Last year on July 28th I bought tickets to see David Gilmour at Madison Square Garden. At the time I wasn’t sure how I was getting there or who might join me. But it didn’t matter. Fast forward to April and it was Meghann who was going to join me, so we turned it into a fun trip to see a few of the sights. We left on Saturday afternoon after Wyatts soccer game. I even managed to squeeze in a mtb ride at Loyston to hold me over for the time I’d be away.
We stopped in Lexington, Va at Devil’s Backbone Brewery and had a few of the local beers before heading to Harrisonburg for another stop at 3 Notched Brewery. The accommodations in Harrisonburg didn’t look too good, so Meghann found an historic hotel in Strasburg that looks pretty neat.
Sunday morning we stopped by Manassas to tour the Civil War battlefield at Bull Run. This was the first battlefield of the Civil War and where Stonewall Jackson got his nicknamne. What was impressive was how closely the forward lines of the battle were to each other. It had to be pretty intimidating. Clearly a different era of warfare.
Sunday afternoon we stopped in Baltimore at Locust Point to try the regional specialty of Chesapeake steamed blue crabs. I have never had crabs like this. It was a lot of fun and paired well with the local beer, National Bohemian .
Again we stayed with Claus in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. for Monday we had plans to be tourists around the city and we started the day with a few bagels from Le Bagel Delight. After we took the F train into Manhattan and stopped first at the new World Trade Center 1. The elevator ride was impressively quick and the views were pretty impressive too.
We tried to go to the Statue of Liberty, but apparently liberty is limited to those not carrying a modest, Swiss Army knife.
Times Square…. eh.
The last stop on our tour of the city in a day was the museum of national history. It was too much to see and do in one day, but we hit the highlights as best we could.
Madison Square Garden just prior to the show.