Thursday, February 05, 2009

Back From The Big City

We couldn't possibly be typical NY tourists because we forgot to take pictures of just about everything we did and saw. Donna took this picture of Jonathan and me on Monday morning's trip on the famous NY Metro to downtown. After this ride, we walked for hours as Jonathan showed us - pretty much all of Manhattan - by foot. It really was fun. The weather was a warm 45 with sunshine and we truly enjoyed it. The best part, of course, was just getting to spend time with Jonathan and Holly, and see where they live and how they functioned in such a huge place. We held up the hallmarks of the Root family. We ate a lot and talked late into the night - just enjoyed being together. It truly is a totally different world in the Big Apple. I told Donna that I felt more like I was in a foreign country there than when we went to Europe or Australia.

We got to see Central Park, Times Square, Broadway Theatres, and more stores and restaurants than anyone could visit in a lifetime. One of the most interesting things we got to do was tour all the backstage area of the Golden Theatre where Ave Q is. It was amazing to see all the technical and electrical stuff that was totally hidden from the audience. We had NY pizza at John's Pizzeria Tuesday evening. It's across the street from the Majestic Theatre where Phantom has been playing forever. It's incredible pizza! JD went to do his show while we went to their apartment with Holly to visit and await his return - about 10:45. It snowed all day Tuesday, but seemed to have no effect on anyone in NY. It was pretty to have coffee at the Times Square Marriott and watch the snow come down on such an iconic piece of real estate.
Holly took this picture for us out in the courtyard of the apartment complex they live in. The door to their apartment is off to the left of this picture. Once again, we forgot to get the camera out once we got upstairs. So we have no pictures of it or of Holly - or even of their two cats, Mordecai and Delilah.
We had a wonderful visit. It was just so nice to sit and talk without any interruptions or concern about schedules. I am very thankful that they are doing so well and loving what they do - and were they live. I am also very thankful that we found some inexpensive plane tickets which made the trip possible. Can't wait until we get to be together again. God is good.

3 comments:

Nathan said...
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Nathan said...

Ack, deleted my last post! Well, I meant to say, I'm glad you had a good time up there and I'm glad that you guys made it back safely! :)

elizabeth said...

I can't believe that between the two of you, you didn't get any more pictures!!! At least you have proof that you rode the subway. :) So glad you guys had a good trip. Now....if Chad and I could just get our trip to NY planned...