This city is brimming with electricity. I woke up early to fulfill the list in my head of things I must do while in NYC. My number one item on the list was to run in Central Park. It was a lovely, brisk and sunny day as I bundled up to take on the park. I started off on a great high by placing my foot into a pile of either dog or horse poop. I was laughing internally about starting off this historic run in my life on a high note. Then as I continued up the road inhaling major engine exhaust as I jogged around the park my dream realized seemed to have a few minor bumps in the road to say the least.
Then I got into my groove and passed the famed Literary Walk and Guggenheim. I felt invigorated running through the only garden in the concrete jungle. Once I finished my run and Starbuck’ed up, I headed down to the subway for my first ride alone in the tunnels below.
I reached my destination at the famed Macy’s storefront where all of the windows are beautiful constructed with paper to feature Miracle on 34th street and new Christmas scene each year. I met a friend and we found a Starbucks and chatted while the lady adjacent to us cried her eyes out to her boyfriend.
After coffee, I wandered over to the overstimulated Times Square. I was awestruck. It is unbelievable. The Toys R Us was a mega store with a full size ferris wheel inside. I found my way back to the hotel where I rested for an hour before my husband’s Christmas party.
Our company party this year started on a tour bus where we caught all the major sites of the city to a mod Thai restaurant for dinner then finally ended at Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center) to see 360 degree breathtaking views of the city.
Here is a little glimpse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzXix01l0Ko .