Yesterday, was the first day in two years that I traveled into the City above 23rd Street. All my current interests seem to have become anchored in lower Manhattan.
The weather was fantastic in NYC . The primary reason I went in was to go to a stamp show. Many kids collect stamps but don’t continue once they grow up. I never stopped. I was mostly a history major in college, so maybe there is some kind of connection there. Most of my childhood interests stayed with me throughout my life.
After the stamp show at the Midtown Hilton, I walked up to Whole Foods on Columbus Circle and bought a sandwich for $8.00 of turkey, cheddar cheese and avocado on some kind of Artisan bread and spicy dressing. It was worth the price.
After stuffing my gut, I walked from Columbus Circle down Broadway to 42nd Street. I was so tired (I turn 73 today) that I took the express bus home from 5th Avenue. Following are some of my souvenirs from the day. I’m thinking of going back today.