October 09, 2004

Travelog: Day One

And we're here! Sure, a little later than we'd have liked - the train was slightly delayed because a door or something wouldn't open. They felt the need to check this out every time we stopped. Other than that? The trip here was fine. Once we got to the hotel - tiny, cool and tres chic - we had a little bit of time to walk around the city. In our hike to Central Park and back, we noticed that everything looks pretty much as it did five years ago. The crazies are still here. And the tall building - although two have gone missing since the last time we are here. Their presence, however, remains. And the people? They're ALL still here too. Along with the lights and cabs and horns and street vendors all making me wonder how it is people manage to get by here for more than a week.

We're off to dinner, to one of our favorite places, to celebrate our anniversary. Five years ago today, I married the most wonderful woman in the world. I love you Beth!

Posted by Chris at October 9, 2004 06:07 PM

Happy Anniversary, you crazy kids! And take it easy on the Big Apple, ok? They're not use to the likes of you guys!

Posted by: Buzz at October 9, 2004 06:19 PM

(sighs wistfully) That's Times Square, isn't it!?!?

I'm. SO. jealous. Oh, OH! And don't forget to go have a drink in the Plaza! (Hotel, that is.) You know, because Billy Joel said so.

Posted by: Broad at October 9, 2004 06:44 PM

awww, enjoy your anniversary dinner! and we need more than just ONE pic! i want, like...3984729374 pictures. i've never been to New York, and i would love to go someday. but right now i must live vicariously through the likes of the Cactus family. take lots of pics! take pics of you at dinner! take pics of the dirty streets! i wanna see EVERYthing! haha. :)

Posted by: tiffanie at October 9, 2004 08:31 PM

Congratulations to both of you on 5 years. :)

Posted by: charm at October 9, 2004 09:06 PM

Happy anniversary!

I was in NYC earlier today. I might have passed you all on the street. I find that sort of exciting.

Posted by: Claire at October 9, 2004 09:22 PM

Happy Anniversary! Be Sure to celebrate it, NYC style!!

P.S. Be Watchful of those damn vehicles on the sidewalk. I had a friend in the city for a business trip and as she was being the typical tourist, walking down the street, she was LOUDLY and RUDELY honked at by a car....She, being the polite woman she is, apologized and stepped aside and then realized, HELLO, she was on the sidewalk, you know where the pedestrians walk...not where the cars drive? Things like that, you can only see in the grandess of New York City!

Posted by: Dawn at October 9, 2004 11:08 PM

I Heart New York! Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your vacation.

Posted by: Nicole at October 10, 2004 12:16 AM

I hope you are having fun in New York, Chris!

Happy Anniversary!

If you get a chance, try Tavern on the Green near Central Park, I ate there when I was younger, and it was great, I think.

Posted by: Rockchild at October 10, 2004 05:02 AM

Oh yeah, another great place to eat is a Chinese Restaurant called the Cottage on the West side of Central Park.

They have great Chinese food, specially their Chinese Taco's!

Posted by: Rockchild at October 10, 2004 05:05 AM

Happy anniversary!! :)) Make lots of pics for us to see. Which tiny hotel are you staying?

Posted by: Sweety at October 10, 2004 08:31 AM

Now it's Sunday morning, but happy anniversary anyway! I hope ya'll are having a whirlwind romantic weekend in the city that doesn't sleep...

Posted by: samantha at October 10, 2004 08:39 AM

Happy (late) Anniversary, you two! Hope you are tearing the city up and having lots of delicious food and fun times together.

Posted by: supine at October 10, 2004 11:51 AM

Happy Anniversary Chris and Beth!!

Enjoy your trip, stay safe, have fun!

Posted by: Desiree' at October 10, 2004 01:22 PM

Awww, happy anniversary :)

Posted by: RockStar Mommy at October 10, 2004 03:56 PM

Happy Anniversary, Chris and Beth!!

Posted by: DeAnn at October 11, 2004 01:33 AM

Happy Anniversary!

And can I just tell you how my heart ACHES when I see pictures of NYC. I took a weekend trip there in 2002 and I fell madly and deeply in love with the city. I want to go back so desperately. Sigh...


Posted by: yvonne at October 11, 2004 01:39 AM

Happy Anniversary, you guys! Sounds like you're having fun.

Posted by: Fraulein N at October 11, 2004 08:16 AM

I hope y'all had a wonderful anniversary!

Posted by: Kelley at October 11, 2004 11:29 AM

Happy, Happy Anniversary!
Now, remember, we are all living vicariously through you two, so lets make it good shall we?! LOL

Posted by: Jade at October 11, 2004 12:47 PM

Wow, you were on the train with my ex-boyfriends mother. Other than that, or the same thing happened to another train on the same day. Very strange.

Posted by: Kerry at October 11, 2004 03:59 PM