Well maybe not quite, but we did take the train into Grand Central
Terminal, wow what a building, you could spend the whole day there, bars,
restaurants, cafes and shops, about the smartest mall we have been in and all
very stylish – fantastic. Of course what the movies don’t show you is the
platforms, the dirtiest, darkest, hottest and most crowded, low roofs all black
– really awful.
The train took us in through upper Manhattan, well Harlem, but all New
Yorkers live in apartments building, none of them attractive (not the New
Yorkers or the buildings), no balconies and of course no garden, would drive us
mad. No wonder they are all in Central Park all weekend, there is nothing to do
in their flat, just like boiler hens in battery farms. Even the chickens seem to
do better cos they have Free Range eggs in the supermarket, so the chickens seem
to get out and about a bit, a better time than your average New Yorker.
So we crossed to Broadway and walk through the open air market to Central
Park, where we hired cycles and did the 6.2M circuit, stopping to see all the
different areas. Then walked across the park to 5th Ave and did afternoon tea at
the The Plaza Hotel in the Champagne Bar. We walked back down 5th Ave past all
the designer stores and the Rockefeller Centre back to the train and back to
Mamaroneck, stopping for Guinness, cider and some nachos a really enjoyable day
– What did I just say we almost enjoyed NY – Oops better get back to the
So Sunday we spent putting the boat back together now most of the major
work has been done and Monday – well of course you remember Suzanne is of to the
blacksmith to get her hooves re shod cos they have a Special on Monday.