Day one we walked up 5th avenue and through a bit of Central Park, which is always an adventure.
MOMA isn't even considered their best collection, but I'll have to save the other museums for future visits.Year's ago I made a lit of 101 things I want to do (101 is to make another list-this isn't a lifetime list, these are things I want to do soon, though they are huge (and small)-movies I wanted to see, books I wanted to read, classes I wanted to take, and places I want to go). I've done a lot of things on my list, but #11 was to see Coney Island. I love 'vintage' beach towns. She was hit last year by Sandy, but I visited this year and she seems to be in good shape.
I grabbed a hot dog at Nathan's (yes, it really is a better dog than most, though Wrigley field's dog still gets my vote as the best ever, this is a close second).
We ended 4 (too short) days of site seeing hanging out with Iris, eating in her quiet little neighborhood near Columbia, and getting to enjoy her view of the Hudson and bridges below.
No doubt, New York City is such a foreign way of living to my suburban ways. I'm so spoiled by 'driving' anywhere and everywhere, but my life also lacks the charm of neighborhood restaurants and small grocery stores that know my name. The buildings I live near don't have stories to tell like these do, and the most varied accents usually come from what part of Texas you are from and how deep your twang. I want to get back much sooner than another 8 years and hear a few more of the stories the city has to share.