Well, it was hard to believe but my Winter in Manhattan Odyssey was at it's end! And, I am absolutely thrilled that I gave myself this gift especially as it was such a wicked winter. I was planning on flying down to NYC Friday after work, but thankfully I am able to watch the manifest numbers and saw that my chances on getting on the flight stand-by were slim to none. So, back to my good old Megabus. Managed to jump on an earlier bus than planned and got to “my apartment” earlier than I would have had I flown.
|Rosa Mexicano, photo courtesy of their website|
|The Garage Flea Market, photo courtesy of their wbsite|
Over to K’s to give her the Bed Bath and Beyond finds for her bed, then off to dinner at Artisinal again. It was delicious, but the service was frustratingly slow that night. (Been having bad experiences with poor service at restaurants lately, in New York and at home, and I really am not that fussy.)
K went off to work and I headed to the UES to see “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” that Roomie was stage managing. It was thoroughly zany and entertaining. Home we went for my last night in “my” Manhattan apartment. I left Roomie and Daughter to chill together and retreated to my room.
|Flea Market Cafe|
K and I then treated ourselves to mani-pedi’s (one of the few things to be had in NYC relatively cheaply!) K then headed up to New Haven, and I went home to finish packing up my winter apartment. Roomie and I visited, and I gave her a true Boston gift, a cobalt blue Cod Pitcher from Shreve Crump and Low as a keepsake and huge thank you for opening up her home, and heart, to me. I truly came away from my Odyssey with so much more than I had planned, or anticipated! I am blessed!
I saw, explored, and ate at so many of the places I had wanted to. There are still so many more that I want, need, to see. I will. And, now I even have a small, but wonderful network of my own in Manhattan! My Odyssey did not cure my dream of living in Manhattan. I would in a heartbeat. But, I know for a certainty that it is Manhattan I want to live in, and for that much money is needed to do it comfortably. So, for now this will suffice. Again, I am blessed.