"What a wonder life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner." Colette

Dec 31, 2018

Welcome to Times Square

In case you haven’t had an opportunity to visit the Big Apple, you really must put that on your Bucket List. Get those stereotypes out of your head and witness in person the city which has been touted every New Year’s Eve since you've been born.

Here’s a traveler’s tip:  New Yorkers are very pleasant to outsiders, which is why every time I go home I announce I’m from Oregon.

It’s been almost 10 years since my last visit. I'd just moved back after 12 years in Puerto Rico and I was freezing

Sis worked in a skyscraper just off Times Square, and so I was able to watch the Ball being tested before its yearly debut.
You’ve seen it from the ground, but from the top it's something else.

I didn't realize how many different configurations the Ball has, nor the variety of colors.  Huh, learn something new...
Any time is a good time to visit the city, but Christmastime is extra glittery.
Politically incorrect women strut their fur coats and hats while shopping on Fifth Avenue.  Check out these columns in Saks.
The city is much more than hi-rises.  It’s fun to wander around and spot classical architecture (aware of your surroundings, always).
I was born in New York City but we moved to ‘Jersey in the 60’s.  Dad always worked in Manhattan so there was nothing unusual about heading in for this or that.
Every December Mom and Dad took us in to look at the window displays on 5th Avenue. They're not quite the same as what I remember, but this time I was focused on other things.

During the month you’ll find things you won’t see at other times, like street vendors selling hot chestnuts and ice skating under the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.
So ga'head and put it on your list.  You won't be sorry.
Have a Happy and Safe New Years!

1 comment:

  1. Nice memories with you!!! Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to you!!!


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