There is a road sign near an exit in Brooklyn that reads---
Leaving Brooklyn? Fuhgettaboutit!
But, all good things must come to an end… Here is a list of what I will miss the most from my visit and what I won’t really miss.
- Of course, the grandkiddos…
- I do like walking everywhere, it was just so hot this visit
- Elaine coming and grabbing my hand to go and see or do something
- Century 21…it is not a real estate office but a great department store with real brand name markdowns
- Amazing Savings…a little like a Big Lots but cleaner and a great aisle of scrapbook supplies
- A Thai restaurant we got take out from…so much better than Chinese take out around here
- The many, many people and different nationalities…like having the entire world walking beside you on the sidewalk
- Simple living…I always come home from Andrea’s with a desire to change something
What I would like to Fuhgettabout!
- The traffic…one day we went out to do a couple of errands and we sat in traffic a long time. I asked Ben how far we might have gone…only about three miles away!
- Parking…or the lack of it
- Street cleaning…running out to move the car (thank you for being home that morning Ben!) and then two hours later running back to move it again. Repeat this the next day for the opposite side of the street. If you park over on another block, better check to see when their street cleaning day is so you can run out and move your car!
- The heat…and the phrase “heat index”. As if 103* isn’t hot enough we have to be told it is really 113*!
- LaGuardia Airport…I have yet to arrive in new York or leave as scheduled. And this time, we sat on the runway waiting to take off for an hour and a half! If the Pilot ever comes on the speaker and begins with the words “well, folks,” you had better brace yourself.
It looks like there is still more to like about New York than to dislike, so I will be back!