Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holiday Wish from the Big Apple

By Maggie Sefton

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from New York City---I just arrived
Sunday night into a freezing New York City which was covered ice and snow.
I can't remember seeing NY like this. The last few Christmases when I've
visited, the weather was cold or temperate, depending on the year. Not
this time. It's colder than Colorado. <g> Actually., last Sunday in
Colorado, we, too, set some of our own local records when that Arctic
blast worked its way through the West. We had three degrees below zero by
last afternoon. Brrrrrr!!

But temps have stated rising even this evening. Tomorrow will be a balmy
32. Then 40 degrees by Wednesday and 45 by Thursday. Wow. Tropical.

Even so, New York is a great place to visit any time of year, but
especially for the holidays. There's so much to do and see. Tomorrow, my
daughters and i will be wandering about Rockefeller Ctr to see the skaters
(at night and the pretty tree). Fifth Avenue is decorated and tonight we
had dinneer at a cafe near Times Square./ Of course, we'll also be going
around some old faves like Central Park. I love to watch the skaters
there even more than the ones around "30 Rock." And----we're definitely
going to take a carriage ride tomorrow night, just like in the movies. We
love the nostalgic stuff.

And that still leaves loads of stuff to do before Dec 26 when I return to
Colorado. But you never run out of things to do in New York. In fact,
you simply can't do it all.

So----no matter where you spend the holidays----city or town or
countryside----please have a joyous holiday season. Enjoy@