I'm back from a weekend trip to NYC! I went with ~ladytrez and our respective mothers. I have a blister the size and shape of an almond on the ball of one foot, and a very sore throat.
I'm thinking the throat was from a combination of my allergies acting up, the dry hotel air, and more second-hand smoke inhalation than in the past 3 or so years combined. (But that really doesn't mean too much because I live practically in the middle of the woods and no one really smokes where I live.)
It was great! We took a boat ride out to the Statue of Liberty
(But didn't go to the actual island), learned that the One World Trade Center is supposed to be an abstract representation of Lady Liberty
(yeah, right), we went to the top of the Empire State building
(not really as fun as I was hoping), saw the Phantom of the Opera
(And a HUGE crowd of people trying to see Tom Hanks down the street), biked around Central Park
(where my allergies acted up, not helped by all the tree seed and leaf bits flying into my eyes), found this great quirky restaurant and bar called the Jekyll & Hyde Club, went to the Central Park Zoo
(and was disappointed there weren't any lions or giraffes or anything bigger than a snow leopard, really) and we went to the top of the Rock
(Rockefeller Center, at night, which was awesome! So much more fun than the Empire State Building!). Over all, I loved the trip!
Did you watch the Today Show yesterday (Monday) til the end? If so, you might have seen me in the crowd! We got there when they were cleaning up the mats from what I assume was a cheerleader routine(?) but the show was still airing and they were doing pan shots of the crowd. I was wearing my signature fedora, but had my hair tied back because it was very windy. Did any of you tape it by chance?
In other news, Since I've been in NYC, I obviously haven't had a chance to mail anything out yet. If you haven't yet received something I've promised, don't worry, I plan on starting on that tomorrow. I need to buy some packages when the post office is open.
Thanks for watching me everyone!