Tuesday, August 26, 2008

We're Here!

Here's a quiz question for you:
1. You know you are in New York City when:

A. You don't understand a word the taxi driver says but you understand the finger he is giving someone else.

B. You walk outside your hotel room and immediately are hit up for money by a panhandler.

C. You can buy two hot dogs and a drink at Gray's Papayas for $3.50

D. You can buy a slice of cheesecake at Cafe Lalo's for $8.00.

E. All of the above

Yes, that pretty well sums up our first evening in the big apple. My sister and I met up a little bit later than planned (thank you FAA for the computer glitch across the nation, however, I am just grateful for the safe flight)

Yes, our taxi driver managed to irritate another driver to which our driver responded with an ugly finger gesture. Imagine that.

Yes, we walked 30 blocks one way to get a piece of cheesecake from Cafe Lalo's. You know, Cafe Lalo's from You've Got Mail. The place where Meg Ryan goes to met her internet love only to have Tom Hanks show up and he realizes his internet friend is his enemy. And let me just say a couple of things about Cafe Lalo's:
1. That's me in the picture
2. The cheese cake is totally worth the 60 blocks round trip and two blisters on my feet.

Can I just interject here with a statement that the blisters on my feet from walking tonight prove that fashion and function are mutually exclusive terms when it comes to foot wear. Ok, I will proceed.

Yes, we had hot dogs and cheese cake in the same night. What can I say? It's vacation. That's my sister in the picture with the hot dog.

I love being back in New York City, so many memories here. That's all for now. I will write more tomorrow.
Take care,

P.S. I know what you mean mom about the comments feeling like an eye quiz. I can't tell you how many times I put in the wrong letters!


Bubba's Sis said...

Oh how fun! I'm glad you made it safely! Have a GREAT time and be safe!

Suzie said...

Too bad Im off to my folks today otherwise Id have you over for dinner

D... said...

Ahh, NYC! Where the blisters on the feet are plentiful! :) I always come home with about 4 on each foot. But I don't care!

We got 3 hot dogs from a corner vendor near 30 Rock & 2 drinks. It cost us $17. I think we went to the wrong place!

Your first day/night sounds delightful. I can't wait to hear about the second!

duganheimer said...

Wow, Julie! It sounds like so much fun. I'll be praying for a safe and happy time for you and your sister. Two more days until our big trip! We're all so excited! Have fun!!