Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dreaming of the City

A few days ago, while up to my eyeballs in Swine Flu, I found myself reading random things on the Internet. Somehow, I happened upon the blog We Are Not Martha, and this post. Once I was done with that, I read this post and this post. Ever since then, I have not been able to stop daydreaming about jetting off to New York City. I want to take in all the sights. I want to ride in a multitude of taxi cabs. I want to visit Ground Zero. I want to eat an obscene number of cupcakes. I want to shop. I want to eat at Bobby Flay's Bar Americain on 52nd Street (oh, how I love Bobby Flay). I want to wander around Greenwich Village. I want to eat a lot of black and whites. I want to see a Broadway show. I want to go to Rockefeller Plaza, to pay my respects to Matt Lauer, of course. The list is endless.

I've been to New York City three times before. The first time was a bit of a road trip with my dear friend Jen, and it just so happens that the motivation behind our trip was, of course, boys. My second trip was also with Jen. We'd requested tickets to the Late Show with David Letterman our first time there, and then a couple of years later, we got the tickets. Unfortunately, Jen was in Maine and I was living in Washington, D.C. at that time, but no matter, we each hopped on a train and met up for a whirlwind adventure. The third time I went, I was living on Long Island, working as a nanny. I took a bus to the city for the day, where I proceeded to see Prince in concert on the Plaza on the Today Show, and then wandered the city by myself all day long. These were all great adventures, but like many things of my youth, I don't think I fully appreciated the experiences.
Now, I'd like to have a few days to really enjoy it. Perhaps and extra-long weekend? What do you say, Jen? New York City in springtime?


Kate said...

If Jen can't go with you then I am in! I look up flights and trains to NYC all the time and am obsessed with the New York Times real estate page. I was watching Working Girl last night and got such an urge to just take off there for a week.

Cheryl said...

I too have wished for a long time to spend some time in the big Apple. Gosh my children have been there several times...I want to see the Naked Cowboy!

Jen said...

I would go in a heartbeat! We would have so much fun. It's been way too long since I've been there and way too long since I've seen you!

Anonymous said...

I live just over an hour from new york city and go down only around christmas time to see the tree. My husband use to be with the nypd so he knows the in's and out's of the city. I took my mom with my family down to the city when she came for thanksgiving about 2 yrs ago and We had to introduce her to the naked cowboy. If you should make it to the big apple maybe we could meet up as well?

cousin Janet

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