This Saturday I will fly to New York with my youngest granddaughter. Back a week from tomorrow.
I'm looking forward to evesdropping on the famous New York accent. According to googled information, Manhattan is not the best place to hear that accent because most people who live there are from somewhere else. However, with any luck, Manhattan will host some New Yorkers from other boroughs visiting the sights on our "must see" list.
Mostly, we plan to have a lot of fun just walking around looking at the fancy marquees, hotels and shops if it doesn't rain (or snow). We're staying only a couple of blocks away from Central Park, where we hope to spot Flaco the Owl, the famous escapee from the Central Park Zoo.
At the top of our indoor sightseeing list are: The American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Ice Cream. Just about the only museum New York doesn't have is a museum of language. I know -- I searched!
But that kind of museum does exist in other cities. More about those places in a future blog.