Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Amended post: Chivalry lives!

Tonight after work, a nice young man allowed Mary to get onto the subway before him--even though it meant he would have to wait for the next train. So chivalry lives!

We're getting into the flow of a daily routine. Although it's still very different from what we're used to, we're slowly starting to adapt--feeling more comfortable with where we live and life and work in the big city.

The Empire State Building has been red, white and blue the past two nights (tonight and last night) and will be those colors through May 30 for "Fleet Week"--the Navy fleet is in town (or should we say, in port). We really enjoy watching all the different boats, ships, tugboats and barges that pass by outside our window.

Mary still can't decide which is her favorite part of the view: the Empire State Building (pretty darn cool), the Chrysler Building (sheer elegance), or the red New Yorker sign (classy and classic).

Anyway ... We're looking forward to the long weekend and plan to pack it with fun activities. Mary ventures back to the Aveda Institute New York for a (student) haircut Saturday morning, followed by a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see an exhibit of fashion by Paul Poiret, who is best known for freeing women from the corset (hooray for Poiret!).

After that, Rachel and Mary may do some shoe shopping--if Rachel is feeling up to it--while Jeff does his weekend bike rides through Central Park. Might try a yoga class somewhere, too, and maybe find a fun place to eat. No matter what else the city offers, the food is a star!

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