"Home is where one starts from."
~T. S. Eliot~
We are now back "home" in the
"Armpit of the South"....as a good friend of mine used to say of this part of the world we live in.
It is a bit more than sweaty here you know.
The weather has turned a tad nicer since we've been gone though so that's good.
Miss Priss and I on 5th Ave.....drooooooling.
"There's no place like home, there's no place like home...."
I keep saying that.....and clicking my Ruby Travel Slippers...which were really not slippers at all but instead were these babies.....
"Fitflops" don't leave home without them.
Ladies can I warn you.....DO NOT travel to New York in anything less than the most comfortable shoes you own! If you don't own any....buy some before you go. Trust me. Thank GOD I was prepared.
Anyhow this place I've called "home" that I've come back to....well, it feels familiar....but somehow it's messier than I remember. Ugh!!!
I am contending with left over hurricane stuff....blah.....forgot about that for five days which was nice.
And putting away the suitcases, washing dirty clothes....sorting piles of pamphlets. Why do people always pick up so many of these things????
My husband is FAMOUS for that. HA!
It's overwhelming to be back because you feel like you took MONTHS to plan a trip and it's over in five minutes.
I hate that.
Our trip was great.....we were able to see SO much more than I had even planned.
New York City reminded me of London.... London of course is so much older though and even more historical.
Both are busy cities with fabulous Theatre Districts and lots of people everywhere and great shops and sights. Yet they are entirely different.
Busy Times Square Corner
Mounted NYPD officers in Times Square
We LOVED New York!!! It's crazy fun there.
We were able to see TWO Broadway Shows which was great because I had only planned on one. :~)
New York is so historical (which I love) and it has so much to do there...there is NO place on earth like that city.
However......make sure you take a bucket full of money along with you. HA!
I think we did pretty well in our planning for this trip....we didn't veer off too badly at all. Thankfully!
I have many "Tips" for any of you first time travelers to NYC...now that I am a huge "Expert and Authority" on traveling there now.....HA!
Empire State Bldg.
I will post more photos and write more about this all in the next few days as I am able.
For now I have got to get caught up here at home and get "Back into the SWING" of life here.....which is a much slower pace (in some ways).....and hotter, but with a million more cars and less people walking on the sidewalks.
Next trip....I think I want to go to MAYBERRY!!! HA!
Actually though...I think I want to MOVE there.
I've been threatening my family with this thought ever since the hurricanes.
I'm going to be checking those places out....believe me.
See you soon......