Sunday, February 10, 2013

Day 1225 - New York!

Start spreading the news ....

New York, New York
(C) Deep Fried Fruit
After a mad dash to get to New York ahead of the blizzard we made it safe and sound and with time to spare.

We left my bestie's house at 8.30am on Friday and headed straight to the printers to pick up the brochures.  Cathy had made some calls at dawn (after yesterday's post) and discovered it was good to go. What a relief!

My author talk at Siegfried Elementary school was absolutely fantastic and I am so pleased I did it. The children were enthusiastic, attentive and appreciative.  So were the teachers in fact.  The Principal came and chatted to me before hand which was lovely and the President of the PTA welcomed us in and we had photos taken with her as I donated books to the library.

Leanne and Sandy (PTA President)
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There was no time to dilly dally though as the moment it ended my trusty chauffeur had us out the door and off to the bus depot. We needed to catch the 10.30 bus to New York.  We arrived at the Port Authority at around 12.45pm and between the two of us dragged 6 bags outside, through the icy conditions (in high heel boots no less) and two blocks to our hotel.  Don't ask us how we found it so easily ... it was a complete fluke.  I am very thankful I didn't end up A over T in the process.  Between the crowded walk ways, the ice, the snow, the beeping cars and the high heels, it was a hairy walk ....

But we made it and we are safe. And we are here in plenty of time for the Toy Fair.  We've already walked the streets around us, been to the Javits Center to scope out our stall space, been to a "rookies" seminar, found our local supermarket, found our local liquor store AND found Times Square and plenty of places to eat. We've got it sorted.

The Toy Fair starts tomorrow (Sunday US time) and we're relaxed.  So relaxed in fact that we've bought tickets to a comedy club tonight for a few drinks, a giggle and date night.  Oh, and the snow has stopped falling and we've got blue skies above.  And I only stepped in one deep(ish) ice puddle ... and survived.

I have to tell you though, during the night we could hear the blizzard outside. The wind was crazy and the white that welcomed us when we awoke was definitely a sight to behold.  Glad we got to New York before it all started that's for sure.

Enjoy the photos.

Eating New York pizza in the hotel room
Gotta love a pizza that requires two hands to hold each slice
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Outside the Holiday Inn Express - our hotel
(C) Deep Fried Fruit

A New York street
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The US Postal Service letter box
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Derek outside the hotel - stay warm!
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Crossing the street and sinking into the snow
(C) Deep Fried Fruit
Time Square
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New York as the snow starts to turn to slush
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Standing outside Macy's
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1 comment :

  1. Yay. Glad you made it. I hope you are enjoying your time as well as sharing Cheer Chick Charlie and avoiding blizzards.


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