Dad takes NYC
The picture below was taken the summer before the World Trade Center was attacked. I was in NYC for an event where I thought I was going to be an actor or model, none of which panned out but the biggest reason it was a really good reason to go to New York. The rest of them showed up the following day and stayed in a nice hotel right down the road. We did the tourist thing around NYC for a few days and it was hilarious to see dad walking around, especially because he had a subway map put and was determined to figure out the entire system the first day.
Dad was known as the crazy dad or crazy Chuck for a reason. The crazies of NYC stayed away from him. I remember there was this one guy who asked him for some money and I think dad just growled at him. Needless to say the guy stopped prodding for money after that. Another funny thing that happened was this guy was asking dad for a cigarette on the street. Dad must have been feeling nice because I think he did give him one but dad failed to see that the guy had a huge boner and was pitching a tent in his sweat pants.
We also got to visit some of our distant italian relatives which was a trip. We got to go around to their construction sites and we ended the evening at a very nice restaurant on Coney Island. The thing was the place had a dress code and dad did not dress up. the picture below was as dressed up as he got and he had to put on a suit they had in the back for customers like him. It was about 3 sizes too big but whatever. We had a good laugh about that.
Something that really sucked was actually the return flight. I was on a flight that got into Cleveland 5 hours earlier so I was to get the car and go home and then come back to pick them up. Well, they failed to tell me where they parked the guy so when I went to look for the car in long term parking it was not there. I walked the entire parking desk, each floor twice dragging my luggage. I eventually gave up and went back in to sit down. When they walked out I was sitting there and was very upset. Dad blew me off like I was the dumbass because everyone knows they use park n fly.
We had a great time and I am sure Kristin and Josh can add in some more fun things that happened on that trip.