It has been three years since I’ve been able to take a vacation. Actually longer if you consider that three years ago I took a week off to help a friend with her newborn daughter for “vacation”…sigh. Maybe kick that time-line back 4 or 5 years to count an 8 month residency in California to be near family…another sigh. But before THAT…I did travel to Europe on several different occasions for various destinations and durations. I credit my Papa Fred and mom for planting the first seeds of wanderlust which were satiated by culture and variety with civilized travel destinations. I considered NYC with honest trepidation, a victim of bad press. But then a Lucky Strike! My luck does come in small pinches! My best friend Deb stepped up and offered to travel with me. She is fearless and has been to NYC. Voila! After four months of scrimping and planning…here is a movie compiling photos from 4 days of art/culture/variety/food/and Holiday Spirits with kind Big City souls. Enjoy and celebrate the combined idea of life, liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Be grateful for everything!