Welcome to New York.
What a city!
Day 1 and the skies are blue.
Paul and I were up at the crack of sparrows –
jetlag combined with excitement –
Shall we walk to the Freedom Tower? asks I.
Sure, says Paul.
On a sunny day like today, it’s the perfect way to see the city.
And so we did.
One step at a time.
Through Times Square,
We cut through the flower district to 6th, because it got exhausting swimming against the people flow on 7th, all streaming into work.
Always plodding along, with the Freedom Tower ahead…
Very warm and lovely.
Was I glad I had comfie shoes on and no coat to carry!!!
So we paid out respects at the Twin Towers Memorial.
The last time I was here, it was all behind walls,
but now it is an open-to-the-public-park.
We took ten to reflect..
Walked on down to Battery Park, to say hi to
The Statue of Liberty
Paul was soaking it all up like a sponge.
Very long long walk.
26,282 to be precise!
Told you Saturday is a step by step blog !!
That’s 21.7 kilometres.
That’s 13.5 miles !!!!!
And all before lunchtime !!
We walked most of the way back to Broadway
to meet up with Grace and her friend Nick for lunch at Stardust.
What a nice guy and what a fab restaurant!
It’s like being in a Broadway show! The waiters and waitresses are hugely talented performers and singers,
who sing while they serve.
A MUST GO TO if you ever visit New York.
The food is great too!
In the evening we went to see Kinky Boots.
A fantastic musical and 100% talent and entertainment.
The main man who played Lola, Alan Mingo Jr. was incredible.
Actually, they all were.
So all in all a wonderful day, filled with colour, life and excitement.
We are walking the other half of Manahttan today!
Central Park here we come!!!
I can feel a boating trip coming on…
Love & Hugs,