Next Stop, Penn Station

Had a fun weekend with Joey and Nat this weekend in NYC. We took the train down, which was surprisingly nice: No security mess, you can get to the station ten minutes before the train leaves, business class has nice tables, and you can use a cell phone. Plus, I was able to ride the T to the station, board the train to Penn Station, and then get on the metro in New York. So you can have this door-to-door train thing going on, which is pretty sweet and very urban.

The trip started with Nat dead asleep on the train:

Nat on the train
Nat sleeps on the train ride down

We went down to see Life Aquatic, which premiered in NYC this weekend, although we fit in the requisite eating and drinking. The movie was dark and funny and, as with Royal Tenenbaums, made great use of music.

The trip ended with Nat dead asleep on the train:

Nat on the train
Nat sleeps on the train ride up

Joey knew the city pretty well, which was nice. I have not been in a few years and I was awe-struck at some points of the weekend by the height of the city and the amount of people. One thing is for certain: Boston cabbies can learn a lot from Manhattan cab drivers. Oh, and Amtrak should privative itself.