Now it's time for the Un-Un-Official Day of the TPR Northeast Trip!
As has already been seen in other trip reports, the un-un-official day was spent at Bowcraft Amusement Park and then in NYC with Scott's Pizza Tour. Jen and I skipped the kiddie coaster in Central Park in lieu of spending some time walking around and enjoying the sites of the park, since I had never been there. I do have to say that Central Park is an absolutely gorgeous part of the city that everyone should experience at some point. There were so many times I looked around and literally couldn't tell that I was in the middle of a city as big as New York. It was quite a relaxing part of the day (a theme that really didn't last).
Scott's Pizza Tour was also pretty awesome, that guy is effing crazy about pizza! That's also something I would highly recommend for anyone who enjoys pizza. It was very informative, and you could tell the guy has the same passion about pizza that all of us have about theme parks and roller coasters. Not to mention the pizza was delicious!
After the tour was over, we broke away from the TPR pack to go check out construction on Freedom Tower (the new World Trade Center building) and then to go to the top of the Rockefeller Center for a great night view of the city. All I have to say about Freedom Tower is that it's going to be spectacular when it's finished. I think they've finished about half (or less) of the building so far, and it's already towering over everything else in lower Manhattan. The top of the Rockefeller Center was both good and bad. Good in that it provided some truly amazing night views of the city, bad in that it was PACKED with annoying and rude tourists. I guess it just comes with the territory of being in New York City, but I had the urge to hurl a few people off the roof more than once in the 15 minutes we were up there.
Either way, the un-un-official day was a great way to kick off the TPR portion of our trip, and a great way to sort of "wade" into all the people we would be meeting over the next week. Here are the pics!
If you so wish to see all of the spectacular photos I took on this day, please feel free to check out my facebook album
that contains the rest of them. The album is public so you shouldn't have any issues viewing it.