Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Home Again

One of the nice things about taking the Super Shuttle to the airport in New York is that you get a tour of Manhattan while you pick up other passengers. For the first time in all my trips to New York, I went across the Brooklyn Bridge. Taking off from La Guardia we flew over Flushing Meadows, Shea Stadium, and the site of the 1964-1965 World’s Fair. That had been my first trip to New York in early September 1964; we stayed at the Waldorf and rode out to the fairgrounds on the subway. The fare was 15 cents. The symbol of the fair, the US Steel Unisphere, is still standing. But besides going to the fair, we also saw a Broadway musical — “High Spirits” starring Edward Woodward, Tammy Grimes, and Beatrice Lillie — and went to Radio City Music Hall to see the Rockettes and a movie — “The Unsinkable Mollie Brown.”

But for all the fun I had and especially seeing friends and making some new ones, it’s nice to be home — especially to the comforts of my own bed and DSL.