Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sights and Shopping in NYC

A new experience for us was riding in a NYC taxi....three of us shared a cab and rode several blocks to Macy's...when we got there it was lunch time so we headed to the basement...everyone chose their meal and as you can imagine it was packed to the gills. There was a table with one well dressed gentleman seated...we all surrounded him, sat down and began eating. He continued reading his newspaper, never saying a word. When he finished his meal, he stood up, folded his paper and said, "ladies, have a nice day, spend lots of money in Macy's and I'll leave the paper for you to read."

Our driver was very nice, answering our questions...I'm quite certain he had never heard three ladies from the south utter, "Gosh", " yonder", and "oh, my Lord"......

My pictures are all mixed up...I have a new Notebook laptop that is totally unfamiliar to me and it is not co-operating with me...this on Top Of The Rock....very windy.



We look like we're about to fly away.




This looks quite different than the sights we see at home.





Top of the Rock....you can see many famous landmarks from the top including Central Park where we on another day had lunch at Tavern On The Green.



The Empire State Building....wonder if Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are still on the observation deck...one of my favorite movies....



As you enter Top of the Rock there is a gorgeous 14,000 Swaroski crystal chandelier...there are, according to the internet, 300 stores located in this facility.




I agree with this....especially at Christmas...







Well, as I said before, my pictures are mixed up and I couldn't get them to slide....Macy's windows and outside decorations were beautiful. Many, many people were Christmas shopping. We rode the wooden escalator up to the nineth floor and enjoyed seeing all the decorated trees and ornaments galore. I did bring a beautiful Empire State Building ornament home for our tree.
More sights next time.....






8 comments:

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dear Friend Betty.....

I am so sorry to hear that you are having problems with your new notebook..... causing you frustration instead of the joy hoped for. I know it takes time to become accustomed to new things, particularly where technology is involved.... I’m sure, given time, it will become just like the old-friend-laptop that it has replaced.

Betty, your e-mails are getting through to me. One last evening and three that were almost the same content came through during the night.... I have just read them. I’ll write shortly... let me know if you receive it.

I’m enjoying your trip to New York. The birds-eye views of the city are truly amazing.... yes, as you say, quite different to South Georgia. Tell me Betty, is by choice or coincidence that most of you are wearing red?

Take care and keep warm.... hope you don’t get that snow you wrote of.
Blessings - Marion

Beth said...

Betty, thank you for the tour of NYC! I look forward to hearing and seeing more from your trip. So glad you had the opportunity to go!
Blessings, Beth

Mrs. G said...

You are such a cutie. You even look darling with your hair blowing up in the air.
Hope you have a sweet Valentines Day.
Hugs,
Sue

Barbara said...

Ladies in red!
Reminds me of my trip to the top of the Empire State building in 1960. Quite a thing then as we did not have sky scrapers here at that time.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a wonderful, trip of a lifetime. Y'all sure made the most of your time. So glad you went and enjoyed.

Phyllis

Barbara Jean said...

What a great experience!!

blessings

barbara jean

Silène said...

It's too fun. I'm "Elinor Dashwood" too, I like so much penstemons ( but it's too cold in my garden in winter), and one of my favorite moovie is this one with Meg Ryan...
Have a verry nice day !
From Belgium ( Europe)
Silène

Betty said...

Silene,
Thank you for visiting with me and commenting.

Sleepless in Seattle is truly one of my favorite movies...

Please visit with me again...Betty