First thing this morning, I met up with my agent and long-time friend, Irene Goodman, for breakfast and a visit and a bit of career planning. Later, I had lunch with Leslee Borger, another colleague and good friend, and Alana and Bridget joined us. If you’re getting the idea that all I’ve done on this trip is EAT, you’re not far wrong. Fortunately, I walk a lot, too.
After lunch, I rode the subway with my intrepid sister, Sally. We went all the way to the end of the line and boarded the Staten Island Ferry for a good look at the Statue of Liberty. I had not seen the Lady in years–she is as beautiful as ever. Upon our return, we stopped off at TGI Friday’s for an early supper, then went to Ground Zero, the scene of the attacks on September 11, 2001. The area is under construction–there will be new towers and several memorials when the project is finished. It was very moving to stand in that place and remember.
From the World Trade Center site, we took a taxi to Rockefeller Center. (It was rush hour, and we didn’t want to do the sardine thing by boarding the subway.) We visited a few shops and then returned to the hotel—after I treated myself to my triple-annual banana split (I have one every three years.) Was it ever good.
Good thing I did so much walking today!