The continuing search for that premier wash facility
17.03.2013 - 17.03.2013 -4 °C
We awoke to a very cold yet again New York morning. The temperature was still in the minus but at least it wasn't raining. From our room we could see a marathon being run and as keen on exercise that we are, we went back to bed.
Finally got out of bed at 8.30 and decided to head off uptown to find a laundry.
Sunday in New York is clearly not laundry day as my research had failed to see many open. Spied this little beauty and the best thing about it was that the drying units were in full use and therefore it was really nice and warm.
A really clean establishment and 2 loads later we were done. Whilst uptown it was worth visiting Central Park and low and behold it still had snow on the ground from yesterday and quite frankly it felt like more was coming. It was as cold as a mother-in-laws kiss.
On the way to the park we saw a game of football being played in a park in the same style as touch football only difference being this was "stop start" and in the freezing cold. This is not a means of getting your recovery rate up with running. Sooo boring. The area here is definitely more residential than around times square, very liveable and sociable.
Finished our washing and it was back via a sardine can to downtown. How is it the crowds arrived on a Sunday to fill the subway. We struck up some conversation with our neighbours. The outstanding thing that we've noticed about the yanks is how friendly they are, will talk to anyone.
Back to the hotel with our washing and then a walk around town. Off to shop again at Abercrombie and Fitch then some more specials at Macy's. Walked a few blocks to look at the sites and we passed the Rockerfella Plaza. Wow what a site. This was built in the 1930's and architecturally it was ahead of it's time. Even now it looks amazing.
Found a policewoman on a horse facing the buildings for over an hour doing nothing. Tony couldn't help but to ask her what she was doing, how cold she was, how long she would be there, how many hands is the horse and did she need to go to the toilet.
The horse is 17 years old and very docile. Part of 75 other units in the Manhattan area and she has been riding him so to speak for 5 years.
I had a drink in a local bar and then dinner overlooking 6th Avenue with the most beautiful person in the world; how lucky am I.
I ordered a clam chowder soup (got a ministrone), had fish and got fish. Great view and company but the food was so, so. Met a couple of Poms and lucky that Mandy was around, they were on the hunt for some meat........barking or meowing up the wrong tree here.
One last stop in Times Square and a last chance to buy some cosmetics and it was off to bed. An early start tomorrow to catch a 9am flight to LA. We have to allow at least a 2 hours drive to Kennedy and allow for delays. A 9am flight means we need to get up at 5am and get the limo at 6am.