Friday, February 15, 2008

Memories of a Romantic Trip

It's been years and years and years since I've gone on a romantic trip anywhere but I remember with fondness a trip made to New York City way back in the late 1970's with a guy that I had met while I was stationed at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. The memories still warm my heart to this day.

After we'd known each other for quite awhile, Bob and I decided that it would be nice to spend a weekend in the Big Apple doing some of the things that tourists do so we made reservations at the Sheraton New York, hopped on the bus, and arrived in the city at the Port Authority on a rainy Friday afternoon. From there we took my very first ever New York City taxi ride to the hotel where we checked in and then checked out our room - which had twin beds so get your minds out of the gutter! I said "romantic" trip - not "x-rated" trip!

During a perfectly romantic dinner, we dined on roast capon in the hotel's dining room before walking arm-in-arm under an umbrella to the Shubert Theater to see "A Chorus Line", one of my very favorite Broadway musicals. It was also one of my very first Broadway musicals and I loved every single minute of it. After the show we walked back to the hotel taking in some of the sights and sounds of the city night along the way.

The next day was spent sightseeing at the Statute of Liberty, Central Park, and other New York landmarks before heading back to our lives waiting for us in New Jersey on Sunday. Even though the weather wasn't at all cooperative and it was cold and rainy the entire weekend it was still very magical and memorable and could only have happened in New York City.

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