Monday, September 14, 2009

From Old Country Roads to Times Square

Last weekend, we were on a lot of deserted old country roads where there was not a person in sight. This weekend, we were in the heart of Times Square. What a change! I am still wondering what would possess someone to choose a 6:00 a.m. flight. That means getting up at 3:00 to be dressed and packed, and leave for the airport at 5:00. That is insane.

The good part is that by 12:00 noon, we were checked into our hotel and on a double decker bus headed around New York. This is the first Statue of Liberty that we saw. He was so nice to pose for us.

We stayed in Times Square, so it was very convenient to be right in the middle of the chaos. There was a special event for mayors from all over the country to help memorialize 9-11. That is Katie Couric speaking along with Mayor Bloomberg.

This is my fourth trip to New York and I always look for The Naked Cowboy. I wasn't disappointed this time either. He is pretty amazing. He wears the same outfit, rain or shine, sleet or snow. The past couple of times I have seen him, it was New Year's Eve and he was right in the middle of Times Square dressed exactly the same way.

It was interesting being in NY for 9-11. There was a lot going on. I didn't get a good picture, but the sky was lit up at night to look like the twin towers. This is a picture of the ground zero site where they were reading all of the names of the people who died that day.

This picture shows some of the service men and women leaving the service.

We did not have the great weather I was hoping for. Thursday, it was cool and windy. Friday and Saturday it was cold and rainy. It didn't stop us though.

Several years ago, when Jordan and I went to NY we went on a "Foodie Tour" in Greenwich Village. We tried to recreate that on Thursday. We went up and down Bleeker St. and sampled cheese, rice balls, fried ravioli, cookies, pastries, etc. That was a fun way to eat lunch.

We didn't get much sleep on this trip. On Friday morning, we got up at 5:00 a.m. so that we could be in the audience of Good Morning America. It was worth it. We got to see some famous people. Stayed tuned, pictures to come.

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Missy said...

What a fun trip!! I love NYC! They've got some good people watchin' for sure!!

Tricia York said...

Sign me up for the next girls trip to New York!! What fun!!