Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tourists in Our Own Town: The Intrepid

As many times as we've driven past the Intrepid , we've never gone there. Maybe it's because we see all the crowds, and they scare us off. But this week I had to be in that area to drop off our car, and with Clara out of school, I figured this was the perfect time to go. And man, did we get lucky. First of all, it was a Monday, so that was a huge point in our favor--never go on a weekend. Second, it poured buckets right before we got there, and we got there right at opening time, so it was pretty much empty. It was really perfect. We went through all of the carrier, then we went onto the Concorde, and lastly we went on the submarine. Clara loved it so much she kept saying she wanted to come there every day, which was nice to hear, but at $43 for two tickets, certainly it isn't a place we'll be frequenting. Now I think I've sorted out the perfect scenario for visiting. Start out with a coffee and a pastry at Sullivan Street Bakery , on 47th between 10th and 11th, just a block and a half away from the Intrepid. Then after the visit, have lunch at Daisy May's BBQ , just a block away. We really had a blast, and felt like we had a mini-vacation.
the amazing savory brioche
even if you never got to go on the concorde, you can picnic under it, and then go inside and see how small it is, not too different from flying coach, just faster!
yes, that's the inside of the concorde...
inside the submarine the Growler

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