Thursday, May 27, 2010

I'm From Podunk

This time next week I will be in New York City.

The Mr. will be there for business and was asked to bring an assistant. I'm going to be doing the assisting.


I have never been to New York City. In fact, I haven't been on a plane since 2000.

I *so* feel like I'm a girl from *Podunk.

So I'm enlisting your help, Blog Land. I want your NYC suggestions.

*Places to eat.

Nothing too expensive. You know, those great "little finds" that aren't necessarily in the travel guides...but should be.

*Breakfast spots.

We are big breakfast eaters when away from home. Usually we will have a big breakfast which keeps us going until dinner with maybe a small snack in between.

*Music venues.

I have wild visions of catching a live show by a great band while visiting a city far from home. I'd like to know if it's possible.

*Things we must see, things to skip.

We don't have much time in The City. We arrive on Thursday morning and leave Sunday afternoon. And we have to squeeze some work in there sometime.

What is a *must*. It can be something out of the norm. It can be something the average tourist might not think of or even know about.

*How to get around.

Obviously we won't have a car. What's the best way to get from point A to point B?

Remember, I'm from Podunk. And I'm scared of getting lost.


What markets, thrift shops, and funky little stores would you suggest?

I don't want to do a ton of shopping. That's not really my thing.

But I'd like to find an area to walk, window shop, people watch, and drink a hot tea while sharing some sort of baked treat.

And find some small trinket to keep as a memento.

Something I know I want to attend is this craft fair in Brooklyn. If you know Brooklyn "hot spots", do share.

Thank you, peeps.

I'm depending on you to be my tour guide.

Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

A Girl From Podunk

*This just so happens to be my childhood nickname, given to me by my Mema & Papa.

**The artwork is a recent piece by The Boy. It's a watercolor of the Twin Towers made with little dots of paint. He explained that the sun was starting to set and that one of the buildings was covered in shadows. The subway is beneath the buildings.