Sunday, June 1, 2008

1 Adult and 2 OAPS


My Mum came over to New York last week for the first ever time! She hasn’t flown in about 10 years so this was a very very big deal and it was lovely to have her here to experience the city that is keeping her son away from her.

In her own words: “New York is a lot cleaner than I thought it would be!”

It is strange that many people’s perceptions of NYC are still heavily influenced by the horror stories of the eighties where it sounded like you couldn’t walk down the street without falling over a dead body.

(When I first arrived here a friend brought me a t-shirt from one of the Canal Street stalls. Beneath a large image of a gun the t-shirt simply said: “WELCOME TO NEW YORK - DUCK MOTHER FUCKER”)

We had a great time and managed to fit a lot in to what ended up being ashort trip to the Big Apple. One of the highlights of the trip was the 3 hour cruise all around Manhattan. Neither Mum or Mike are over 65 but – in the spirit of Operation Night Brace – I told the person at the ticket office they were so we could get the OAP rate for the boat. A whole $12 worth of savings!!!!

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