Sunday, January 1, 2006

Happy 2006!


Arrived back in Florida intact and full of New York stories. The kids walked around NYC barefoot and sporting their bib overalls to my mother-in-law's chagrin (Just kidding!). 

New York City is awesome. I would not mind living there. Actually, I looked at lofts' prices in the Chelsea area and told my hubby that the next time a hurricane strikes our neck of the woods, I am moving to NYC. 

Where to start weaving my tales of NYC adventures? There is so much to absorb and see in a very little cosmopolitan city! Going there is like going to Venice. You leave the city with a heavy heart knowing that you missed 2/3 of the sights you wanted to see.

We stayed at the Marriott Marquis smack dab in the middle of the Great White Way and fronting Times Square. It's next door to the MTV Studios. It was great because there was a public transportation strike the first two days we were there (spoken in cynical tone). We made a mistake of  taking a taxi to take us to Chinatown. They (taxis) have the transport monopoly so they were charging heaven and earth to go anywhere outside of Manhattan. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our Chinatown forays and ate like little southern piggies. Cantonese and Schezuan foods are marvelous. The dimsums are like what we used to get in Hong Kong and the best thing is the price. Peking ducks and charsui (chinese barbeque) hangs in restaurant windows and the freshness of the ingredients in even the simplest of dishes was heavenly. 

I am a foodie and the NY experience is wonderful because of the array of ethnic foods available in such a small city. Yes, we also went to Little Italy and sampled some of its gastronomical delights. We also had Irish, Indian, Greek, and all sorts of Mediterreanean foods. I am getting hungry so I need to leave the subject of foods for now.

The sights and shopping possibilities are endless. The kids loved FAO Swartz and Toys R Us. We all enjoyed the museums, the Broadway shows, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, the TV studios, the modern buildings and classical churches, Madame Liberty, the Wall Street Bull, the street musicians and performers, the subway system, and many other fabulous  multi-sensory experiences.

I have tons of NYC pics but I have yet to manipulate them so they will be of the right size. I tried downloading them in the FTP but it was taking too long.

Happy New Year everyone!!!! 





derasta said...

It's so nice to hear you had such a nice time in NY...I lived in NJ my whole life and can count on one hand how many times I went into NY...I never cared for it..but happy you loved it there....I can't wait to see the pics...

mom23nca said...

It sounds as if you have really whetted your appetite for the big city.  Glad you had such an enjoyable visit.  Good to have you back.  Happy 2006!!

oceanmrc said...

Happy New year -- sound like a great trip.  I have been wondering whether our family should spend the holidays there next year so I am looking forward to your reports.

my78novata said...

soudns like fun
Happy 06

flossiepumpkin said...

as an ex-new yorker, i know how wonderful the sites, food, etc are..but u really dont want to live me. i was born and florida..thats why we are all here!!  you did not ride the trains, dont bitch, its a good place to see all the degenerates that roam around. did u see harlem? or hells kitchen? did u go to the bronx or to brooklyn and see what happened there. i hate to bitch, but everybody i knew there are now someplace else......roberta

emeraldcalf said...


Last night hubby and I were watching the New Years Eve and talking about all THE PEOPLE in the street waiting for the ball to drop. I told him someone whose journal I read just went to NYC. I couldn't remember who it was. LOL

Anyway, it sounds like a great time! I have ALWAYS wanted to go there. Hopefully one day I will make it. I can't wait to see the pics.

Were you in Times Square on New Years Eve? I have a question for you if you were..

Welcome home!

coy1234787 said...

    Oh ... that was your kids I saw on TV in time square barefoot and with overalls on ; )  Hope they don't hold this bib overall thing against you for to long LOL!
    Sounds like you had a blast ... Happy 2006.
                        *** Coy ***

jtuwliens said...

Ooopsie...       Happy New Year!

jtuwliens said...

Oh I just love, love, love New York City!  I'm familiar with the hotel you stayed at and wow, you were in the heart of it all.  Looking forward to reading the fluffy blanket you weave with your stories.  Pictures?  Yippee... goodie, goodie... Don't you dare forget to share them!  I'm seeing one of my favorite cities vicariously through you, remember.  Indulge me, and don't be shy or stingy with any of it.  I want it all!
Did you get to Ellis Island?

ladyhasflava said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! and yanno sitting her in VA..but I lived in NY for 3 months and loved it choice is QUEENS..ahhahah....Glad you enjoyed yourself...BLessings...FLAVA

tendernoggle said...

OMG! NEW YORK!!!! I have always wanted to go to NY !!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GET THE PICS IN HERE!
love ya,

ally123130585918 said...

Happy New Year....I can only dream about going to NY - but you sounds as if you all had a good time.....Looking forward to seeing the Pictures,=....Take care.....Ally

deabvt said...

Yea!   NYC is the Greatest!

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tschamberland said...

New York has so much to offer.  I truly believe EVERYONE should go at least once in their lives if possible.  Glad y'all had a whoopin' good time.