OK - so New York isn't THAT exotic compared to..say...China! (More on that anon.) Marilyn, from Las Vegas, and I stalked NYC this past week in conjunction with our friend Bill, my old neighbor from East 44th Street. We did the usual tourist stuff, things I never did when I lived in Manhattan (unless friends come to mooch - er - visit, does one ever??).
So off to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island we went. Marilyn's mom entered the country through EI and so it was a sentimental journey of sorts. And it was fun!! The ferry ride was the best with stellar views of NY Harbor and Jersey. The wind was blowing at gale force intensity but the sun was shining and the ferries rocked and rolled across the water. I was very impressed with the handling of the boats that were being blown either on or off the dock....good captaining!!!! (Old yacht charter broker here....)
"Billy Elliott" was our Broadway treat and it was a tasty one. A fabulous show if you ever get the chance. But the hight point had to be a reunion with my friend Marina from early, early (age 12 or so) days at the infamous and strict boarding school - Prealpina. We hadn't seen each other in @#$%& years but fell right back into the easy friendship of our youth!
What with an allergy/cold attack the previous week and then a week of fun in NYC, I haven't had time to paint. And I feel the urge badly. Maybe I'll be renewed and reinvigorated with happy results! We'll soon find out.....