A New York Retrospective

We are home now. One week gone, but it seems like much longer. We were able to see and do so much, and there was so much we did not do and see.

This is just a short synopsis. I apologize for the previous few blog posts coming basically at the same time. This was partially due to being in travel mode, without a dedicated computer (or time). In addition, upon return WordPress was not allowing me to upload pictures, and so I could not complete the posts until just recently.

Accomplishments in transportation: Hailed a taxi, rode the subway (many times), drove a car – in the city, and walked and walked and walked. [I think there is a reason we did not see as many really overweight people in NYC. I am sure they exist, but you do expend a fair amount of energy just getting to where you are going.]

We saw (in no particular order):

  • A Broadway Show – Wicked
  • Times Square
  • Empire State Building
  • Grand Central Station (Jay)
  • Yankee Stadium (the new)
  • City Field (the Mets)
  • Camden Yards (Carl via the Mega Bus to Baltimore)
  • High Line (Jay)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • Cooperstown
  • The Catskill Mountains in full fall color
  • Sports field at Baruch (think Frisbee)

We thank Ashlan (and her roommates) for putting up with us. Carl did some cleaning to try to repay the kindness, and Jay unloaded the dishwasher twice (good luck finding things). It can be difficult to share your space and routines for as long a time as we were in town. Hopefully we will be welcome to come back again sometime.

We thank Rey for sharing “his” vacation with us.
I was originally looking at October, or later, for our vacation. But September was still baseball season, and NYC has 2 teams!

The main memory of visiting New York City is PEOPLE.
There are so many. Everywhere. At all hours.
It is rather like driving across the entire country to understand how big it (the country) is. You have to experience the place to understand and internalize the reality.

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2 Responses to “A New York Retrospective”

  1. RegenAxe Says:

    Thanks for sharing all the pix and reflections!

  2. Margaret Says:

    Great list!! Yes, people everywhere–but so much energy and vitality. Ashley loved/hated it; she said it was a wonderful place to spend 2 years, but didn’t want to live there long term at that pace. 🙂 Santa Monica will be nice to visit too–sunshine and beach.

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