2009 Crazy Stupid Vacation – Day 10 – New York
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2009 Crazy Stupid Vacation – Day 10 – New York

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This morning I woke up way too early in a cushy bed in NYC. I didn’t want to leave! But alas I had big things ahead, and by big I mean the size of an elephant! I hopped on a subway to Coney Island for a very special eating contest that fitted three of Major League Eating’s top eaters versus three of the Ringling Brothers’ elephants. It was a tough and hilarious competitition! (I’ll have a more thorough recap of this and everything else with way more pictures when I get back to Chicago!)

Human Versus Elephant hot dog bun eating contest on Coney Island.

Human Versus Elephant hot dog bun eating contest on Coney Island.

Human Versus Elephant hot dog bun eating contest on Coney Island.

Afterwards I met up with fellow bloggers the Hungry Sisters and we got some Nathan’s and I watched as they went on the Cyclone…I had my camera that I wouldn’t trust to be on it so I didn’t go…yeah, let’s use that as an excuse.

We then parted ways and I made my way back to Manhattan, walked through Bryant Park, and Times Square then took advantage of my cushy hotel bed. Sometimes you just have to take a vacation from vacationing, especially when you start thinking of all ten thousand of the photos you took that need to be edited when you get home. After a lazy day I took an impromptu walk through Central Park and grabbed some takeout Chinese food!

Tomorrow it is off to Coney Island again for the year’s biggest eating contest, the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest!

And guess who’s got herself a VIP ticket?

You can watch the hot dog eating contest live on ESPN, 12noon Eastern, 11 Central.

Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown near Berwyn's car kabob, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val is currently traveling the world and blogs about her life, food, and travels on her <a href="http://www.choosingfigs.com">personal website</a>.

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Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.