Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Follies - Back from NYC Edition

Wow. Five days, four nights in the Big Apple. What an experience. I took 175 photos with my brand new Panasonic Lumix DMC- ZRI camera (love it!) and uploaded about 30 of them to facebook - find me there to see them. For the blog, one photo and a few thoughts from the trip

1) There was a lovely path with lots of other runners along the Hudson river just steps from our hotel. I wasn't able to run, but took a nice stroll one night as the sun was setting.

2) New Yorkers get a bad rap. I expected rudeness, but experienced nothing but kindness.

3) The subway was convenient for getting around, but it was unbearably hot in the tunnels while waiting for the trains.

4) Blue Men Group was the highlight of the trip. And Son was chosen as an audience volunteer to participate in the show. How cool is that?!?

5) Holy smokes there were a LOT of people everywhere. Especially Times Square at night. Aye Carumba.

6) Gelato = best sweet treat ever. Why, oh why, don't they have that where I live?

7) It was cool how every neighborhood was different and unique. So much diversity on one little island.

8) Embassy Suites Hotel rocks for a family of four. Huge room, bedroom for us, kids slept on the couch bed in the other room. Breakfast buffet included with made to order omelets.

9) Two words to describe the financial district = Concrete canyons.

10) One of these days I'll learn. Bringing exercise clothes on vacation does nothing but waste space in my luggage. No worries though, we walked all over Manhattan!

Have a great weekend folks. Time for me to tackle a mountain of laundry...


  1. Sounds like a wonderful trip! Glad you had a good time.

  2. Sounds like you had a great trip. I'm heading to NYC for work in a few weeks and trying to figure out how to squeeze my long run in since I'll be there for the weekend. That path by the Hudson is pretty, I'll have to see how far it is from my hotel.

  3. Glad you had a good time!!
    It is nuts how many people are all around, all the time. But, that's the big apple! Have a good weekend.

  4. Hi Lisa,
    Welcome back! I agree, New Yorkers do get a bad rap. When I was a flight attendant I thought that the people from New York were very charismatic and friendly:) So glad that you had a great time! Love the picture!

  5. Fun fun!

    Gelato is AMAZING. I had far too much of it when I was in Europe!

  6. Glad you had a great trip. I could not agree more about Blue Man Group and gelato. Yum!

  7. I am so glad you had a good time here and that we treated you well! To answer your question: west 87th Street near Riverside Park.

    3) the subways are unbearably hot in the summer and frigid in the winter; we can't win.

    5) I avoid Times Square like the plague; way too crowded. My poor husband has to work down there.

    7) you should have seen NYC back in the day. Way more diverse than it is now. We all think it has become completely homogeneous and over gentrified...although it does make it safer.

    10) I think I would be 50 lbs. overweight if I didn't live here. I walk EVERYWHERE.

    I'm so glad your trip went well.

  8. My office is only a few blocks from the Embassy suites. Had I known.....

    Glad you enjoyed your trip!

  9. Sounds like a great trip. I love NYC!

  10. Sounds like an awesome trip! Even though you didn't squeeze a run in, you probably walked enough. :) Good luck on the laundry!

  11. Sounds (and looked in your photos) SO MUCH FUN!!

  12. Sounds like a fun trip. I've never been to NYC.

  13. You know I love NYC! GLad you had such a great trip. I am totally with you on NYers being nice people. :)

    BTW, I think the stabilizing shoes might be the way to go for this ankle/foot issue.

  14. Welcome back, glad you had a great trip.

  15. NYC is one of my favorite places...except I never run there. Weird...guess cause we are too busy walking out little hearts out.

  16. Oh Lisa, why didn't you tell me you were in NYC? I would have loved to meet you!!!! :O(

    Glad you had fun though!!!! Isn't the Greenway awesome???