Kris: What the **** are you doing?!
Shamus: I'm documenting the weekend.
Kris: If you don't get some food into me, you'll be documenting me pounding on your face!
Hand in hand we would spend the rest of the night wandering around the greatest city in the world. We exchanged old war stories, remembered dates and nights out from many other such walks. It was shaping up to be the weekend of a lifetime. Our stops included Chinese food for dinner and a neighborhood cafe for dessert in Murray Hill. Somewhere in the middle, we stopped to stare at Grace Church on the 800 block of Broadway.I spent the night walking around beside my life companion learning new reasons to love her, and remembering all the reasons I have already learned through the years.
If Friday was a revisiting of rituals for us, Saturday brought with it a number of uncommon things. We were staying at one of the finest hotels in the city and we planned to take full advantage of all they could offer us. Another first, or at least a rarity.....I ventured out to a movie theater. Chauffeured rides in luxury vehicles into the East Village, in-room massages for two were among a few other things we indulged in. More than anything else, we enjoyed each other's company and throughout all the opulence that this day had for us, we were anxious for a few hours with good friends at dinner time.
I'm told that at some point many young women will take occasion to sing into a hair dryer while getting ready for a date. Well, we had a music theme for our weekend date. It featured the popular music of the 80's and early 90's. Add in a video camera and you get this clip.
I kept track of some of the one-liners that were said over the weekend. Here's a random sampling.
Kris: I'm fascinated by migrating birds. I have many questions.
Tommy, when speaking about our impending dinner:
Tommy: I've been saving myself all day for this.
Shamus: Does that make you a virgin?
Tommy: Yeah, and I haven't eaten either.
Kris and her mother on the phone while we are walking around the city.
Marietta: OK, stay safe.....keep close to Sha
Kris: Are you freakin' kiddin' me?!
A few of the other photos from our weekend.