Something that happened today has left Patti and I scratching our heads. If we had tried to arrange this, it would have been difficult to pull off, but...well, it is a small world....after all. It all started back in the Philadelphia airport. We spotted someone in the boarding lounge, and we both said..."hmmm, is that someone we should know? Someone famous. An athlete maybe?" After hearing the story of how Sean Penn destroyed someone's cellphone in a California bar, I decided discretion was the better part of valour. I snuck a photo of this fellow...perhaps some of you recognize him? Oh, and just for general information...he sat in coach! Oh, and he had HUGE guns!!! And by guns, I don't mean the shootin' kind!! Anyway, we arrived at LaGuardia and we went our way, he went his. End of....
Today, we are wondering around 7th Avenue, on our way to Macy's, and right around 39th street, ish, who do we run into? You guessed it
What a day, what a day. We started out by finding a real gem of a local diner for a great breakfast. We weren't keen on a) spending $12 for toast in the hotel restaurant, and b) walking 12 miles to pay $2 for toast. Thanks to Google (it is becoming our new favourite word here in NYC...whenever we want to find out something...we just look at one another and say "google-it") we found the Evergreen Restaurant. And the best thing was, it was less than 200 steps from our hotel. We had 2 eggs, hash browns, toast, and tea or coffee for $5.95. Lord love a duck, you can't beat that!
After breakfast we were off to Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes. In one word...it was AMAZING! No one could leave that performance without being in the mood for the holidays. It's just a shame those girls weren't a little taller, thinner and more coordinated!!! ;)
Right around the corner from Radio City is the "Magnolia Bakery", made famous by Sex in the City
After lunch we were off to do some shopping at Macy's and the holiday outdoor market at Bryant Park. We also picked up some tickets to a Saturday matinee of Kinky Boots. Tonight...we're off to see Billy Crystal...but not until we've finished our cakes. Patti says we're adults now, so it's okay to have desert for supper!!! Let me tell you....they TASTE even better than they look!!!
It IS a small world after all!!
Friday, November 22, 2013
New York, New York, United States