יום רביעי, 29 בדצמבר 2010

New York: Brothers in arms, legs and times square, away to Boston


In the middle of the night We were so hungry I made an Omega from my window to the 24/7 Mcdonald's that's was in front of our hotel and jumped back to the nest to feed the wife :)
We hardly slept because we were worried about Nissim and Eli, if they had missed their flight and if they will be able to join David and Franny's wedding. They had a flight booked from New York in the afternoon, no where to stay in new york (we talked to the hotel clerk and told them about the situation, they had no availability but they didn't mind if they joined). They joined us and we took Eli to Times Square in the 15 minutes he had to spend in New York. We tried to create a panoramic view but a lot of security forces asked out to step off the way because they were self important. we still managed to get some shots (presentation below) And someone put a fence with a large warning "Danger" around a snow filled empty space, strange city this New York. We were short on time to get from New York to Boston and we had to feed the children so in the way back to the New Yorker Hotel we got 12 Dunkin Donuts but some fell on the carpet...
Nissim and Eli were exhausted and needed some rest so we sacrificed our room to their dwelling, their trip was not easy and Nissim had no mood for mostly anything...
At first we thought we'll take the rail to Boston, then we found a Greyhound/Peter-Pan bus but they wanted 40$ each (200$ for 5 people), which was a rip-off so in front of the bus station we've found a car rental service that offered us an adequate car for 150$ (which is 50$ less than the bus ride for 5).On our way to the car Eli stepped in a deep water puddle and his right foot was all wet and started freezing, Perli quickly drew a dry pink sock and a nylon bag and like MacGyver and solved this crisis quickly :) we decided to take the car and we shoved all our packs into it and took off to Boston. New York is not a nice city to drive in, even less friendly than Tel Aviv... and driving with snow all over is crazy !
We were a bit cramped but we had a lot of fun and laughter throughout the trip, we also had a pit stop in a junk food facility in the way. Lior had a clever way of voting "Even or Odd" while Eli and Nissim were arguing about something they each chose even or odd and Lior counted until they told him to stop. at first they didn't understand why Lior said "7!" we laughed and soon forgot what the argument was all about.
Perli filmed some of the trip in time lapse 15'' shots:


First we thought we would arrive to Framingham but we decided to meet with Eti, Ron, Tal and Noa first in Hotel Merlow in Cambridge (feedback on this hotel will come shortly, it's very nice)
then we made our way to Framingham, it was beautifully covered with snow but we didn't take pictures... sorry...