On a brighter note, Josie and I had a chance to enjoy the GORGEOUS spring weather lately. Today, we walked through Central Park, enjoying the beautiful blooming trees and brightly colored flowers (when we weren't dodging the bike riders). New York City is a remarkable place to live because you can enjoy Central Park with its creeks, trees, and hiking paths, while still knowing you are never far from the skyscrapers that line the streets. There's an energy in this city that I haven't felt anywhere else--and believe me, I've traveled a lot. And speaking of travelers, this time of year we have a lot of them in New York City. After all, the city is a tourist town. While Josie and I were walking today we heard all sorts of languages--French, Spanish, German, Japanese (and a few I didn't recognize). Now I know how Josie feels when she hears people talking. I barely understood anything they were saying other than the occasional "Strawberry Fields" "Dakota" and "Museum of Natural History." I love the tourists because they remind me that New York is an international city. NYC is a small world all unto itself.
Have a great day--and if you get a chance, clean your room.