Here it is folks:
New York, New York – the little weekend trip that nearly gave me a nervous break down.
Been a tad on the wordy side with my posts as of late, and so I will just say that NYC was a terrific experience for our family. The two littlest ones stayed with Gramma and Papa safe and snug in upstate New York.
We walked, and walked, and walked, everywhere hitting up anything that was lovely and free in the hub of New York, right around Grand Central Station.
One personal note.
I forgot that NYC is the fashion capital of the world.
I dressed for comfort.
That equals looking like a plain, frumpy out- of -towner.
I have not experienced the wilting effect a female undergoes when a stylish, skinnier, hipper female gives your paultry outfit and worn sneakers the up and down and then dismisses you with obvious contempt.
I suddenly was cursing myself for slicking my hair back in a pony tail, wearing capris (why did I wear capris…no one wears them,they are so out of style and yes slightly stained).
I now have the urge to buy skinny jeans (anyone under the age 35 was wearing them in the city) and at least highlight my hair.
But fashon faux pas aside, it was incredible. I now see what people mean when they talk about the city's vibe. I was unprepared for all the antiquity standing ancient,lovely, and imposing amongst all the modern, sleek, and bold buildings.
Follow me from Poughkeepsie train station to Times Square if you wish.
I promise not to interrupt too much:
i simply must interrupt here: this is the first image I saw upon flowing onto the streets of New York. The second thing I saw was a full blown TAKE DOWN by the boys (and one girl) in blue, arresting some dude.
Welcome to New York.
Is that a hoot or what?
St. Patricks Cathedral. OK, let me just say, I did not like this place.
It was swarmed with tourists, while service was going on, a wedding infact. People were clobbering their hands in Holy Water, looking around talking…I don't know, it immediatly struck me as odd. The longer I was in there, the more I truely loathed it. It felt wrong…tourism with reverence. Lots of peole would disagree I know…(stop rolling your eyes Nella).
My two cents.
then rode the gilded escaltors at Trump towers, and oogled at the 3 story waterfall
Look how handsome he looks