6 days in New York. Day 2.


Today me and Patti have been out and about in New York for twelve hours.  We visited…..

The Garage, which is a huge antique flea market on West 26th Street.  We were there for hours and bought so much stuff we had to buy a wheelie bag to take it all back to the hostel.  It was rainy and there were flood warnings all day so we decided to buy two New York brollies and shop til` we dropped.    We paused mid morning and went to Starbucks for a coffee where Patti was party to a very interesting coversation between two men, one seemed to have paid the other 1100 dollars instead of 1200 for something.   Hmmmmm, we wondered what the deal was about, one of them was not pleased at all and sounded angry.

We walked to the famous Macey`s store where there was a fabulous fresh flower display right through the entire shop and a truly beautiful window display all along 34th Street with sound effects of bees and other insects out on the street.  We drank Australian coffee in the coffee bar in Maceys, then we moved on and spent more money in a 99 cents shop which which was absolutely fantastic, a two storey warehouse called Jacks.  It was crammed with millions of cheap and crappy items and me and Patti bought most of them.  Then we shopped at a clothes store and bought tons of t-shirts and all sorts of gear for people at home.

Following that, we walked to Madison Square gardens and took photographs of steam coming up through the pavements and then big yellow taxi`d it back to our hostel from hell.  We were on the point of collapse, we were so tired Patti could barely speak, a state so unusual I was quite worried about her….. 

Once we had rested and to close the day we strolled downtown to Harlem, where we found a restaurant called Miss Mamies and ate a lot of soul food.  I had two Harlem beers which were lovely, they tasted like a sort of barley wine and then we went back to our beds and I slept like a baby.  I felt absolutely great when I woke up the following morning……

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