My 'far away friend,' Jen took the train into New York City yesterday so we could meet for brunch.
We arranged this all by email and text. (love technology!) As I opened my email that said she would be arriving in Grand Central Station I was super excited and went straight to mapquest to see how far she would be from our Hotel.here. What we thought would be a leisurely walk turned into a brisk pace so we might make our 11:45 reservation. Jen asked me what I thought about the city as it's my first time...
Yes, people are doing things for money on almost every corner as you get closer to Times Square. In fact this guy saw me pull my camera out and then he turned around as I aimed to take his picture. He was only "allowing" people to take his picture if they put a couple bucks in the bucket. When I saw him touching each person as he posed with them for pictures I decided a picture with him wasn't my thing.
I said my farewell to Jen and saw her off on the train by 2:40ish.
Then I walked in circles trying to find my way back to the Hotel wishing I could still be walking with my far away friend...
(Jen and I met when our sons were in Kg. together and became fast friends.
She blogs here at Wanting to be...)