Monday, January 9, 2012

New York City

We're back.  And by the time this blog post goes to print, I will have finished my morning swim and will be getting ready for work.  I haven't had to work for sixteen days.  I spent twelve of those days in blissful lethargy - I read a lot, went for walks, visited my family and friends, ate, drank and pretty much did whatever the hell I wanted to.  The last four days were a little busier but a heck of a lot of fun. 

The reality is that one does need a paycheque in order to do fun things like, say, trips to New York.  So I guess I'll be showing up to see what messages await me in my inbox.

Anyway, no one gives two hoots about the fact that I am going back to work and I really don't expect pity from anyone.

So, who wants to hear about New York?

New York, my friends, is fabulous.  I felt like I was walking from one movie scene to another.  From one television episode to the next.  Several times I thought I was in the opening scene of Armageddon (remember that loud guy with the little dog? - we saw lots of that kind of stuff).  I felt like I was in Sex and the City with all the taxis and beautiful people in fabulous clothes.  I saw the Park Hotel where Crocodile Dundee popped his head out the window and yelled about the bidet.  I hung out at the Rockefeller Centre looking for Lucy Lemon (no luck).

In fact, despite valiant effort on my part, no one famous person was spotted.  I thought I saw Bill Gates at one point but that turned out to be a false alarm.  Other than that, there were no stars to be seen.

That's not to say that we didn't see famous places.  Those were ridiculously easy to spot.

Some highlights:

- we ran twice.  I blew my 17 minute run time out of the water and, instead, ran for 24 minutes.  But I just HAD to get to Central Park and do a wee loop.  It took me 7 minutes just to get there -  I was NOT going to turn around before getting a taste!

Doug ran a little further and got to go all the way around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.  So he got to see views like this: 

- we walked and walked and walked: 

from on end of the city to the other

- we explored all of the famous shops: 

- we explored the culture of NYC: 

- and we saw the sights: 

Grand Central Terminal 
(see the second floor? The entire floor is the newest Apple store.  How cool is that?)

Trump Tower

View from the Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Tower).  See the Statue of Liberty off to the right? 

Times Square

My new friend

New York was everything it was supposed to be.  We had a fabulous time and I felt perfectly spoiled from start to finish.  


  1. I LOVED all your photos! It looks like a perfect end to a great holiday.

  2. Jealous. What great photos!

    BTW, the Anish Kapoor mirror sculpture at the Met is one of my favorites.