Monday, November 9, 2009

Setting up the slide projector

We: watched the ice skaters at Rockefeller Center, saw Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee taping the end of the Today Show, saw the winter snowflake lights on Saks Fifth Avenue and all the fancy window displays in the high-end stores, climbed and walked and skipped and jumped and meandered and backtracked and ogled, took a carriage ride through Central Park, found Tango at the Central Park Zoo, rode a carousel, met aliens from Mars, visited the M&Ms store and the Hershey store, rode a Ferris wheel, ate New York bagels and New York pizza, rode the subway, high-fived Mickey Mouse and Elmo and Elvis and a duck, spotted a naked barefoot transvestite, saw the Statue of Liberty, walked across the Brooklyn bridge, sat on stoops, and most importantly, saw lots and lots of yellow taxis.

The girls developed a strong affinity for pigeons, which they have declared to be the bestest funnest birds in the whole world.

New Yorkers entirely betray their jaded, uncaring reputation when your daughter falls asleep with her head dangling sideways into foot traffic. "Sir, sir! Ma'am? Your daughter's head...?"

If one daughter manages to lose a shoe at night in the middle of Times Square, the lovely husband will carry her the blocks and blocks home to our hotel. If the other daughter, perfectly in possession of two shoes, is jealous of the ride, he will carry them both.

L's idea of heaven on Earth, if you asked her, would be this M&Ms store.

Street walkers.

Both parties were open-mouthed.

It's good to be King.

It's too bad I didn't get my camera on faster, because her hair was really perfect.

Safety first.

Oh, New York. We would if we could. Pin It