November 1, 2010 6:53 pm at 6:53 pm #785732WIYMember
“There is a place in Chester NJ where for 4 hours (and a meager $1,695) you spend 4 hours driving late-model exotic super cars. You drive 5 cars for 20-30 minutes each on a scenic road course, and then you rotate.
I wanted to get this for my father for his birthday, but unfortunately he works to hard and cant take the time… Hopefully for the big 6-0.”
Sounds amazing actually! Do you have a link for their website?
P.s. I cant believe you have $1,695 to plunk down for your dads birthday. You must do well in business. Or have a nice trust fund lol. Its nice to see that you would do that for your father.November 1, 2010 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #785734SacrilegeMember
Ok, so clearly Mods didnt like the website I gave out so, you are going to have to use Google. Type in unique birthday gifts for men, you should find it.
Also, I usually dont spend THAT much but I figured for a big birthday I can splurge… (Ok, maybe 55 isnt that big, thats why I’ll wait until 60, Ad Meah V’esrim)November 1, 2010 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #785735squeakParticipant
Thanks. I should have realized that The Body would need a “muscle” car 😉November 1, 2010 9:14 pm at 9:14 pm #785736WIYMember
55 is big but nothing like 60. Ad meah veesrim amen.November 1, 2010 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm #785737
“maybe you and I will take a spin there one day”
You got the wrong guy, Squeak. My kids applaude when I hit 80mph on the Thruway. If anybody wants to know who I really am, just look for the middle aged guy in the center lane, going 70 mph.. with both hands on the wheel and no Bluetooth (see.. I told you I’m as bland as unsalted white rice)November 1, 2010 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #785738mamashtakahMember
I’m betting the chassadish and yeshivish buses don’t have WiFi and the MO bus does, so I’m taking the MO bus. How else could I update the CR about the trip?November 2, 2010 5:20 am at 5:20 am #785740Josh31Participant
“only one gender per bus”
We are now up to 6 buses in all.
At the first rest stop the two MO buses stop and allow families to re-unite before proceeding.May 13, 2011 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm #785741
And to all new members, please feel free to weigh in.
Bus is leaving in a few minutes. Decide quick!May 13, 2011 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #785742am yisrael chaiParticipant
“Bus is leaving in a few minutes.”
That’s too little time to pack & get to the bus stop…some of us are newbies & just heard of this bus for the 1st time…for whichever busMay 13, 2011 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm #785743
” That’s too little time to pack “
Pack? Pack what? Grab your tallis / tefillin (or make-up kit, as the case may be), toothbrush, and off you go!
OK, bus is delayed till Sunday night. Nu? Pick one already!May 13, 2011 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #785744charliehallParticipant
Amtrak.May 13, 2011 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #785745yentingyentaParticipant
AMTRAK????? are you kidding? did you see what they did to the LIRR this week?May 13, 2011 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm #785746
i would fly…cant make a decision as heavy as that one so fastJuly 12, 2011 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #785747cokeMember
thought it would be cute to talk about this one again. which would you chose? would you go with the same one still?July 12, 2011 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #785748
do I have to be on the women bus? I wanna be with bpt, Middle and WolfJuly 12, 2011 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #785749tracht gutMember
can anyone guess what i would chose? 😉July 12, 2011 7:03 pm at 7:03 pm #785750
Can’t speak for Middle path, but you CANNOT come on the bus with me and Wolf (sorry, rules are rules). Besides, who would you talk to about manicures?
Tracht – since you said gut (instead of git) chances are you are on the litvish bus.
