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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Christmas in New York City. Mary Fran and I decided what could be better than to spend Christmas in the Big Apple. We left on Dec. 20, the day the big blizzard hit the eastern seaboard. Because we were coming from the center of the country--Dallas by way of Chicago--none of our flights were affected by the weather. We arrived about 4:30 in the evening. It was cold and the ground was covered with snow, the streets with slush.

Our hotel was the famous Algonquin, the oldest hotel in New York, where they greet you with an apple when you arrive. Each door in the hotel has a quote from one of the round-table members. Ours, from Dorothy Parker, was,

"You can lead a hoticulture but you can't make her think."

The Algonquin is located on 44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, a block and a half from Times Square and about 5 blocks from Rockefeller Center.

Times Square

Radio City Music Hall

The Christmas Tree
at Rockefeller Center


  1. Helen Ginger said...

    Super pictures. Ooh, I'd love to go to NY during the holiday season. I think.

    I love the quote. It made me laugh!

    Straight From Hel

  2. Carol Kilgore said...

    Now I'm homesick. We lived in New York City on three separate occasions.