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Bagels, Pizza, Hot Dogs and Race Tracks - New York City?

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2005 08:23 pm
Gobble, gobble...

we just got back from a wonderful BBQ place. The travelers are busy packing for the morrow..
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 03:02 am
Spoke with Beth last night. She said she and Noddy had a wonderful time in the Big Apple yesterday.

I'm meeting her at about 1:00 this afternoon for a long walk. (No...not off a short pier!)
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Ethel2
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 07:12 am
Yes, I suggest you walk in the direction away from the water, Frank. We don't want to have to fish you out, although I'm sure it would provide a softer landing than did the sidewalk.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 07:14 am
Frank Apisa wrote:
I'm meeting her at about 1:00 this afternoon for a long walk. (No...not off a short pier!)


My personal experience suggests that you might be laboring under an illusion about what constitutes a long walk in the mind of The Girl. I hope that your legs are stout and well-exercised.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 02:01 pm
Report on ehBeth:

When I climbed out of the taxi and met a blond tornado--at least I'm assuming that she is still blond. She confessed that she was a bit bored with blond and thinking about a change.

Beth's first goal was the Green Market in Union Square. Evidently Canadians don't have many bake sale booths at their Green Markets. Her second chore was to find a place that would be open for breakfast at 6 a.m.--or possibly a little earlier. Then, a late lunch with carrot juice and eggplant.

Refueled, she bought phone cards and a metro card and we headed north on Madison Avenue with the plan of exploring the Upper East Side as seen from Central Park. Whenever the press of joggers seemed dangerous for the handicapped, she strode ahead, on point, and diverted the runners right and left.

She walks, she talks and she reads and speculates on historical plaques. She's a woman who travels with a small, efficient wardrobe and an amazing number of accessories. She also has two empty suitcases for transporting her loot back across the border.

Just a bit down from a nanny-staffed playground where the strollers were parallel parked in rows outside the chain-link fence, Beth announce that she didn't trust the clouds and wasn't that a rumble.....

No Knights in Shining Armor were available, but we boarded a bus headed south and while the gods chased us back down Madison Avenue hurling thunderbolts, Beth identified brands and styles of handbags, shoes, hats, dresses, slacks and tops in the windows, on the bus passengers and on the hapless pedestrians.

She had left her luggage with the desk clerk since her hotel room wasn't ready. After checking in we took the elevator to the tenth floor and she proved that if you opened her window and leaned out with enthusiasm that you could see Union Square.

I was exhausted when we said farewell. The East Village may be permanently energized by her trajectory.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 05:17 pm
Thanks Noddy! Sounds like Beth alright.....
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 06:12 pm
Hey Dag, you're bringing your camera, right? Is it charged and empty?
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 07:06 pm
yup, i have a camera. dunno if it's charged or empty, i barely get home to sleep these days. i'll grab it and deal with it later. that's the best i can do.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 07:39 pm
Well, if'n we don't have your digi camera, we can always buy another disposabe one.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 07:48 pm
i'll bring it. i'm sure it will be fine. it works on AA batteries.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 07:51 pm
I have spoken with the Kingston Tornado this very evening. She asks that i tell you how much she has enjoyed herself, how pleasant she has found the company of Noddy, Frank, Joe and Lola, and was particular that i point out how much she admires Noddy and enjoyed their outing. She was favorably impressed with Frank's ability to "keep up," which is high praise indeed.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 07:52 pm
http://img244.echo.cx/img244/5151/ehbethfrank3em.th.jpg

Dinner pic

The exhausted walkers......
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 08:13 pm
Hah, she didn't wear black...
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 08:26 pm
aaahhh, more pix!
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 08:33 pm
So... if we were to walked the whole way from the lower east side to the upper east side, how long would that take? I'm trying to decide on shoes.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 08:36 pm
30-40 mins? depends on how fast we walk.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 08:37 pm
<fret fret>
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kickycan
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 08:45 pm
Forty minutes? Ha! No way! Well, I guess if you walked real fast all the way without looking at or stopping for anything, then maybe, but who would do that? On second thought, even then I don't think you could do it in forty minutes. Naaah, to get to us from there is at least an hour plus.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 08:49 pm
well, i actually did that a bunch of times. i do walk fast. that's because i'm chronically late. my usual pace is half fast walk/half gallop. developed my style in 7th, 8th grade of primary school when i started walking to school alone -- hence late.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2005 08:50 pm
Ok, so we're parking in the south of manhattan, right? hen we'll walk around for an hour or four, eventually wind up in the upper east side. Later, we'll meet at L & B's place and then we'll walkall the way back down to the car? That's that, I'm wearing the ugly shoes and jeans. So much for the linen pants and nicer shoes.
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