New York City...Day One

                                                         South Station, Boston Mass

                                                        South Station, Boston Mass

I can't believe that it has taken me this long to post of my New York trip.  Tonight I was looking over my photo's...so many of them, and I came to the conclusion that I wasn't going to be able share all of these in one post...so we will start here, with day one.  A travel day can be very stressful, not so this time.  We decided to take the Amtrak train from Boston to New York..the Express. We just sat back, read and relaxed for the four hour trip.  It was lovely.  Driving in New York is not one of our favorite things to do and flying is even worse. Sure it is a one hour flight by air but when you factor in the two hour wait, security, and all the rest that goes along with flying, the train was the best way to go.  The train station in and of itself was like a vacation.  So much people watching and movement.  Everyone in a hurry to get somewhere.  So just sit back now and enjoy as I take you for a little tour of our first day traveling in New York.  The city that never sleeps.  

 

                                                                    On the train.

                                                                   On the train.

The view from my seat.  This is how it was for most people.  Lots of people heading into New York for work.  Tables down, large coffee, computer out and head phones on.  Me, camera out, cup of tea, click, click.

        We arrive. Tall buildings, bikes and taxi's.  This street was quiet, most aren't.

       We arrive. Tall buildings, bikes and taxi's.  This street was quiet, most aren't.

While we were there we walked most places.  When we needed to ride we took Uber or Lyft. Both companies did a great job.  Very fast and surprisingly, not terribly expensive.  We only used them a few times because we positioned our hotel right in the area we needed to be for our date with Random House.  Our purpose for being here was a literary conference and it was awesome.  So we dropped our bags and put on our walking shoes and went out to get a feel for the neighborhood.  We were staying in Soho this time. It borders Greenwich Village and Tribeca. It's a  lovely area..

                                         Well check this out...a tea and pastry shop.  I'm in heaven.  

                                        Well check this out...a tea and pastry shop.  I'm in heaven.  

              French Macaroons...my favorite...this is going to be a good trip.

             French Macaroons...my favorite...this is going to be a good trip.

 Broome Street.  Right on the corner there, Where the lady in the red hat and scarf is crossing is where we had lunch.  It was so good we went back a second time...and a really friendly place.  First day, good weather.

Broome Street.  Right on the corner there, Where the lady in the red hat and scarf is crossing is where we had lunch.  It was so good we went back a second time...and a really friendly place.  First day, good weather.

After lunch we took a little walk down Broome St.  Lots of restaurants and many with outdoor seating.  No one was sitting at those tables today.  It was nice but a bit chilly.

 New York is very exciting.  Great for street photography.  This girl, in costume, was doing some kind of photo shoot. She was dressed all in silver, just walking back and forth while the man across the street kept shooting...

New York is very exciting.  Great for street photography.  This girl, in costume, was doing some kind of photo shoot. She was dressed all in silver, just walking back and forth while the man across the street kept shooting...

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Now in case you come to New York  remember this place.  It was my favorite pastry shop.  The last time I was in New York we found a place that sold cronuts.  Have you ever had one? Paradise.  A party in your mouth. Then when we got home, I saw this place on Instagram and of course I started to follow them.  Each month they have a different flavored cronut, which is a cross between a donut and a croissant.  Yes, worth blowing your diet for.  Then we planned this trip, what to my wondering eyes should appear, a notice in the travel book that this was quite near.  First day, first stop, no cronuts.  Sold out.  You know what my mission was for the next day right...well it didn't work out because we had to be at the New Day School where our event was being held early and the shop was not yet open.  We had a walk ahead of us..But on this first day, I was just so happy to have found it and to go inside and also to know it was right around the corner from our hotel.

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                      Just a small sampling of what was to come...so lovely.  I was a happy girl.

                     Just a small sampling of what was to come...so lovely.  I was a happy girl.

 Wow...right next door to the bakery...fooled you, those are soap bombs...fooled me also.

Wow...right next door to the bakery...fooled you, those are soap bombs...fooled me also.

      New York at night....walking home to our hotel...feeling happy, full and safe.

     New York at night....walking home to our hotel...feeling happy, full and safe.

It was an exciting day and I felt so good.  We have not done much traveling this year for  many reasons..but all that is about to change.  This was a great first step back into the world of travel  for us.  Close to home,  a city full of excitement and great energy.  You can't feel like a slug in New York.  You have to get out and take it all in, which is what we did...I could hardly wait for tomorrow to come...day two...the Random House event.  I love reading, writing and words in general. I was like a kid waiting for Christmas Eve...and one of my most favorite authors would be there.  Also on this trip, we knocked one more thing off our bucket list...but you will have to come back the next time to see what that was.  See you again soon...

"Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book — and does." Groucho Marx

All of the photo's from day one were taken with my new Fuji mirrorless XT-2  camera and the lovely Fuji 35mm lens...so light and easy to carry...