Let’s use this thread as a touchstone for POV’ers travels – I’ll pin it at the top of the heap that way we can keep our meeting plans straight so you can buy me all those drinks you promised
It is now nine (9) days until the whistle blows to start the ninth win of Pitt’s solidly good season so far. Suffice to say that if you haven’t bought a ticket from Pitt at this point it is either too late (Pitt sold out 1st allotment) or getting late. Jump on it while you can this should be a very good game.
We’ll have a regular “Know the Enemy” (I think Northwestern isn’t a pushover by any means) article a few days before but lets take this piece and let our friends know where to find us in New York and during the game. I’ll start.
I’ll be taking Amtrak from the BWI station to NYC’s Penn Station on the morning of the 27th and back again around 10:30 the morning after the game. I may already be half-lit when I arrive… one never knows, do one?
Then I’ll be staying at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel just a few blocks over from the “Pitt Headquarters Hotel”. The Lotte Palace is 4.5 ☸ and through Priceline I got a great deal for a bit over $200 per night for two nights… did you get the 4.5 ship’s wheels instead of stars?
I’ll be there the Tuesday night before and Wednesday night after the game but I’ll probably be hanging out at the Pitt Marriott Marquis hotel for drinks, etc. in the evenings. I’ll keep my phone on for last minute plans.
I received my press pass media credentials for the game so I’ll be up in the Yankee Stadium’s “open air” box – remember it was built for nice baseball days.
If anyone cares I’m getting in at around 10:30 on the 27th if you want to catch lunch on Tuesday – but I’m doing the Museum of Modern Art that afternoon and highly recommend the same if you can carve out a couple of free hours. Or hit any of the fantastic museums NYC has even especially if you haven’t ever done it before.
I do so much look forward to getting to know more Pitt fans and to making new friends at the Bowl Game. This blog has been a great thing for me and I want to meet you guys to make it even better…
Note: (I had to delete yesterday’s “POV Flag” post because there was a problem with the photo and it made the site’s connection “Not Secure”. Yes, Santa – please do send me that IT Manager.)