We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Rick, with some input from Josh, is plotting out a Brooklyn route. As usual, it will be around 6-7 hours with pizza stop and beer stop(s).
I do not know Brooklyn at all (although I have a young daughter who now lives there). All I know is Brooklyn Heights, the BAM, and Peter Lugar's Steak House, so I am looking forward to it. I want to see DUMBO or whatever they call it. I guess it is "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass".
We will re-announce with details, but our out-of-towners appreciate a heads-up.
I want to begin with the water taxi across the East River to Williamsburg, but Bulldog wants the Brooklyn Bridge. His call. I'm a good follower when I have a good leader.
Don't try walking over the Brooklyn Bridge, especially on a nice weekend; it's so crowded with tourists that it's nearly impossible to walk, let alone enjoy the view.
The ferry (from Wall Street) makes stops at Governor's Island, under the Brooklyn Bridge on the Bklyn side, Red Hook, Williamsburg, and Bay Ridge. Not much within walking distance of those last three, although Red Hook has been built up recently.
Ha! For no good reason, your image suddenly reminded me of a very attractive black girl I knew in high school (well, actually I should 'fess up here: I had a bit of a crush on her). She always wore short hair with a sort of Afro-bun at the back.
One day she showed up and the Afro-bun was gone. I asked her why she had cut it off. She replied, "Oh, you liked it?", reached into the bag she was carrying, pulled out her Afro-bun and attached it to her head.