Thursday, July 31, 2008

Top Ten(?) Things I Have NOT Blogged About #1

The Last Days in New York. I didn’t exactly finish in fine detail about our last days in New York City, but we continued having a good time, and the last days finished in a flourish, lots of walking, shopping, checking out the sights and scenes in NYC. On Friday, we went to the Today Show and saw Rascall Flatts (and the hosts), went to Rockefeller Center and the “Top of the Rock” and the Museum of Modern Art. We walked down to Times Square and ate at the Heartland Brewery and then took pictures of the wife’s awesome blister(s). Saturday we ran in Central Park (the wife got a little discomboblulated and was almost late for our rendezvous), went to the matinee of “Wicked” (fantastico!—especially for a Wizard of Oz fan) and then trundled down to John’s Pizza where Jack Black says we get the best pizza, and then cannolies at Rocco’s, then shopping in Greenwich Village. Whew! Sunday we ran again in the park, then went kayaking on the Hudson, thanks to volunteers who seek to get people interested in a clean river. We headed to the upper west side and had Gray’s Papaya Hotdogs (only $1.50 per each!), went to a flea market, then went down to see the Flatiron Building, Grand Central Station, and the Chrysler Building. Then back north for Shakespeare in the Park (“Much Ado About Nothing”), Columbia University, Riverside Cathedral, and then fries and drinks at “Toast,” a little pub near Columbia. Monday it rained, but we went to Early Morning Show, the Apple Store, Bergdorf-Goodman, FAO Schwartz, David Letterman for tickets, Hello Deli (where Rupert was very friendly), Madame Tussaud’s, back to David Letterman for an interview and the actual tickets, Maisson’s for beverages, then the Letterman show taping (guests—Rosie Perez and David Sedaris), then back on the subway to the south east end where we enjoyed seafood at the Pacific Grille and looked at the Brooklyn Bridge. Tuesday, our last day, we walked through Central Park to the the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where we saw the cool Koontz sculptures, among lots of great art. We took the slow bus down the east side of Central Park and then saw lots of baseball pros in their parade up Sixth Avenue before the All-Star Game that night (no, we didn’t spend the $5000 for tickets to THAT). We enjoyed some high-dollar ice cream treats and then we went to Bryant Park for lunch, NY Public Library (where the Pooh toys and a Gutenberg Bible were on display), and then back to Times Square, where we got tickets for “Title of Show” on the last preview night and enjoyed its antic story steeped in Broadway lore. One of those days we had lunch down in Chinatown and shopped a little more. We had a great taxi ride to the airport and a good flight home. Whoop!

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