This past weekend, I had a great adventure. I hopped a Peter Pan out of Providence to New York City — all alone. Lost my mind? A single woman alone going into the big city? Maybe. However, I am queen of urban travel. I live in Providence and walk home alone at night. I go into Boston and out to Waltham all by myself all the time.
If you dropped me off in the middle of a forest with a compass and all the tools necessary for survival you would still never see me alive again. It is a really good thing that Lewis and Clark weren’t relying on me to guide them across unexplored America. We would not have a country. However, you can drop me off in the middle of a city with minimal resources and I’ll flourish.
I came up out of the Port Authority smack dab in the middle of Times Square. The sight that captivated me held me transfixed and I was in love. No pictures or images on televesion prepared me for the lights and the life of New York on a Friday night. I spent the night walking the city and talking to others out sightseeing and socializing. It’s true. New York is the city that never sleeps.
I also had a reason to be there. I was heading to the Micrsoft New York City Code Camp Saturday morning at Pace University which happened to be a short trip by train from there. But that is another blog post….