New York Holiday

I’ve been in New York since Sunday with my guys–all three of them–and it’s been fun but cold! 

Fortunately I have lots and lots of layers on: undershirt, shirt, vest, maybe another vest, coat, scarf, hat, gloves.  I might not have to wear so many layers if my coat was thicker but alas, its not. 

The great thing about layers is that you can wear more, or less, depending on the temperature of the venue. 

Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink: every layer.  Museum of Natural History: two to three layers, depending on the floor and wing.   Back of taxi cab with youngest son smashed on my lap and two more guys smashed against me: one layer if that because I’m so damn hot.

We’ve had a lot of fun.  Some of it being more fun than other times.  Waiting in line for Statue of Liberty was brutal.  It was low thirties and the wind felt like it’d just blown off from the Siberian Steppe.  Fortunately the cold just made getting onto Ellis Island and into the immigration museum more exciting.   I loved the museum, too, and even convinced the guys that they had to watch the movie at 1:30 which wasn’t hard to do since they really weren’t in a hurry to return to the icy gusts of wind.

Everything’s going smoothly, so smoothly that I joked tonight as I retrieved the theater tickets for tomorrow night that it would be funny “if the tickets were really for last night.”  And guess what?  They weren’t for last night.  They were for Monday night. 

Happily our hotel conceirge was able to help me out.  Since the kids really wanted to see Phantom she managed to get tickets for tomorrow night.   Too bad I had to pawn my youngest son but I should have him back for Christmas.

We’ve two more days here, or a day and a half as we fly back to Seattle Friday night.   My boys say the best part about this trip was the NBC Studio Tour and skating afterward at Rockefeller Center.   I say the best part is being able to see New York through their eyes.

And through their eyes, its pretty cool.

And cold.


  1. It sounds like a fantastic vacation! I love the city… which is a good thing as we’re planning on moving there in August :). Glad you’re having a fun time, Jane, even if it is cold… brr too here in CT!


  2. Hi Jane,

    Wow! What a lot of fun you are having! I love ice skating! What a thrill to do that at Rockefeller Center!

    Did you say you are going to see Phantom of the Opera? I just saw that 3 weeks ago in Chicago. It was my first time to see it in person. It was just awesome! I have seen many plays in Chicago such as Wicked, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (with Donny Osmond), Man of La Mancha, Hairspray, etc. Phantom is my all time favorite! The sets, costumes, lighting, music, atmosphere was just out of this world! I don’t know how they did all the special effects on a stage. It was at the Cadillac Theater. Your boys will love it! Although, you might like it more than your boys!

    It is pretty cold here in Indiana also! We had a foot of snow last Saturday. It is just now melting since we had a warm day yesterday and today.

    You take care and have a fabulous holiday vacation!

    Michele L.

  3. Hey, Jane! I can only imagine how beautiful New York is during the holidays! I can’t wait to go back! You’re not missing much here in Seattle…still raining like when you left. But I’m headed down to snow in Central Oregon for Christmas and New Year’s, so at least I’ll get my white Christmas. 🙂 See you soon!


  4. Hi Jane,
    I have never been to New York but it sounds like a great place to visit. I would love to attend all of those plays that Michele L

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

    🙂 Julie

  5. Jane, Sounds like you and your boys are having a ball in NYC. So glad that you were able to get away and relax. I hope that the boys enjoyed Phantom. Good thing you weren’t here last week when we were getting freezing rain mixed with sleet! Have a safe trip home.

    Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.

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