My bags are packed, I'm ready to go. Meredith is sleeping, Margaret is in search for a Dr Pepper. Lots of luck Margaret. When I was here in 1969, Dr Pepper was my soda of choice. Noone in NYC had ever heard of Dr Pepper. The clerks thought we were crazy seeking medical help at a neighborhood grocery. I am looking forward to my flight home. Through Margaret's connections she had our buddy pass status changed to paying customer status and I am flying first class back to Texas. I think I am going to get my drink on while in flight. Had Margaret not done this, I probably would have missed seeing Meredith's play. The flight was filling fast, and Margaret made a few calls and made the necessary changes. She is my hero.
The play as mentioned before was very good. Meredith gave an outstanding performance. Part of the set included pictures of Meredith when she was young. Included in those pictures were some of me, Danny, Jennifer, her dad, both grandmas, some of her childhood friends and various other people. The story was about four girls who had been molested as children by a neighborhood teen boy. The boy's (now a man) mother died and he was returning to the hood to take care of matters pertaining to her. It was a very good play and I understand they are going to try to enter it in some festivals.
We have also had some wonderful meals here. Margaret and I dined at a restaurant called Mozarts while we waited for Meredith to meet us. It was reasonably priced and the food was delicious. We had some very good wine there. I had a Chilian wine called Montgras. Margaret had a wine from Washington State. On Saturday, Meredith needed to retrieve her things that were used in the play. Margaret and I shopped for a bit while she did this. Then we met Meredith at a manicure/pedicure shop called Bloomie Nails. Margaret and Meredith had their nails done while I waited and people watched. That evening we dined at a restaurant called Paul and Jimmys. Another wonderful meal was had. We had brunched at The Tavern on the Green in Central Park and were not that impressed with the fare or the service. For dinner I wanted a place that was not touristy. Paul and Jimmy's filled that bill perfectly. I had a very good Margarita (may have been the best I have ever had.) We finished the evening by meeting some of Meredith's friends in Hoboken. Another wonderful day was had by all. Yesterday, Fanula, an Irish friend of Meredith's picked us up and we had brunch at a local breakfast cafe. This cafe was a bit different because the first section on the menu listed many cocktails. We ate breakfast and then went back to Meredith's to get Sheeba and went on a long picture taking walk. The day was beautiful, we had a very lovely time. Boulevard East has a magnificent view of the Manhattan skyline. There are some beautiful homes that offer a perfect view of the skyline.
When I get home, I will post the pictures of this weekend on my webshots and provide a link to them.Posted by Rita at May 31, 2004 07:35 AM