It’s always nice when I get to visit New York and don’t have to stay inside the city. Don’t get me wrong, I love the hustle and bustle in Times Square, checking out the Museum of Modern Art, or even going on a Circle Line Tour around the Statue of Liberty. For me (and I know I’m not alone in thinking this), when I travel I want to see the parts of the city or state that no one else would ever want to check out. I just love doing what the locals do and blending in.
When we woke up, Megan and I walked down the street to a small grocery store to get some supplies for our own little breakfast at her apartment. We made eggs in a basket — her favorite — with some freshly squeezed orange juice and some fresh fruit. It was great to hang out and do nothing for a while. It’s still a little chilly out here so we were definitely appreciating the heater in Megan’s apartment!
After breakfast we geared up to go on a walk to a bar a few blocks away from the apartment to meet up with some of Megan’s theatre friends. At first I was nervous to hang out with such big personalities, but then I remembered that I deal with strangers on the job all the time! What did I have to be afraid of!? Plus, Megan told me she was going to introduce me to her friend David who she made sound like a total babe.
We went down to a place called the Rock Shop, which was actually right down the street from where we played shuffleboard at the Royal Palms. The bar was split between a rock venue on the bottom floor and a sports bar upstairs with a rooftop patio that was perfect for hanging out with a lot of friends. The food menu looked really tasty too! I was still pretty stuffed from breakfast so I decided to just stick with my iced tea.
It wasn’t too long until Megan’s friends all showed up to the bar, and let me tell you — they were a riot! I don’t know what I was so nervous about before coming out. They were all so nice and friendly. Very flamboyant to say the least. Megan’s friend David was especially a dream boat. I couldn’t really see him doing theatre, to be honest. He just looked too… bulky I guess?
Anyway, we got to talking and hit it off for the most part! He seemed like a really friendly guy. It’s a shame I have to travel so much for work… Oh well! At least I’ll have another person to hang out with next time I’m back in NYC!
For now, it’s time to get back to work. Like I said in my last post, I’m actually really excited to work again!
Categories: New York