Christmas in New York

December 21, 2007

Rebecca and I had a great time in NYC on Tuesday. After watching the kaleidoscope show at Grand Central Station, we walked up 5th Avenue. We made stops in Sephora, Saks, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

On our way to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, we walked through what I call the “Alley of Angels.”

We had an “awwww” moment when we came upon a father holding his laughing baby high in the air, à la Rafiki with Simba’s son in The Lion King, or Kunte Kinte’s father in Roots.  Everyone around was smiling at this precious moment. It was truly heartwarming.
The tree, as always, is spectacular.

Rebecca wanted to go ice skating, but I haven’t been on ice skates in many years, and I was afraid of what a fall might do to my back. It’s just as well because LA tells me the fee is pretty steep.

Speaking of my back, oddly enough, it didn’t bother me at all, even though I was on my feet for hours. Typically, the longer I’m on my feet, the shorter the length of my stride becomes. I always end up limping, and in a great deal of pain.

However, despite the amount of walking I did on Tuesday, I felt fine. And, to my amazement, I found that I was walking fast.  People usually have to slow down to accommodate me, but, on Tuesday, my 21 year old daughter had to quicken her pace to match mine.

Go me!

Song of the Day: A New York Christmas   by Rob Thomas

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11 Responses to “Christmas in New York”

  1. Pam L said

    Totally go you! I haven’t been to NYC in many many years. I used to go as often as I could when I was still living Upstate. Great pics and it looks like the weather held for you too. Glad you didn’t suffer for it either.

  2. Penny said

    this is so pretty.. Only been to NYC once and year ago and not during the holiday. I been to Quebec though right before Christmas. That was really beautiful.

  3. LeAnn said

    without having to suffer any agony. I have a lot of trouble walking too, but I don’t think I’d care if I were walking in NYC!!! This to me, is as cool as getting a Christmas I’m glad it was a great day for y’all. I love the pictures and I’m so glad you were able to enjoy yourself card from Bradford!!! I LOVE NEW YORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. LeAnn said

    Part of my comment got cut off!! Sorry!! I said I love the pictures and I’m glad you got through it without a lot of pain!!!

  5. Hurray! That’s great news; I’m so glad you had such a good trip.

  6. Michael said

    What a great day, and how wonderful that you were able to take the lead. Go you!

  7. xxcookieexx said

    The Picx Look reaaLLY cooL!!
    I also want to go to New York, but i live in AUSTRIA…
    maybe, once… (:
    hehe
    kiSs

  8. LA said

    Now I’ll have to get to St Patrick’s for more than the obvious reason (my Patrick is no saint though), I’m agog to see the new Lady and her altar.

    I’d forgotten about the wire angels! Sheesh. I think because when Alex did the tuba thing the crowds were always immense. Lucky to see the tree even! And of course I was watching my boy.

    Delighted as always to hear of your improving vim and vigor. Love you lots! ~LA

  9. Jeanette said

    Sounds like you had a great time. One of these days I’ll get there…hopefully during the holidays. It looks so pretty.

  10. Jim said

    If you come to R.I. in winter (instead of summer/fall) you can skate in an outdoor rink like that in Providence (Bank of America Skating Center, formerly Fleet Bank Skating Center before the one bank bought the other) — I think it only costs six bucks to skate (and there are also discounted times when it is less)

  11. I am glad you had a great day. It looks so pretty and I always wish I could go NY.

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