1. Although there are unique qualities to each, every big city is pretty much the same. Especially if the big city is near a body of water. London, San Francisco, Seattle...and now NYC seem --to me --to be so similar that I had to stop myself from calling things by the wrong name. It's the subway, not the tube. It's the Hudson, not the Bay. Even Chelsea Market reminded me of Pike's Place (which is much bigger and better) and the Ferry Farmer's Market in San Francisco. Walking through Brooklyn reminded me of London.
2. Connecticut is gorgeous. Gorgeous! Of course, a lot of rich people live there, so there are a lot of estates and yards and maid's quarters... What I found the most interesting was that the green color was different than our green color. What I mean, is that the trees were almost a lime color --whereas our green here seems darker. Weird, eh?
3. If you want amazing food, choose and Indian restaurant (run by and Indian family) or a French restaurant (run by a French family). We found both, and we were not disappointed!
4. The diversity in NYC is fabulous!
5. Subway closures cause confusion. And lots of walking to other stations.
6. Old New England homes with wood floors and large staircases are charming, and I love 'em.
7. The Chocolate Bar in Brooklyn is divine!
8. All husbands rise to the occasion when needed.
9. New Yorkers are some pretty super-nice people --especially when you are traveling with an adorable baby.
10. Good friends make life joyful!
Funny things that happened in Connecticut and NYC:
1. Hearing Mariachi music in an Italian restaurant.
2. Lady with a baby pushing me aside for a seat because she had a baby. So did I, lady!
3. MW's 3-year-old boy repeating everything I said.
4. Sitting down to a restaurant in Chelsea Market, looking at the menu, and then doing the skedaddle.
5. Seeing the Statue of Liberty from such a far distance, taking pictures of it, squinting to see it, laughing about it, and then, turning around, seeing the Empire State Building right in front of us.
Pictures to come later!