New York, New York

Saturday, February 14, 2009 Road Junkies 0 Comments

NEW YORK BY BOROUGH, CHAPTER 8:  IN WHICH DELTA DOESN'T DALLY  

Day 8:  Manhattan to Atlanta.  With our flight not leaving until early afternoon, we had the opportunity to return to Central Park to search for a letterbox we had been unable to locate earlier in the week. The park was extremely busy on this chilly Saturday morning (30 degrees) with runners, cyclists, dog walkers, and people just out for a stroll.  But that didn't deter us from finding the elusive letterbox.

Cold weather does not discourage fans of Central Park.
At Columbus Circle, we stopped to admire the 30-foot silvery sculpture depicting the earth's land masses attached to a grid of latitude and longitude.  The globe is encircled by three orbital rings in homage to its inspiration, the 120-foot Unisphere, built as part of the 1965 New York World's Fair.

Worldly art
Our week in New York has been great fun, especially taking the opportunity to visit all the boroughs.  Manhattan, the original extent of New York City before the 1898 consolidation, will remain our favorite spot, but it's nice to have familiarity with the other areas as well.  No matter how often we visit, there's always more to see and we look forward to our next visit.  
 
A final farewell to our home away from home at 150 W 47th Street
On our return home, the travel fairy was more favorable.  We left LaGuardia on time, had no incidents with Delta and arrived in Atlanta as scheduled.

SATURDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2009