Sunday, August 8, 2010
New York, New York
I am not a city girl, as I grew up in a peaceful suburb of Chicago and lived in Los Angeles, where the whole county is basically a gigantic suburb.
During the time I lived in downtown Chicago, I was always intimidated by the crowded streets and the close quarters people lived in, and parking was practically a life or death situation. I learned to parallel park out of survival mode and found out you need a whole different level of driving skills just to get from point A to point B. It was serious stuff.
Naturally, my interest for a city like New York, is minimal.
Yesterday, though, I had a wonderful (personal) visit to that very city.
For a very good reason, I would travel to a city I'm not a big fan of.
In the cab (NOTE: I am in my uniform, I don't wear pins like that on my shirt when in street clothes)
Yes the cab ride was scary and the streets were way too busy for my liking, but it really is true who you are with makes up for whatever that is lacking in any other department.
(pic courtesy of nycgo.com)
We had a nice dinner at a cute bistro on Greenwich Street (508) and enjoyed a bottle of wine in the hotel room til the wee hours.
Almost empty bottle of red wine