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A trip to the big city

Just back from a six day stay in NYC, thanks to friends D & L, who let us stay in their Greenwich apt. while they were away. Tom and I brought son Matt with us, who despite being more widely traveled than either of us, had never been to New York. The whole thing was nonstop fun, the weather beautiful, the apartment amazing, and man, I haven’t stayed up that late for decades. And Matt went out after tucking us in . . . and so I think he had twice as much fun as we did, although I don’t really want to know!

My favorite things: Museum of Natural history; the subway; Greenwich Village for restaurants and knocking around; Central Park on a sweet September day, top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center) which sure beats the Empire State Building for views and lack of annoying lines, Broadway at night, Momma Mia! and dim sum at Ruby Foos afterward, the cheap eats in Hell’s Kitchen, the Highline elevated walk, listening to an acappella quartet on the steps of the Met, lunch in Little Italy, and the food, the food, OMG.

We just had such a blast. And I haven’t spent so much time with son Matt since he was a teenager; I must say the three of us had such laughs and great fun. A trip of a lifetime in many ways.


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