(For what its worth, the song playing on and off in my head this week is Tracht Gut from 8th day)July 12, 2011 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #785751
prob the MO one just to see what their “lifestyle” is like….to have fun with them but if you wanted to be comfortable then you would prob choose the chassidish oneJuly 12, 2011 7:53 pm at 7:53 pm #785753tracht gutMember
adorable – u got it.. but on the guys bus or on the ladies?
bpt- luv that song!July 12, 2011 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #785754
im assuming the guys but not sure. maybe the girls…. i dont knowJuly 12, 2011 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #785755minyan galMember
bpt-just a minute here. Can’t we get a double decker bus and have one floor per gender? Everyone would then be able to meet.July 12, 2011 8:18 pm at 8:18 pm #785756anon1m0usParticipant
MO bus. I take the Monsey and unfortunately some people feel showering is beged isha and emit a foul odor. In addition, there is also a lack of courtesy when it comes to speaking on the cell phone where the Yeshivia and Chassdish people feel it is their right. Hopefully, MO do not share those beliefs and I’ll be able to eat my M&M:)July 12, 2011 8:25 pm at 8:25 pm #785757kakoParticipant
What are “Squareback-Tunas”?July 12, 2011 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #785759
Double decker bus? You mean like the tour buses in NYC, or the ones in England? Either way, the answer is no, but you did give me a good idea for a Succos roadtrip (we can put schach on the upper level.
Sorry, still no mixed seating.July 12, 2011 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm #785760
” I take the Monsey (bus)”
May I suggest the Path to NJ and then the NJT train to the Spring Street station? That might also give you a glimpse at the Passaic / Teaneck crowd, so you can see what you’re missing.July 12, 2011 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm #785761
” What are “Squareback-Tunas”? “
Wow, you really are not from around here, are you?
In a nutshell, squareback refers to the modern chassidish male who makes materiel success (cars, clothes, wife, kids) priority # 1. He (and kids) take neatly trimmed haircut (as opposed to a triple zero). The kind you see in starched shirts / cufflinks midweek and in 3 button polos in the summer. Plus their beards are neatly tucked in (if not outright trimmed) and their payos are always perfectly knipped (sorry, there is no english word of that)
“Tunas” are a touch less educated than squarebacks, but essentially the same thing.July 12, 2011 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #785762
bpt- please dont be so strict this time. what if mrs bpt wants to be with you? what you gonna do then? my offer still stands- can i come if i watch your kids?
Can you make an exception if I come to help you with your kids? I’ll take care of the pesty ones the whole bus ride.July 12, 2011 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm #785764
Sorry, Middle. I’m booked on the Chassidishe bus (food is better, and the zmanim for davening are more managable. But I’ll look for you at the rest stops! (and you really want to read this thread from the start. It was one of the funnier ones!)
With me out of the way for a week, Mrs BPT will be headed down to Fla (shvimkleid, SPF50+ and GPS turban included). And sorry to say, the mens bus will not have kids (kevtchy, pesty or otherwise) that need looking after. (If they are coming, they are on the ladies bus with mommy).
Besides, all we do on our bus is daven, eat and doze off. Not a whole lotta fun, and its for 3000+ miles. Better off on the ladies bus (either one).
(p.s. – I was kidding about the GPS turban)July 13, 2011 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #785765
not going to fight with you but whatever its fine. Will we able to be able to meet at the rest stop or not even then?July 13, 2011 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #785766kakoParticipant
bpt: thanks for your answer.
For bpt and adorable: You do realize there are jews in other parts of new york (really?). Not only that, some live in a different state of the US (are you kidding me?). And actually, some even live in a different country (country? is that like the catskills area?)July 13, 2011 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #785767
we understand that but we dont live that far from each other so well be getting onto the same buses. note that this bus is going from NY so…. those who live outside of NY would have to come to NY either way to get on the bus!July 13, 2011 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm #785768
“You do realize there are jews in other parts of new york …some live in a different state of the US …some even live in a different country”
Yes, we do realize that. But for some reason, those folks are very interested in what’s doing in the NYC metro area, and even more interested in whats doing in Willy, BP, CH, Flatbush and Monroe.
Maybe its the way we dress. (or tawk)July 13, 2011 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm #785769MiddlePathParticipant
You mean I’m gonna have to come all the way to New York to get on this bus?? Dunno if it’s worth it anymore…
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