We went to New York for business, but we had loads of fun! How could we not, when we were located right in the middle of things, in a hotel that's right on Broadway/Times Square? Here is a pciture of my room. What you don't see are the 2 water bottles on the cabinet to the left. One is half a liter for $5, the other an entire liter for $7. They were both on little wired stands. If you picked up the bottle for 30 seconds or longer, you'd automatically get charged for the water! The whole thing struck me as quite ridiculous, and it reminded me of Indiana Jones: pick up the golden idol and the entire temple collapses. Considering that I was on the 25th floor, I thought it wiser not to touch the bottles, just to make sure.
But I digress. Here is the view from my window. Pull back the curtains you see in the picture above and -- ta-da! Stuff. Lots of stuff. And not even 5 minutes away from our downtown office. So cool.
After the first day of meetings, we went out to explore. First, we had drinks at The View, the rotating restaurant/observation deck at the Mariott Marquis. Then, we walked around until we got to a bar that looked like it wouldn't kill our entire food budget for the trip and ate there. A good time was had by all except the one co-worker who had to stay in and actually get some work done. This is what she missed. I hope she gets to come back without a huge deadline looming on the horizon!
After the second day of meetings, we hoofed it to Penn Station and took the next train home. It would have been nice to have a little more time, but the main purpose of this trip was business, or I would have tried to meet up with some City knitters. Maybe next time.
And speaking of knitting... I knit about 5" of Mr. Batty's socks until I realized two things: my gauge was way off and the socks were going to be way too wide. So I ripped them out. All that train knitting for nothing. But I promise to show pictures as soon as there is some progress.