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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmastime in New York City 12.8.07

Bob and I drove up to New York to spend the weekend with my brother and sister in law and we thoroughly enjoyed walking all over the city with them. They really know the city and they took us on a walking tour that included Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, the Village, all the shops around 34th Street - including the delightful Macy's window decorations among others and the fantastic Chelsea Market. We had dinner with them and my cousin Jim and his wife Evie at an Italian restaurant on Saturday and in Chinatown on Sunday and drinks in Pershing Square. We stopped in Rockefeller Center to meet up with friends of ours from Phoenix who were vacationing there. The drive up took about 3 hours and on Saturday morning there wasn't much traffic so it went smoothly. It was a lot of fun and we hope to do it again while they are still living up there, before my brother decides to retire! Here are a few of the sights we enjoyed:

The Chelsea Market in the former bakery complex of Nabisco (visit: www.chelseamarket.com to read all about its history and transformation into an upscale market)

Little Italy is getting littler all the time but it's still fun

Macy's does an amazing job of decorating for the holidays

One of New York's shop windows decorated for Christmas

One of my favorite window displays

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