Holland-Uruguay (3-2), Wedding dress 10!

Trip Start Jun 01, 2010
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Trip End Mar 11, 2011


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Flag of United States  , New York
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

We woke up in the city that never sleeps. It was a beautiful day. Surprisingly the temperatures here in New York are warmer than in Mexico. New York is struck by a heatwave and they are complaining about the humidity. Well its nothing compared to a Bermuda summer day, its actually quite comfortable outside.

Our first chore of the day is to find a tailor to fix my suit and some of Linda's dresses. We found a shop with an Italian name and a website called HongKongTailors. Very confusing. We dropped off the suit and the dresses and walked around town for a bit.

For lunch we had a quick Korean bite. The match against Uruguay was on so we managed to catch the first 20 minutes, we had to rush out though as Linda had an appointment with the gown shop for a fitting. I managed to watch a bit of the game on the Internet at the gown store. Linda's dress looked amazing, can't wait to see what it all looks like when it is complete. I give the dress a 10, Holland-Uruguay ended in 3-2, yes! We made it to the finals! Who would ever had thought that. Well apparently quite some people at Linda's old job, cause when she enquired about her odds (she betted on Holland to win of course) Ray (the part-time bookie) told us that her odds were 1/11. I just wish she put in $100 instead of only one buck.

After the fitting we headed out to Battery Park. I figured it would be nice and a bit cooler down there by the water, and it was. The kids were playing in the fountains while dogs were drinking out of them. A nice summer vibe. We enjoyed a nice pint of beer at a bar at the park. After watching the ferry take off to Staten Island we decided to hop on and take a ride. The ferry takes you past the statue of liberty and Ellis island, but then for free instead of $20 per person. We figured that we could take a sunset ride back. Once you get to Staten Island, you have to get off the ferry to get back on for the round trip, ridiculous, but anyways we did, and enjoyed the cool breeze. On the way back we snapped some photos of the French gift to the USA. I realized it is quite similar to a woman hailing a cab with a Starbucks coffee in her hand.

Once we got back to the island, we headed out to good old China Town as Linda was craving for some steamed fish. There were some movie shoots going on, so we hung around and watched that for a bit. We did not recognize anyone, it might just have been a commercial for the local grocery store or something like that, who knows. For dinner we enjoyed nice steamed fish, and some Pork in pancakes, the leftovers are still sitting in the hotel fridge.

Well fed and tired we headed back to the Hotel, tomorrow I have my Vmware VCDX design exam, I have not studied much for that, so I read some eBooks for about 30 minutes, then I just had to watch the replay of today's match...
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