My sister Peggy and her daughter Colleen and I are going to New York City for March break. The countdown has started. It is only twenty-five days until we go. The last time I was in New York was when my older sister Frankie was a stewardess stationed there and living in Jackson Heights. I think that was about forty-eight years ago. I don’t remember much about it except riding the subway and going to the United Nations building. This will be just like it’s my first time there. I hope the weather is a bit warm while we are there as we don’t want to wear boots. We are staying out in Long Island City which is just across the Queensborough Bridge from Manhattan.
This is going to be quite the adventure. We are concentrating on Manhattan; we will have to look at the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island etc. next time we go. So far we have booked the airline, the hotel, 911-workshop, The City Pass, Central Park Tour, Madame Tussaud’s and a New York Rangers hockey game. We also have on our list – Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the MOMA, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Top of the Rock and the Empire State building.
We have food discounts for three restaurants and we found the perfect take out / delivery place (approved by Guy Fieri on The Food Network) close to our hotel. Also on the list are the famous Katz Delicatessen and the Olive Garden in Times Square, so we should be enjoying food all week. I also want to try some street food if we get the chance and it is not too cold to walk and eat.
At the hotel we are going to try for a view of Manhattan and I am bringing two camera cards in case we run out of space on the first one. We are also taking GPS’s with us and my netbook. There is free Wi-Fi at the hotel and it is not as easy to find internet cafes in North America as it is in Europe. I think every day is going to be an adventure and I can hardly wait for it to start.