After looking back at last month's posts I realized I need to start contributing a little more before it becomes Ray's blog. All kidding aside, I think he's gone above and beyond his duty keeping this website afloat. Occasionally I would like to slap him with some kindness and tell him to stop being such a cynnical downer, but I appreciate his consistency.
With the weather turning cooler (Thank God) and the leaves beginning to fall I am apt to reminisce about past falls and schools. It has been my habit to gravitate towards places of education during this time and I often found myself outside of the city that boasts that fall is the best time of year to be in it.
I have mixed emotions on that opinion. One part of me agrees whole-heartedly that you really can't beat the fall weather in NYC. It is perhaps one of the only times in the city where you can walk around and not freeze or burn your butt off while soaking in the atmosphere. I am also pleased to say that the cooler weather tends to tame the "stink factor" on the streets and it's inhabitants.
On the other hand, I can't think of a more magical and beautiful place to be during the holiday season. I'm sure Ray will have many cynnical images to conjure up and write about regarding that statement but I hold fast to that opinion. I think you just have to know where to go and at what time to enjoy the images that only NYC can manage to invoke during the holidays. Don't get me wrong, I am all for skipping Rockerfellar Center and The Tree from Thursday through Sunday between Thanksgiving and New Years. But, if you go midweek before all the tourons show up with their gaggle of kids and double wide strollers you might find yourself having a wonderful time.
Whenever you decide to visit The Big Apple just make sure you wear comfortable footwear and plan on going over your vacation budget. It's true that everything is bigger in Texas, but I guarentee you that everything is more expensive in NYC.
So come on down or up to NYC and spend some time getting to know your yankee friends.
Adios amigoes or so long partners, whichever you prefer!