Friday, 14 April 2017

New York


How lucky we are, in May we are off to London again, June we go to Spain, August a seaside break in Kent and in  November we have booked our trip to New York.
It's been a few years since we went, my goodness for many years we visited the city annually, so I am so excited to be returning .
I am reminded of a quote from Woody Allen from the movie Manhattan

" He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion........no make that: he romanticized it all out of proportion. Yes, to him, no matter what the season was, this is still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of Gershwin" 

39 comments:

  1. Love the photo. Wish air travel was as glamorous as that again. Now, they drag you down the aisle when they need to give your seat to someone more important.

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  2. I'll keep my calendar clean for november! :)
    squeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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  3. Saw a review in newspaper today for Hello Dolly, starring Bette Middler, It's on Broadway at the moment. The critic rated it highly, I would love to see it. I'm envious of your trip.

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  4. And I have been to NYC for exactly one weekend in my entire life.
    You put me to shame.

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  5. I love the photo too...sounds like you have a great calendar of trips ahead of you...

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  6. Ohhh exciting times. Never been to New York, but have been to Washington DC. Fascinating place with lots to see and do. A full report with pictures when you get back please. I'm excited on your behalf.

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  7. Let's hope you're not on an overbooked plane which finds it needs your seats. I suggest you take some pepper spray - if they allow you to take it on board, that is.

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    1. Damn! Okay, J.G. Just make sure we don't see YOU being dragged down the aisle!

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  8. I love New York. x

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  9. I wish you two would visit some places down South! 😉

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    1. Me, too! Florida is great in November!

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  10. Going first class? Love the vintage photo!

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  11. I'm not a great fan of cities usually, but I really love New York!
    Husband talked me into a long weekend years ago, and I fell head over heels in love with the place and the people!
    We visited for 5 nights every April and September for 12 years, but haven't been for the last two years.
    We're hoping to do a ten night stay next spring, but that will be dependent on family commitments.
    Have a Prime New York Strip at Delmonico's for me! X

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  12. Sounds like great excitement ahead.

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  13. Love New York. Don't like JFK airport. Last time we went all the passengers for our flight were there but the crew were stuck in traffic,,

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    1. JFK always used to be cited as the biggest crime location in America - perhaps even in the world? - in terms of misdemeanours (mostly stealing, of course) committed per square foot. It may still be so for all I know.
      Sorry, J.G. But you've got to be made aware of it. Just chain your wallet to your goolies and you'll be fine!

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  14. We spent Christmas 2015 in NY. Fantastic. Except for an enforced trip to the Statue of Liberty. Cattle are treated better.

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  15. NYC should be seen at least once. We went on a bus trip and hit some highlights: Empire State bldg, Ellis Island Thanksgiving parade and dinner cruise around the Statue of Liberty. All planned. But I would love to see all the museums. Oh and we saw the Rockettes do their Christmas show. We could not do all the walking today

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  16. Love that quote!
    But what will happen to all the little people while you are gone?

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    1. I think Winnie goes to John's sister, Mary and William go to the boarders and Pat the animal helper steps in for Albert and anyone left in the Ukrainian village.

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  17. Lots to look forward to x

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  18. New York's produced some of my favourite musical acts over the years.

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  19. Wow, what a busy calendar !
    I was so excited to go to NY. I wanted to see everything. Took a tourist street tour bus, had my map out so I could mark places I really wanted to see first.

    cheers, parsnip

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  20. How nice that you and the Professor are able to travel like that John... We have grandkids we have yet to meet because we don't have the funds to travel there.... But like you say Hey ho.. we do what we can do... we stay in touch.. Hugs! deb

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  21. Lucky you - sounds like holidays galore but the best left to last.

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  22. A busy year for travel and it all sounds great. We'll be back in New York in September, but the music will be more like Saturday Night Fever, I think. I'd prefer Gershwin.

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  23. I will try my hardest to be moved back to NY by the time you come to visit. I arrived to live in NYC in November .. it is a great time of year to be there.
    Oh what fun you will have !

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  24. I have been to New York but I prefer Old York. As Freddie Trueman said, "I adore Old York City. I idolize it all out of proportion... you can get a bloody good pint of Yorkshire bitter in York and great fish and chips too. Plus there's York Minster, the castle walls and the Jorvik Centre. Forget New York City, try Old York instead."

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  25. Busy, exciting, and fun times ahead.

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  26. Big cities are so attractive and exciting! Lots of things to do and see. I visited Moscow two years ago and it left me with a taste of more..

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  27. Sounds like you are going to treat yourself royally right up to retirement! Good for you!

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  28. When in November, your north American fan club would like to meet you.

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  29. Better reserve some tickets to see Hamilton!! I hear it's wonderful. I lived in the city for 6 yrs. It is however different to live there and to go as a tourist. When you live there its work work work!!November = take your woollies!

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  30. Fall is a lovely time to visit NYC. (Too bad you and the prof couldn't pop over to SF for a short stay. We'd show you a good time.) Enjoy all of your trips!

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  31. I love to travel.
    Lately I've found it uncomfortable, as being tall the leg room is now non existent, as the airlines try to jam more and more passengers on board. Your photo shows its age by the distance between the seats. Those were the days....

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  32. I love to travel.
    Lately I've found it uncomfortable, as being tall the leg room is now non existent, as the airlines try to jam more and more passengers on board. Your photo shows its age by the distance between the seats. Those were the days....

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  33. Why, you'll be just down the river from me!

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