I have been following a number of blogs for a while and there's one that has become a legend in the motorcycle blog world. This particular blogger has completed a dream trip which came to an end within the last few days.
I find out he's passing through New York on his way home so I shoot him an e-mail and invite him for a drink and dinner and soon had a reply in my inbox. We agree to meet in NY in Times Square.
I leave work and head into NY catching a train into Penn Station and then walking the rest of the way to Times Square. I'm standing in front of the hotel waiting for him to arrive and as soon as he gets out of the cab I'm greeted with a big smile and a firm handshake. He goes up to his room, dropping his bags and then meets me downstairs again. We walk out into Times Square and quickly pick Havana Central for dinner off one of the side streets. Neither of us had ever had Cuban food. Funny thing, we both pick the same special, a medium rare steak piled with Shrimp and Calamari on top, the nice waitress informing us it's a Cuban specialty. It was pretty unusual but also very tasty. We have a few Mojitos and spend time chatting about our trips for a while. We share a lot in common, our age, only two years apart, the love for motorcycles and long distance touring and to my surprise he is a diver too. He is a truly nice guy and a legend. I hope he continues blogging on his new adventures. We walk out of the restaurant and head towards the center of Times Square, the lights and TV screens shinning ever brighter.
We take a few shots but I will leave you only with this one for your imagination. We are standing in the middle of Times Square and our image is up on the Forever 21 screen with the young lady looking down on us, I'm the one taking the picture with him standing next to me. I will not mention who he is for now but anyone want to take a guess?