Thursday 13 October, 2014 – New York, United States of America
… the big lights do inspire you.
From quaint streets and quietly spoken French to bright lights and loud American-English… there is no doubt that we are now in New York, New York.
It was a dark arrival into New York last night, and the skyline appeared as an eerie silhouette as we made our way in by airport bus (driven by a very assertive African-American man). The ride in took at least an hour, which made it about midnight London time, but through my tiredness and Lorazepam haze (for fear of flying), I was still wowed by the glitzy lights of Times Square. Our apartment is in a great location, basically in Times Square… tiny, hot, and noisy but the location definitely outweighs all of this. I know from experience with booking for my clients, that you don’t get a lot of bang for your buck in New York, so this was a good find on Fiona’s part.
True to Jarrod’s promise to his lady, we stopped at Starbucks (sorry coffee fanatics) for a Spiced Pumpkin Latte.. It tasted like pumpkin soup for the first couple of sips, and then just a very milky coffee… Oh well, I got enough of a caffeine hit to make me function for the day.
After this we stopped at a barbershop to get Jarrod a haircut (much needed, as he was starting to look a bit like Goku), and the lovely Russian lady who worked there by herself did a great job!!
Much to Fiona’s delight, we found some more squirrels in Madison Park… These ones were a lot friendlier than the ones in Hyde Park… I suppose the ones in Hyde Park are paying a higher rent and/or they know Kate Middleton personally.They were very cute wee guys, and I actually managed to get a decent picture!
This evening we went to Broadway and saw Les Mis – WOW!! I loved the production that my highschool did, and I loved the movie enough to watch it three times, but this was just amazing… I actually had tears in my eyes. The final act with the whole cast singing Do You Hear The People Sing was just as powerful as I have always imagined it would be. I’m sure they get a standing ovation every night.
Well, it’s past midnight and like a nana, I’m ready for bed! Watch this space for tomorrow’s blog!