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At home I’m a tourist

Filed under : New York City
On October 30, 2007
At 12:35 pm
Comments : 6

Well, Dahnuh has gone home to the Left Coast but we had a splendid time while she was here and I got to do all the touristy things that I never do. Except when houseguests are here, which I admit is fairly often. But it’s fun to be a visitor in your own town! Did you know we have museums here? Also, shopping, parks, and restaurants. I may come here more often.

One thing we did that I have done before but I still always like, no matter how touristy it is, is to do the Circle Line boat ride around Manhattan. You can do the whole island but we only did the lower half, which is fine, since you may have noticed I live on the upper half. And because I wasn’t an aloof local that day, I took lots of pictures! I pretended I was visiting from Omaha. Wow, Manhattan is sure different from… stuff they have in Omaha. Actually, we seemed to be the only Americans on the boat. I think there’s a holiday going on in the Old Country.

They sure have a lot of tall buildings in Manhattan.

Look at all those people standing in line! Suckers.

Here’s the East Side. I didn’t even know Manhattan had an East Side! It got really windy so I took this from inside. Enjoy the glassiness.

Manhattan is an island and has a lot of bridges. I learned this from our fascinating and informative tour guide. Also, what TV shows his girlfriend likes.

So that was it. Then we walked back to Times Square where we shopped for quality souvenirs amongst the populi. We also saw two cops chatting with the entrepreneur peddling copies of “How to Roll A Blunt For Dummies” from a sidewalk table. They mysteriously moved on when I sought to take a picture.

But we had a fine few days, eating BBQ, bagels with lox and cream cheese, Persian food, and Jacques Torres chocolate; I even cooked for Dah one day. Really. I mean, I baked for her too but JBall readers will know that that’s just a given. Now she’s gone but she left me with a two pound box of See’s candies so I have that going for me. Also, two bottles of wine and a beer. But I think the See’s will go faster.

Dah, who is of Japanese descent, thought that Godzilla would have liked NY better than Tokyo. The ultimate compliment! I am really going to miss this place.

Title comes from:

Gang Of Four – At Home He’s A Tourist


6 Comments for this post

  1. sarpon says:

    Lovely! Beauteous! A submarine seems to have been zeroing in on Manhattan while you were circling.

  2. Alfa says:

    Bye Dah! I’ll miss you.

    Oh, and Hi, Becca. I like you, too.

  3. Becca says:

    Sarpon, that was Kramer, swimming in the river.

    Hey! Did I mention who we ate Persian food with? It was Alfa! And a splendiferous evening was had by all, especially our waiter who adored Alfa’s shirt.

    Oh, hi, Alfa!

  4. Dahnuh says:

    Alfa has purdy hair. I miss you too, darling.

    Oh, and Becca gives good cookie.

    Becca claims she’s not a good tour guide. She lies. We had a fabulous time, and she was the best host ever. New York really *does* care.

    Thank you, Becca. You are awesome squared. XOXOXO

  5. Maureen says:

    Lovely photos. When I go back to Manhattan, I’m going to do some of that touristy stuff.

    I’m glad you enjoyed your visit with Dah. If you visit me here in Atlanta, I give you my solemn vow that I will not bake for you. Because I care.

    And you said “you can do the whole island”. Heehee.

  6. Becca says:

    Did Dahnuh just call me a square? Anyway, it was wonderful having you and having an excuse to have some fun. If I may quote Apu, and I may, “thank you, come again!”

    Maureen, when I come to Atlanta, I will just expect to get smashed; that will be the payback for your last trip here. I’ll meet you at the Wachovia on Peachtree.

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