Your intrepid blogger is here to report on our trip to The USS Intrepid Air & Space Museum. And let me tell ya, getting there in 200 degree heat was quite the adventure. Fine, it wasn’t 200 degrees but it certainly felt that way.
We attended an event on The Intrepid so we had the aircraft carrier entirely to ourselves. I highly recommend a visit if you’re in NYC. Of course people who live in FL can get to NASA but this was my first time getting up close and personal with the space shuttle. I have always loved the whole space shuttle program so it was very cool getting to see that.
The most exciting part of our visit, however, had more to do with nature. We attended a cocktail hour (well more like a cocktail 2 hours). We were outdoors on a small deck enjoying drinks and some great appetizers. People were scattered about at tables, eating, drinking, talking, and generally just relaxing.
Suddenly a storm system swept in, accompanied by very strong winds. The wind turned glasses and glass candle holders into missiles. Glasses were swept from tables and the sound of breaking glass filled the air. The staff quickly sprung into action to secure any glasses that the wind had spared.
Then we got to see a natural fireworks show. We seemed to be in the center of the storm where all we had was a light drizzle. Meantime, all around us were huge lightening bolts shooting from the sky. Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan were shrouded in black clouds, emitting constant flashes. We stood on the deck watching the show around us, although I couldn’t help thinking it would be quite the nightmare if one was afraid of lightening.
All in all, the perfect combination of a man made show and a God made show.