Guess who made it back from the wintry wilderness know as "Up North" Sausage and his family made it home to the State of the Sun with a lifetime of memories and a vow to return next Christmas.
The first tale to tell was that for 10 days were disconnected from the electronic world! we took 1 cell phone for any emergency, left the laptops and all of the other gizmo's that usually satiate our attention. Just the four of us with only our imagination to entertain.
The first part of the holiday was spent in Connecticut or what I will now refer to : The place where stuffy old white people reside, being a Caucasian did not make me feel any comfort in this somewhat puritanical throwback. I felt like a raiding viking when questioning the no alcohol sales on Sunday law and the no beer or wine in the grocery or gas stations edict. Being one whose DNA is a wee bit tartan, I like a dram or three especially on holiday so the fact that I could not even buy a bottle of wine on Sunday night made me a bit jaded to say the least.
Part two - New York City ~ The Big Apple ~ Gotham City....
Creeping out of Grand Central Station felt like being a gladiator about to be thrown into the Colosseum not really knowing what is on the other side. The minute you step outside on 42nd street you are deep in it, life that is and life at full speed.
New York and her offerings were a ocular orgasm, around every corner another delight for the mind to wrap and fathom. The buildings, the noise, the smell and the people. At times I felt like pinching myself to see if I was awake or in the middle of some lucid dream while watching a NY sitcom.
In my mind New York displayed herself to be the true epicenter of the world, I believe I witnessed over 15 different languages and walked among people from the four corners of the globe all under the majestic roof of this great city. One thing is for sure is the we all fell in love with New York, she romanced us, took our money and left us wanting more. The holiday is already booked for next Christmas and once again the Sausages from Palm Coast Florida will be wined and dined by the lady with the torch.......
|Lexington Ave. where we stayed and barely slept at all.|