Why do vacation weeks go by so quickly? As I write this I am a few hours from leaving our Happy Healing Home (to be referred to Hx3 furthermore) to head back to Boston to “reality”; one that still takes my breath away when I dwell on it too much.
|Things seen while meandering...|
In research to try and get Wild Berry Traveling off the ground and viable, I met with three lodgings relatively close to Hx3. I like to build relationships, and prefer smaller Inns and hotels when I travel, so I thought for my business, I’d prefer the same. So many people, myself included for many years, stick to Midtown Manhattan when they come to New York City. It’s crazy there, all the time. The neighborhoods have so much flavor, character, and are quieter! And, if I have clients stay closer to myHx3, it would work better for all concerned.
Lia at 1871 House (139 62 Street between Park & Lexington); Deanna at Affinia Gardens (215 East 64th Street between 2 & 3rd Avenues); and Daniel at Gracie Inn Hotel/B&B (502 East 81st Street between York and East End Avenues ) were all so kind to give time out of their very busy days to meet, greet, and show me their respective lodgings. I hope to do much business with them in the future.
Thursday and Friday nights of my vacation I was once again thoroughly entertained by Original Bindings Productions presentation of NAKED THEATRE, one act plays about being emotionally exposed. (Kristi sang between each act.) I have managed to give out many cards for Original Bindings in my travels of the city, as many people I meet love finding small productions. It’s not always about Broadway!
On my way to theater on Friday night, I went via Grand Central to see: The Start of a Giant Pumpkin Masterpiece Featuring the Largest Pumpkins in the World! Friday, October 19, 10am–7pm @Taxi Stand (43rd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue). Master Carver Ray Villafane of Food Network fame and his team of carvers begin to transform these massive pumpkins into a life-size zombie. An intricately carved, glowing 1800+ pound pumpkin, one of the three largest in the world, will also be on display. Spectators are encouraged to pose with the enormous pumpkin for a fun Halloween photo op!
While there I decide to treat myself to one of my favorite cocktal bars, The Campbell Apartment. Inside was a zoo, but during good weather seats are added outside. Since it’s been an almost perfect weather week, and I know the end is near for being outside in the evenings, I happily found a seat. And, had a wonderful conversation with yet another interesting, lovely Lady! (She has asked if we may consider dog-sitting for her Puppy in her waterfront home in Williamsburg!)
Saturday I had bought a Daily Candy special with www.iadventure.com for a Chocolate Walking Tour in Soho. Our guide, Bob Gelber, is a registered New York City Guide who has created a new niche for himself in retirement! He has a small company, www.WalkinNY.com, as well as being very involved with Big Apple Greeters, Open House NY, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Foods Tours of New York.
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