Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Big Monkey in the Big Apple

I traveled to NYC via train from Wilmington, DE. I let Mark do the walking, and I poked my head out of his backpack to see what's going on. Here we are waiting for the train to arrive. All Aboard... next stop the Big Apple!

Lots of Laura's family members were there to greet us in NYC. We went on a river boat cruise around the entire perimeter of Manhattan. It was a 3 hour tour, a 3 hour tour... However, the weather was GREAT! In the picture below you can see the Statue of Liberty in the background.

This is how I roll... You saw me in Mark's backpack. Well, I have my own backpack that I carry around with my little friends who poke their heads out. Socks (front) and Little Big Monkey (back) accompany me on all of my travels. Little Big Monkey, as the name implies, is my "mini me." He was made to look just like me, right down to the pink eyes. The side pockets of my backpack contain my travel essentials - tabasco sauce and tooth paste. Tabasco sauce seasons my food, and the tooth paste keeps my breath fresh and clean.

The boat captain was kind enough to let me into his control room. I took over the throttle when we came back to the dock.

After our cruise, we ate dinner and walked around the city for a while. Below I am doing my impression of King Kong attacking the Empire State Building. We had a fantastic day, and it was hard to leave so soon. However, my victory tour had to continue. There were lots more adventures to experience in my hometown of Pittsburgh! More to come soon... stay posted.


Anonymous said...

"Tabasco sauce seasons my food, and the tooth paste keeps my breath fresh and clean."

Better keep those straight, BM. Minty fresh chips with salsa probably won't win any Rachel Ray cooking awards.


big monkey said...

I've already submitted my recipe for Bananas Tabasco to Rachel... funny I haven't heard back from her yet.

Harry Bear said...

Hi, It's Harry Bear. I am too lazy to log in. I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your NYC adventure post. I wish I'd known you then - I could have met up with you!! Do you remember whether you ate anwhere extra yummy?

Big Monkey said...

Hi Harry!

I was only in NYC for a day. We ate at an Italian restaurant, but I can't remember too much about it, except that there was a giant pig a few doors down. I'll send you the pic on FB. I wish I'd known you then too! The next time I visit NYC, I will definitely let you know so we can meet up!