So tell me who wants to be Thelma and who wants to be Louise?
We're on an adventure which I can assure you will end very differently from the movie .......
So girls here I am in New York.....wow!!
I boarded a plane in Sydney on Friday and after many hours of watching TV, movies and playing Solitaire on my own screen (entertainment on o/s flights have come a long way since I was o/s in 2007)we landed in Dallas. Then it was queuing for ages through immigration, security etc. etc. etc.
Boarded an American Airlines flight to NYC and arrived here at 8.45pm local time.
As No.1 and I wheeled our luggage out of the airport into the balmy night, we were still pinching ourselves... it was no longer a dream.
I think we got the fastest taxi driver in the rank and as we sped down the road changing 3 lines, with no beep of an indicator the speedo crept up to 60mph (96kph!!No idea what the speed zone was but ain't no one else keeping up with us!!)
Fast Freddy knew what he was doing and where he was going and you know, we were really too tired to be worried.
As the aircon was blasting out in the back seat , we were happy to just chill......
We are renting an apartment for the month while we're here and it seems a pretty good spot to base our selves
This morning we had breakfast at the Silver Spur Diner
Scottish Benedict for moi and Eggs Benedict for No.1. Came with a serve of fried grated spud (delish) and a slice of rockmelon....
very nice at the end.
A large glass of iced water is served after you are seated and I can tell you it's very welcome in this heat.
It was 34 deg. today and yes it is humid, but there was a breeze which made it more bearable although when you head down to the Subway the temp. rises as the perspiration trickles down your back.....
This breakfast eaten after 10.30 am pretty much set us up for the day.....
Next stop Union Square via the Guitar Center (of course)
There was a fresh produce market on in the square. All sorts of vegies, fruit, cheeses, bread, some meat, flowers, plants you name it.
It was buzzing with people so we just wandered among the crowd.
Snaps of some of the flowers:-
L. Zinnias yay!!
Gorgeous, brightly coloured blooms
A wall of radishes, I'll pass thanks!!
Hubby once grew them and they were peppery little fellas, they produced so many I think the cows ended up feasting on them...
If you want pies this is the place to find some.
They looked absolutely yummy, but I resisted, couldn't be carting them around all day....
Now in this warm weather a nice juicy peach would've been the perfect thirst quencher....
A great idea NYC, water taps to fill up your empty bottle, give your pooch a drink and it's free.....
After we had visited the studio and touched base with the guys there we came back to Manhattan and did a little bit of grocery shopping at the Whole Foods Market which is humungous.
I could've spent hours there just wandering around looking at all the produce and checking out all the different varieties of products.
Just look at those mushies, never seen anything like them back home...
top pic and mountains of mushies below.....
There's 2 levels of food at this place and you queue for the registers, 4 queues and wait till a register is free and you are directed to that point by the voice over the loud speaker and the display screen above you.
Now our checkout operator was guy called DDDan (Decidedly Disinterested Dan) who gazed around and didn't seem to be in a hurry and when we were having trouble figuring out how to use the credit card machine he was too interested in what everyone else was doing to offer any assistance.....oh well!!
Glad I'm not the boss, being a checkout chick from waaaaaay back I find it very annoying when you get somebody who's as slow as a wet week!!
Don't worry Dan we got our groceries you got the money and all's good
Our subway ride back from the studio in Brooklyn took us over the Manhattan Bridge and the lights are the view from the apartment.
No. 1 found a 2 ltr bottle of Dr. Pepper which is what he's been dreaming of and in the background is the city......
So that's a little bit of what we got up to today.
The adventure has begun...
there's talk of visiting Times Square and Central Park tomorrow, but I think storms are forecast so we will see how the day pans out.
New York is busy and bustling and it's warm and humid but hey, we're here and it's all great. Except for my feet which are rather sore from all the walking we did, so tomorrow it might be comfortable runners instead of what I thought were my comfy sandals.
Time for bed girls, there's some reading to be done as I am still wide awake, but it's getting late!!
Thanks for popping by and I hope you are having a great week/end wherever you are,