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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Gearin' Up

My brother his wife and their 16 year old son are coming to visit from Colorado. We have been frantically trying to clean, I mean hide things, and generally just get prepped. It will be the first time for the kid to see the big apple so I am sure he is pretty hyped, although they will be on their own for the most part since we cant or dont have the energy to see the sights. After they are all touristed up, though, we will take them to the seedy under belly , where I have lived for the past 20 years, just so they can have some contrast. People who visit invariably complain about the crowds and the presumed 'filth' but what do you expect when you have 20 million in the combined boroughs and then another several million tourists 'acting' like New Yorkers? The tourists are often more obnoxious and more prone to litter than the locals. If you ever get a chance to witness first hand the clean up brigades that happen after a major event, like say the Macys Thanksgiving day Parade or something big like that then you will truly understand the power of NYC. It is precise and quick. So while New York is not for everyone, it is for me.

11 comments:

Beth said...

all I know is this...if I ever get my butt to NYC, you better take me on a tour!! No being lazy! I would love to see the city from your eyes..

have fun family time.

Chels-Puddle Jumper said...

I know the frantically cleaning/hiding things all too well right now. My sis and her troop are coming into town tomorrow (from Colorado, too). Of course, my town offers nothing like NYC has to offer. My town pretty much sucks. I'm sure your brother and his fam will have a blast. And we all know they will eat very well with you around!

Hope you and the pup enjoy the time with your family!

Little Wing said...

doggy what a really cool picture!!!!! I love it!

Enjoy some family time!

Stephanie said...

I was a good tourist when I visited NYC. No litter at all. I nearly got run over by pedestrians walking down the street. You've gotta walk FAST there!

doggybloggy said...

Well they dont get here till Wednesday but we have a LOT to hide...lets see how things go its been steamier than a sweatshop lately so lets see how much fun they have.

buffalodickdy said...

I was a little kid when I last saw New York. I remember The Statue of Liberty(couln't go to top, doing work!)and the Empire State building, and a really bad pizza....

pinknest said...

oh fun! where will you guys take them?! what will you feed them!?

Vincent Guihan said...

Seedy underbellies rule! There's no better place for a kid (or an adult for that matter) to get an education than in a seedy underbelly. It's the only thing my parents every did right.

karen said...

i love NYC (went to school there) but i'm jealous that your fam lives in CO- so beautiful, full of things to do year-round, and no humidity!

evalinn said...

Ah, that´s cool, hope u all had a great time! I wonder when I will be invited? ;-) It´s been 11 years since I was over there...

HAR said...

NYC is where I would live if I had the resources. It is so alive. I love spending time there. I am about 1 1/2 hours east.

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