After this post I promise not to talk about New York, but I
could not show and tell you about this place and leave out the ever present trash piles
stacked ever so neatly
I have been sheltered here in Utah.
No one told me that as I would walk the amazing streets of
New York there would be half the wide sidewalks lined and piled up in front of each business.
Where were the garbage cans I asked?
How can this be...really?
You mean there are at least 25,000 restaurants down here and this is how they handle the trash?
this is America, we have high trash standards.
Luckily the weather was chilly
would if it was July...stinky?
I was told that this created jobs.
But what about bugs/rodents?
What if it snows and it freezes together?
for where I live
I mean I can get in my own car and go anywhere I want... easily.
Cabs...I have never been so scared in my life.
A cab ride in New York...your life in their hands,
they don't always want to take you where you want to be
they'll just drop you off.
You heard it right
JUST DROP YOU OFF
and ask you pay them
they pretend they don't know your language
and even act like they know where they are going.
Boxes stacked from shop merchandise
(thankful I can burn mine at home.)
I heard 13 ups drivers supply the empire state building
each day. I actually felt bad for the ups drivers they
work twice as hard as ours.
It's not easy living in New York.
Your groceries need to be delivered and you WALK to a
market almost daily.
No walmarts (not a bad idea, yeah New York)
and no gas stations on every corner
rare to see a gas station.
Subway transportation...an experience of a lifetime.
Not as scary as imagined
and some people have their jobs entertaining you there.
We all must eat.
Here are the two twin trade towers that are being rebuilt
and will be finished in 2 years.
They are the ones that have the antenna's sticking on top,
which are cranes.
They light up at night and will be taller than the former.
We were staying only 3 blocks from them.
This was taken from the statue tour boat
showing the new york skyline.
That placed us close to Fire Station 1
the first responders to 911
again a compact city
a little one way street to pull those big trucks onto.
New York has a high noise level
always a siren.
I'll end with Time Square, now that's
wildly overstimulating but good
We attended Billy Elliott on Broadway which was
Jersey boys, LOVED THE MUSIC...Frankie Valli-
the 4 Seasons put me back to Jr. High age with
Sherry, Big Girls don't cry, Can't take my eyes off you,
Dawn, My eyes adored you etc.
A must see for you boomers.
Okay I'm done now with my trash talk
I do want to thank my daughter and her husband for
inviting us along with their family.
Wouldn't tackle New York without helpers
that means probably would never have gotten there
Be glad I didn't trash talk the airlines:
I will a little bit though...can't help myself!
GOING: 2 hour wait AFTER boarding for broken windshield.
COMING HOME: after boarding had to get off ,something to do with fuel, what was suppose to be 1/2 hour turned into
7 hours at the airport with 4 children under 13.
Now...Back to business!
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