I'm finally home after basically 3.5 weeks away: 2 weeks for the Digital Electronics training, and 1.5 weeks for visiting family old and new friends.
POed graciously agreed to meet me while I was in NYC, and we had a walking and talking marathon. She suggested tons of great places to visit: the highline park, riverside park, yotel, gershwin hotel, and YES, the best pizza ever - at Ray's way down south. You know it's a great pizza place when you ask for fresh garlic as a topping, and they pile 2 heaping tablespoons full on top. My husband will be surprised that even I had to scrape some off. I'm very impressed with POed, though, she was not such a sissy and finished all her garlic topping like a champ.
Love her, by the way - she's smart, friendly, caring, and fun to trade war stories with. Here are some pictures from NYC.
Sculpture along Riverside Park:
Another Riverside Park sculpture .... inside was basically living quarters - bed, chair, toilet, ....:
Yotel. This was a robot in the entryway and you could command it to store your baggage in these little drawers. How cool is that?
Highline Park, built along old railroad tracks:
View from Highline Park. There's amphitheater type seating with a Plexiglas window in front where you can watch the street action:
Sculpture from one of the many parks we passed on our trek: