31 August 2008

New York!

Taylor, Lady Liberty, and I posed for a shot as we enjoyed a ride on the Staten Island Ferry. I think Liberty outshined us. The picture doesn't do her justice.

At the gate with Linda and Smitty on my first US Open day. The weather was hot but not unbearable.

Taylor and his girl.

I can't remember who was playing in this match but it was good times watching from our shaded seats.

We cut the first day of tennis short to enjoy watching a recording of the Late Show with David Letterman. The guest list included Olympian Shawn Johnson, Tracy Morgan and Solange. Letterman is my favorite late night host so this was a special treat for me.

Times Square after seeing Avenue Q. We were also able to see Mary Poppins. Loved them both!

Linda and Smitty at the Yankee game. The Yankees lost and I learned that New York fans are very fickle. A-Rod is the hero with cheers and honor until he strikes out and then he's an overpaid jerk. Never seen that before.

Prepping the field during the YMCA. We had great seats! Plus our friends Johnny and Kaley were there so it was fun to see them too.

Enjoying the views of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.

Smitty's favorite photo-op spot. The globe from the 1964 World Fair in the background.

We had a fabulous dinner in Little Italy. We were famished after purse shopping on Canal. Those purse vendors had us climbing flights of stairs into vacant buildings for only the best faux. Gucci, Dooney, Coach, we got 'em all!

Here are a few more random pics:

Taylor and I recently spent a long weekend in New York City with Linda and Smitty. It's been an annual event for the Smiths to hit the US Open for years but this was my first and it was great! Not only did we see great tennis, we went to a Yankees/Red Sox game, saw the Naked Cowgirl in Times Square, hit a few broadway shows and ate Black and White cookies!! Don't forget the great shopping at H&M and Macys. Linda and Smitty really took good care of us. I Love New York!!