Sunday, December 16, 2007

i am tourist

there is a first time for everything. yesterday i sat on the top level of a double decker tourist bus for three hours, 25 degrees, with my dad, seeing manhattan from a whole new perspective. i tried to channel timothy 'speed' levitch from the cruise. if you haven't seen it, i suggest you run out to your local independent video store (or netflix) NOW and rent it. i have to admit that i didn't make it through the whole loop, times square to times square. when the bus paused at 1st avenue and st. marks place--my east village territory--out of the bus we did run to warm up with an amzing bowl of carrot ginger soup at yaffa cafe.

4 comments:

kim said...

Yaffa is so yummy. Did you learn anything on the tour? Sounds fun but FREEZING! How is your dad enjoying the cold and the city?

kitty8joe said...

i learned that the origianl macy's opened on 14th street at 6th avenue, a block from my school back in the 1800's. you can still see the name and the star on the building, over a 99 cent store. other stuff too. dad is a trooper. though when i said you really must bring a hat--i didn't have a baseball cap in mind. doesn't do much to cut the FREEZING wind. and yes, abbie, i've 'walked his wheels off'.

abbie said...

please tell me he got a hat while he was there!?
i wanted to take one of the double decker tours while i was in london, but ran out of time.
granted, it was not 25 degrees out side, i think that might have deterred me!
ahh, yaffa cafe...always open

Amy said...

Sounds like you're having fun! I watched the cruise about a year or so ago, funny movie! I agree, did dad get a proper hat?