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Visiting The Big Apple

Saturday, December 08, 2012

In '88 we had to go to The Big Apple for an exit interview after an overseas contract. Our way was paid: 6 days 5 nights, airfare. Only had to meetings and a Dr's appt on the schedule. Unfortunately DH fell into a pothole (do they decorate those things for Xmas?) while gawking at the UN flags we saw heading to an appt. The rest of the trip he was holed up in the hotel nursing his sprained ankle. Anyway there was a deli on the corner of the block and I went there morning and evening to bring a meal up to the room. God! I love those delis! Nothing like that except in the big grocery stores here in Oregon. Before his pothole incident, we did get to a pizza place...nothing like that out west! And we did do a boat tour around Manhattan. And we did go up to the first tier of Lady Liberty. And we did take a daylight carriage ride in Central Park. For the rest of the time I toured around on foot...saw St Patricks, Saks, stuff like that that was nearby. The last night I went to the deli, the guy greeted me like I was a new yorker (I was wearing tropical clothes! while everyone in NYC wears black and white and gray and tan!). It was so sweet! Felt good. Like Fran the Nanny getting accepted in upper Manhattan. Despite my Oregon accent!

Man, I wish you could order Chinese delivered in Gresham!
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  • DIET_FRIEND
    I haven't been to New York in a long time. I lived in Atlanta for many years and one of things I liked about a big city is the great restaurants. I love ethnic cuisine of all kinds. Hubby and i went to Atlanta last weekend and had some great pizza slices, Thai and sushi. We eat sushi here in town now and then, but that sushi in Atlanta was really great! The slices weren't the greatest ever made, but the gritty ambience is not to be had in my current little town.
    1388 days ago
  • ALWAYSLOWFAT

    doves eyes - you are making me relive my life growing up in NYC. hope you went on the tour bus stopping at all special attractions. you can get off and on again at any stops you want. i was surprised to learn that there was an American Indian museum. very interesting.

    also there is one in Brooklyn - if you visit NY again check them out.

    JO alwayslowfat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1388 days ago
  • DOVESEYES
    Sounds like a lovely time...thansk for letting me share it emoticon
    1388 days ago
  • CARRAND
    What a great trip, in spite of the sprained ankle. You look wonderful in the Hawaiian shirt!
    1389 days ago
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