Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Back to Reality

Maggie seems to have forgiven us for leaving her and we are slowly getting back into the swing of life here. Yesterday was a bit of a fog because we were exhausted. We didn't stop once in five days. By the time we arrived home Monday at 2AM Pacific time we had been up for about 20 hours straight. I planned ahead and had a nurse in the morning, but my body clock had me wide awake at 7 anyway.  I did grab a nap before the nurse went home so I think I should be back to "normal" today.

We hit the ground running (or walking) when we arrived in NYC. My friend Grace Young, the cookbook author,  lives in Manhattan and despite our delayed arrival she came right to our hotel on Wednesday night  and acted as tour guide and mentor for us. We walked around Grand Central Station, Times Square and Rockefeller Center and then walked to a new hot spot on the West side where we enjoyed this fantastic view of the city at night.

 Thursday we did all the touristy stuff and loved every minute of it. Of course I did not have the right shoes and have blisters everywhere. That made the walking excruciating, but I bought new shoes and band aids we kept at it. 

I was amazed how very friendly everyone was. Even Ironman was giving directions. (my favorite picture  from our time in NYC) 

When we arrived back at the hotel in the evening we found this tray of chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of wine in the room waiting for us. It was from  from Steve's law partner Michon, who is now my bff. Bonus!!

I just enjoyed a glass of wine in the Waldorf Astoria and rested my sore and bandaged feet and thought life is pretty good

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that you had a good time, although I was hoping you would have more time to really relax!


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