We took NJ Transit to Penn Station and then walked 1 1/2 miles to the Hilton Manhattan East. One of my favorite moments in New York is emerging from the train station and feeling the excitement of the city--so many people and languges, noisy taxi horns, the immense buildings surrounding us.
Thanks to our being Hilton Gold members, we were upgraded to a large room by NY standards on the 14th floor with a slice of a view--and offered a free breakfast. Actually the whole booking was free with my 70,000 Hilton points (representing a lot of groceries!). We put our feet up for a bit and then walked to 100 Park Avenue where Dan works at Sidewalk Labs. Dan had given the front desk our names so we were given passes to swipe to enter the building.
|Dan showing Jim traffic flow in El Paso|
|The view from Dan's apartment|
Before Dan left for his next engagment, at 10 pm, he contacted Uber and got us a ride. We were picked up in six minutes, watching the progress of our car on his app as we waiited. Dan paid for the ride with his app and off we went back to Manhattan enjoying the bright lights of the city as we crossed the Willlaimsburg Bridge.
After almost 18,000 steps, my hip hurt and besides that,, I was thinking about Dan on his bike in the late evening on Brooklyn streets. It's a good thing we are not usually aware of his adventures. My motherly concern is still there! Eventually sleep overtook me after a very good day.