We're back aboard tonight after another day of touring around New York. We've spent hours walking through Central Park and have barely seen a third of it. I can't think of a better place to be on a summer Sunday afternoon. There were people of every size, color and nationality. And they were everywhere. We sat on a big rock and watched the softball games, listened to some really good jazz, walked the Ramble and got a little lost. It was wonderful.
We sat for a long time on the middle of Times Square, eating ice cream. There were thousands and thousands of people there, all taking pictures and shopping, eating.
It's an incredible place to just sit and watch. I met the Naked Cowboy! He was playing his guitar and singing, having his picture taken with all of us tourists. He was very interested when I said we came in by sailboat. As he leaned in for the photo, he said huskily, "Does that mean you know Bob Bennett? I didn't think I had any competition out there but now I've seen his blog photo, I'm a little worried".
One of the really great things we did here was have lunch with my cousin Jeff and his girlfriend, Erica. I haven't seen Jeff for about 20 years and had never met Erica, so we had a lot to talk about. We met in Chinatown for some seriously good food. They live in Jersey City and it was great of them to come and meet us. Jeff, thanks again for lunch. I hope you two come to the Keys this winter. Next time, lunch is on us.