GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Western Maryland, United States

Sunday, May 3, 2015

THE BIG APPLE

My first New York City experience.  A quick, one day visit.  


How could so many people be in one place?


Taxi's, Uber's, buses, bicycles, and people on foot....  here and there and everywhere.


Buildings reaching high into the sky....


Advertisements and short tempers everywhere.  Honking horns and cars cutting off other cars.


Times Square was a happening place and familiar faces were always popping up.


 The Toys R Us in Times Square was the biggest toy store I have ever witnessed.


No time for shopping though, we were on a mission.
For my 60th birthday, a Broadway Show.


We had great seats and the show was awesome!


 Here is what I learned:

Never attempt to drive through Manhattan on your own.  Only trained professional drivers should tackle such a thing.  Do like us, park it in Brooklyn and hire an Uber... or even a taxi or do the subway or a bus or ride a bike or walk or fly but DON'T ATTEMPT TO DRIVE IT....

And NEVER  EVER-EVER.... make your Garmin angry with you by disobeying her orders en route to your destination.  You never know where she may take you later...  on your way out of town...



I will admit.  I am a tad bit enormously claustrophobic and the thought of being in a tunnel under the Hudson River was not at all my idea of a good time.  As I focused on everything but the fact that I was under water,  my husband reminded me over and over again how very l-o-n-g the tunnel is and how it would take us forever to get to the other side.  

I enjoyed my trip to the Big Apple and we had a really good time.  But I was glad to get back home to my Gracie and it seems she was pretty happy to see us as well. 

Warning:  Please excuse the language...    and try and not feel too sorry for her.  She was well taken care of...