Go the Yankee’s!!

Today we woke well and truly refreshed after having 12 hours sleep. When we got up it was almost lunch time, so we thought we would tick off something else from our wishlist, a picnic in Central Park.

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Before heading out, we had a quick look online and saw that there were baseball tickets going cheap for tonights game – NY Yankees vs Boston Red Socks. Believe it or not a baseball match was quite high on the wishlist so we bought 2 tickets for tonight’s 7PM game.

We then went to the local supermarket and bought some chicken, salads, salami, cheese, jam doughnuts, water and milk. We walked until we found a nice place to set up and enjoyed a delicious meal with a beautiful view.

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Central Park was stunning, Tim even made a friend along the walk.

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We spent a good couple of hours walking around, venturing in the castle, watching the turtles and frogs swimming in the ponds and the squirrels chasing each other up and down the trees. There was so much going on, we just loved it.

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Tim really wanted to visit FAO Schwartz as a couple of his favourite movies were shot there. When we walked in we were blown away with all the colour, toys and lollies that they had. It really was a child’s heaven!!

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Our excitement tripled when saw that the Big Piano and Zoltar from the Tom Hanks movie ‘Big’ were there. We lined up behind the children and waited for our go on both.

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There were even teddy bears taller than me!

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The time was flying and before we knew it, it was time to start thinking about heading towards Yankee Stadium to watch our first baseball game 🙂

We said goodbye to Dan and caught the Bronx bound train to Yankee Stadium, which took about 20 minutes.

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when we arrived the stadium was packed! We made our way inside, grabbed some good old baseball food of hot-dogs and water then found our seats and enjoyed the atmosphere. Everyone was really getting into the game, it was like seeing a footie match back home but with the slow low scoring game like soccer.

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The game went for about 3 hours in total with a final score of 4-2 to the Yankee’s. Halfway through the game we all had to stand up and sing a song dedicated to the American soldiers, we didn’t know the words but thought it was a nice gesture. The rules of baseball were quite easy to pick up, we were seated next to two American’s who explained everything we needed to know.

After the game the stadium cleared out very quickly, we had to wait about 10 minutes for the next empty train back to Manhattan, which wasn’t bad.

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On the way home we picked up a couple beers, bought gyros on rice from a local street vendor – delicious – and went back to Dan’s where we all talked and shared photos until 2:30AM.

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