Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New York Roundup: Part 4, final portion!

So I've talked about the lunches and drinks and conference parts of the trip, which were amazing. But it was also my FIRST trip to New York--so I itched for the touristy. Victoria and Tiffany were old hands at the city, so they scoffed at our ultimate tourist plans, but Emily and I were determined. On Sunday we first took care of priority #1--socializing with Wonderful Writer Nova Ren Suma, and eating cupcakes.

You can see video of that sugary event at Tiffany's blog, far better than I could describe.

Then Em and I set off for our next Big Plan, the carriage ride through Central Park.

It was all that I wanted it to be--we giggled the ENTIRE TIME. I took 5 million pictures of Central Park from the carriage, but they're probably the same as every other person's pictures of Central Park in winter. These are my two favorites:

Miss Emily!! (giggling)

Our fabulous Irish driver, Tye, and Dancer. Tye kept up an endless stream of Irish-flavored chatter even though he clearly must have known by then we were insane. (the giggling)

After the ride we hoofed it ourselves up the street to see Radio City--just because I saw the sign. Along the way (while stopping to warm up our frozen fingers), we saw this place:

How cool is THAT? I took a picture just so I could show Courtney Summers. (LOOK, Courtney!)

And then we accidentally came across THIS:

And headed back to Times Square, because Em hadn't been there yet. Yay more Toys R Us in Times Square! And M&M's sign, to keep up the candy theme.


And then, my friends, it was time to get our cold selves back to the hotel, order Chinese takeout, and crash. And then time to go HOME!
I've been home for a week, and I love being back in Montana, back with my wonderful family. But I admit I do miss my New York peeps, and my Team Sparkle girls.

Next year we'll have to try somewhere else!! Any suggestions?


Linda G. said...

Aw, I'm kinda sad this is your last NY post. My suggestion for next time? Somewhere warm. With NO SNOW. Maybe a tropical island. With cabana boys and umbrella drinks.

Jenna said...

Man, that sounds like a lot of fun! I've never been to New York, though a friend of mine has. He told me it was crap. But, then again, he's not a city kind of guy.

Anyway...sounds awesome!

Ara Burklund said...

You took a carriage ride!!! That's so awesome!!!! My favorite part of New York is Central Park, but this trip was so busy (and cold!), I never even made it over there. Love your pix in the other roundup post of the Empire State Building, too. Both are now on my list for next time. : )

Mechelle Fogelsong said...

Where to go next? Come to the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association's summer conference. I believe it's going to be in July--held in Seattle.

I went last year, and I learned so much! Great classes were offered. Since you're a big fancy published author yourself, maybe you could teach a class...

Susan Adrian said...

Linder: I like your thinking.

Jenna: It was really fun! I can find fun almost anywhere, but there are lots of opportunities in NY.

Ara: I admit those were the highlights!! Though so much to do...

Mechelle: I'm not a pubbed author yet. Wish I was!! But Seattle is good, thanks!

Tiffany said...

Since we've all run out of postings, it must be time to plan our next trip!