My feet think it’s been a long day. A blister threatens to form in the middle of the left footsie. But what a wonderful day it’s been! We’ve had some high excitement.
First we walked ten minutes to the subway and zoomed beneath the earth to emerge on Times Square. I have never seen anything like Times Square. It’s crazy! It’s nuts! There are thousands of tourists and workers, flashing signs, Broadway plays, skyscrapers and everything else you might imagine. We toured around before attempting a search for the “Today Show” building. My mom and dad watch this every morning (and sometimes so do we) so Kiah and I scouted for the tell-tale building. Finally, a success! We found it! Kiah suggested I have my picture taken with Meredith and Matt.
We enjoyed lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant with a woman named Jody, whom I’ve met on-line through the Gaia.com Diving Deeper writing workshop. The food and company proved exceptional! Kiah absolutely loved her Pad Thai.
We returned back to the apartment for a mid-afternoon siesta before starting out again. This time we walked blocks and blocks to the Green Market in Union Square. We wandered through the booths selling vegetables, flowers, honey, and other delicacies. I think photographing food is amazingly interesting. I couldn’t decide whether to show you the asparagus, the radishes or the apples. How about the radishes?
You just never know who you’ll meet on the streets of New York City. There are so many different kinds of people! Everywhere you look there are folks in all sorts of attire speaking all sorts of languages. So many of them look so interesting, as if you’d like to get in a nice long conversation and discuss all sorts of deep things with them. Instead, you just pass on by, sometimes with a friendly smile, or sometimes just staring exhausted straight ahead, tired from all the walking.
Tonight we ate at a Greek restaurant with the windows wide open, half inside and half outside. Afterward we hiked over to the Hudson River and almost caught the sunset. The sun was just disappearing beneath the horizon as we crossed the busy road and reached the riverfront. Kiah pointed out where the plane had crashed earlier this winter as she hiked along the Hudson, a few miles south of where the plane went down.
We hailed a taxi for home and now I’m bleary-eyed typing this blog while drinking peppermint tea. Almost time for bed soon! Another fun day in Manhattan…