Day 1 of the trip started off on the wrong foot. AF began on Thursday morning with spotting and we had a devil child on our plane. But once we took off and were able to watch TV (we flew JetBlue), it was smooth sailing. We landed at JFK around 12:40 and got to the hotel a little before 3. We stayed at the W New York on Lexington Avenue. The room was tiny, as most hotel rooms in New York are, but it was very nice and ended up being central to just about everything. We unpacked, took a minute to charge our phones, then set out into the city to see as much as possible before the baseball game.
Our first stop? A place called Burger Heaven where we ate a pretty good lunch at a reasonable price. From there, we walked over a couple of blocks to St. Patrick's Cathedral. This was Joey's first trip to New York, so he was amazed at the architecture and the artwork. We spent about 30 minutes just wandering around in silence. We lit a candle in front of the altar of St. Joseph and said a prayer at the altar of Mary. I got a little teary-eyed saying my prayer. I think we all know what it was about.