On Friday, June 7th, sixteen of Turnbridge’s Phase I residents and three staff members went down to New York City for a fun day in the Big Apple. The group started the day off with a guided tour throughout several exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and rounded out the trip with a stop at Dave and Buster’s in Times Square for lunch and games. At the time of the trip, the Northeast was getting drenched with rain as Tropical Storm Andrea meandered along the coast of Florida. Despite continuous downpour, the residents and staff did not let a little rain dampen their mood. Spirits were high throughout the day and everyone enjoyed themselves at both the museum and Dave and Buster’s. The trip had something for everyone involved, be it oil paintings versus sculptures, or Milk Jug Toss versus Time Crisis. “The weather was bad but we still had a good time,” Joe F. said. “Being in Times Square was awesome. I learned a lot…all of the exhibits were interesting. It was nice for all of the guys to have a good time together.” “It was pretty fun, even though it was rainy,” Dillon B. said. “The Metropolitan Museum was very interesting and we had a great time. It was a quality bonding experience between all the guys.” Fellowship and camaraderie amongst the residents plays a large role in many of the recreational activities at Turnbridge, and the trip to NYC was no different. “I got to know the guys a little better,” Nate S. said. “It was a fun experience and I got to see things that I wouldn’t normally get to go see. I don’t really go to the city that much and I enjoyed the scenery. It’s cool that we got the freedom to go out there. Dave F. is the best recreation director.” Dave and Buster’s organized a buffet-style lunch for the Turnbridge group and residents were provided game cards in order to play games like Skee Ball and Deal or No Deal. “It was cool that the weather didn’t slow the guys down from having a good time,” staff member T.J. said. “They all enjoyed themselves at the arcade like a bunch of little kids going all out.” According to Joe, the residents all pooled their tickets and bought a bunch of candy to share back at the house.