Doubletree Hotel Chelsea New York City
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... tendency to characterize events that took place in my memory as current events rather than as history. To me history ended somewhere in the 1970s and everything since is current events. September 11th was more than thirteen years ago, something that also leads me to think about how I view time and its passage.
Oddly, when I became aware of what had happened on September 11, 2001, the worst of it was already over. I was living in Colorado, entertaining my parents ...
... it was on to Washington.
Washington was ACE! There was so much to see, I ended up staying longer than I expected. I was going to drop in on Philadelphia on the way to New York but Bridget and Rach (My Aussie friends) were a couple of days ahead of me and said Washington was more exciting. I arrived in the dark but even then, my first impression was of how wide the streets are. I mean, just one 'sidewalk' was the same width as one whole path-road-path combo in ...
... gate! We then went through international departures, not convinced we were going the right way as we were coming across signs saying wrong way all the time! Tom was pulled aside for a random screening as well... no Whittaker purchase for us as the plane was boarding before we got to the screening point. Ergh. Got on plane and thought I'd left laptop behind... hadnt though. Rush rush rush. Now for the 11 hour flight to LA! Looks like we are having beef casserole for tea.... had ...
... to cut off the fire truck and race ahead. Thankfully we arrived at the Bentley and were able to check in and have a much needed shower to calm our now frazzled nerves.
The hotel luckily had a room available for us when we arrived and while the room was lovely and spacious with nice white sheets and a clean bathroom, it was like they were a luxury hotel with a budget hotels mindset. They charged for absolutely everything! We had read reviews from others that they were ...
... a jacket - just need to find some shorts and jeans now. Walked up to the Union Square Markets to purchase fresh bread etc for lunch - really lovely fruit here and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Watched some of the US Open Tennis - all the old favourites getting beaten - a changing of the guard maybe.