Finally Got ourselves to New York City, wow that took a while, always wanted to go there, and after having done it, I am sorry I didn’t do it sooner!

Amazing Place! The hustle and Bustle on the streets is palpable. This is a city that is more alive that any other I can think of. “Quiet” does not factor in here. I got to have my first piece of “real” Pizza as soon as we got there, priorities people! It was in fact fantastic as promised!

We immediately went about shopping which is its own great experience, to a real New York deli, to a bread store, and a coffee / bakery, and for that matter just about anything you can think of has its own store. You might say whats the big deal with that, its just shopping, well just go to New York and see. Its all these great little stores run by mom and pop, and the kids, and yes cousin Vinney. The concentration is such that within a single block you can have all the things you need within a five min. walk. I live in Dallas which is a great town but its a new town when compared to some others like New York. Its spread out and while most everything I need is a five min. drive, its a five min. drive, walking would be a much bigger deal.

The atmosphere there is like no other, it a really big city and you can feel it, but at the same time its the biggest little small town in the world. Its a walking town and we did a ton of that, but its also a city with a great working transportation system, cabs, subways, boats, and bigger trains for neighboring or at least close cities and towns. You can travel all over this place with ease, and when you do you notice subtle but distinct differences in the different areas, in the architecture, as well as the people, and the atmosphere. Truly a melting pot.

So without winging on any more enjoy some of the imagery I produced from this trip. I will be adding to this Gallery in the coming days, so check back often.

Right so it took ages, a full year, for me to get back to finish out our PCH 01 Trip, after an already amazing trip we eventually wind up in San Francisco. We stayed two days and saw a did as much as possible but it was not nearly enough time. I could easily live work and play there with little or no prompting at this point, except for the fact I cannot possibly afford it. Unless…. well we will just see. San Francisco has to be one of the best cities I have had the pleasure of visiting, culture, location, weather, food, history, and some industries that are near and dear to me, such as the film and photography industries. Most of the tech companies here are fabulous as well, my kinda town. Industrial Light and Magic is here for crying out loud! Its on the water! Its costal! Wine country is just north of here. So much to see and do. We did of course visit some of the touristy things you might expect, but we at least did it in one of the three wheel GPS guided vehicles. That was actually a good way to have a look around. We made stops when something interested us and took as much time as we liked and if we got off course the GPS lady would get us back on track easily, didn’t have to stress out over traffic and directions. In the above gallery you will note more than a few tourist destination, such as The Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, The Plaza of the Arts, Street cars, Alcatraz, Lombard Street, and a number of other street scenes, I could just wander around and take it all in for ages. This trip is one of the best yet, I highly recommend it to any and all travelers. This is a road trip not to be missed. We will probably have to d this again, but perhaps in reverse, from San Francisco to Los Angles, but spending more time in San Fran and Big Sur.
So to wrap this up I will leave you with a highlight reel I made alone the journey. Enjoy.