My focus today will be on the two younger children, who are now a bit older than the above photo:
...and will someday be a star. She went to her play kitchen and kept foisting on me cranberry juice and toast (yes, that photo above). She also had several rings and got me involved with hide and seek. The pure joy of her finding anything will forever be etched in my brain. For a substantial period, I got involved with her B Creative etch a sketch pad for the 21st birthday party of her friend, a spider, where a blue birthday cake and six blue cupcakes were served to her bunny, dog, duck and cat...you had to be here to appreciate the interaction. As joyful and cute as this all was, my cocoon-like existence back home, even with 200 neighbors, will be a welcome lifestyle shift.
As I never did make it into New York City, we went to Vu for lunch and had quite a view of One World Trade Center, which once was called Freedom Tower:
One WTC is 1776 feet high, making it the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere, has 104 floors and cost about $4 billion. Unfortunately, as of mid-year it was only 60% occupied because of the high rent cost. Worse, in various stages of construction and occupancy are Three World Trade Center and Seven World Trade Center, with four more on the drawing boards. Of course, there is another part of Manhattan:
Off Eric's shoulder I could see the Statue of Liberty. So, anyway, that was my New York City Experience this time.