“Travels to a Different Time” : 17/18 May 1975: New York City: Off to Vienna!

Again on the midnight bus from Montreal to New York City. Sitting next to a tubby guy with bad body odour who tried to strike up a conversation to no avail. Through customs was quick and at the Saratoga Springs rest stop I have never seen the restaurant so busy at 3 in the morning. The trip was smooth and I managed to get a few hours of sleep. I took a taxi to sister Barbara’s apartment. I sat up for an hour and went out to Grand Union to pick up some food and crashed until Nancy returned at 4. I talked with Barb’s room mate Nancy for awhile and went out to the corner deli to buy some beer, Cole Slaw, macaroni salad, chicken and roast beef a real feast! We sat and talked a bit and watched TV until 3 a.m. and crashed. Spin the roulette wheel and it stops at Vienna.

19May1975: New York City: A Spaghetti Bash and Shopping in The Big City! Eating For the Future

I woke up feeling like a bulldozer had been using me for a practice field. Nancy was still asleep at 10 so I went to Arbee’s Menswear a hole in the wall but cheap prices and I bought a corduroy jacket and socks. A small store crammed to the roof with clothes. Only 4-5 people at a time can move in the store. I stopped at Grand Union for breakfast and cooked up a late breakfast of ham, eggs, sweet buns, grapefruit, milk and toast. As I said to Nancy I am eating not for the present but the future. At 3 out with Nancy to the bank while I bought some shoelaces. Picked up some pasta and beer at Sloan’s and dinner was spaghetti and beer followed by watching a few Star Trek episodes. Then a great interview with student activist Abby Hoffman and an investigative report on nursing homes. Great PBS station here. After telly put sleeping bag on floor and nighty night.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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