S: Country Man Goes to the City New York City, December 2010
BC: So long New York City. Ronnie has had his share of you.
1: NYC | You were a bit out of sorts on the way to NYC. Early flight... | I was so excited for you to go to NYC. LOve these family trips with you two. Love you both. | .
2: The view from our wonderful room at our most favorite hotel in NYC! Mother really hooked you up with a wonderful view! Although, I don't really know how impressed you were with New York City though. | Taxi Cabs at the Airport...of course, you wanted to get in the black limo with someone we did't even know!
3: View of Macy's | Lunch at Macy's | Yep, folks, this is what happens when you take the country to the city. See that face on Pocky? I don't think that he's impressed.
5: The Great Tree at Macy's It makes Mother and I swoon... Mother and I have spent many a hours at this place and know it well. I hate that you didn't get to know it as well as us. Ha.
7: After getting settled in we grabbed an early dinner at Macy's and then headed uptown to see our Broadway Show. You guys LOVED it. I liked it too. We took you to Rockefeller Center and all you wanted to see was Megyn Kelly from FOX News. LOL. I wish that we had a leash for you because you were hard to keep up with on your hunt to see her. Seeing your face light up in Times Square was a surreal moment for me. I think that you thought that was cool. Perhaps the most annoying moment of the entire trip was the "argument of color lights" between you and Mother. "Those silver lights were pretty." "What silver lights?" "Those were blue lights." It lasted FOREVER.
8: THE BIG APPLE
9: You seemed just a little excited about those remote helicopters at Toys 'R Us. It was quite humorous watching you watch them. Mother and I both got a laugh out of it. | Toys 'R Us Times Square
10: Statue of Liberty: It was breathtaking. A positive welcome after touring Ground Zero.
11: day 3
13: The next day Mother and I snuck out for some Macy's retail therapy and then met you at the hotel to walk down to Wall Street and Ground Zero. You got to pop into the Empire State Building which I KNOW you wanted to go up in...ha. We ended up starting out on our walk and made it to NYU and turned around because of darkness. We got to see a lot of fun sights on our trek which finally led us to dinner at a "too loud" restaurant for you. Then, we headed over to Bloomingdale's and Dillon's Candy Shop. We actually lost you in Bloomingdale's and it took a while to locate you. Your feet were really hurting you even though you wouldn't admit it. We then headed over to Grand Central Station which you seemed to really enjoy and actually found a train shop (you secretly liked it even though you knew it was going to cost you money). You also got to see a homeless crack on this night that you probably will never forget. Hehe
14: The next morning we got an early start to hit the train store, Ground Zero and the Statue of Liberty. We decided instead of walking your little tootsies off today that we would take a cab to Ground Zero. Wise choice except when we couldn't get one for the ride back.
15: You also got to see the NY Public Library and walk up 5th Avenue in the middle of the day.
16: Ground Zero was such a solemn place. You almost felt like you should not even be there. We happened to catch a tour mid-session and it put things into perspective from a survivors point of view. The stories were heartbreaking and I will never think of that day the same again. Totally humbling experience.
17: This trip totally put things into perspective from the images burned in your mind from television reports. So many lives lost... | Ground Zero December, 2010
18: You had a trip to Tiffany's planned for Mother for months. Every day you would ask me, "are we close to it yet?" Finally, after Ground Zero, we made our way back to the store. | Tiffany's
19: As we were walking toward the store, I kept trying to tell you it was coming up on the left. You got so excited that you tried to escort Mother into the service entrance. LOL. She did not want to go in, but reluctantly gave in...I mean, who wouldn't? She knew you weren't going to let it go until she did. Once she got in there she meant business. At first she was timid, but it didn't take long until she was trying everything on.