject of many tourist photos. The officers kindly allowed little kids to pet their horses.
Approach the corner. Open the map. Consult street signs. Look east. Look west. Stride confidently 3 blocks north. Meekly retreat 2 blocks south.
Arrival in a new place = discombobulation. In big cities I orient myself by taking a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Colorful double-decker buses cruise around town. The almost-always friendly tour guides offer information about the sights and you can hop off and hop on (clever) to your heart’s content for one, low daily price. It’s a can’t-miss travel bargain.