A Day Trip into the Big Apple!
A day trip into the Big Apple… Going into Manhattan is quite an ordeal these days. Just traffic all around. I decided to take the train into the city, into Grand Central Station… I could have taken the car and found a garage for about $60 in the part of town I was heading. That is just the start, it would have been another $13 for the toll too. The thought of looking for a garage just didn’t excite me at all. So here I was heading over the Tappan Zee bridge to a town called Tarrytown to catch the train…the toll is $5 for now. Parking could be difficult there as it is limited for non-residents. I managed to find one and it cost me $10.50 and the train ticket cost me $20.50. If I didn’t buy the ticket at the machine before boarding, it would cost me an extra $6.00 on the train! I’m $36.00 in before I get into the city and this doesn’t count the petrol that I’ve used for the car.
My friend Pat meets me and we go for lunch and she wanted to treat me and that lunch was $80 for Mexican. No matter what, the cost of living is so out whack. I will say that there is no other city like New York especially at night. I can’t believe I grew up right in the city. It makes me appreciate what I have and had.