Saturday, May 22, 2010

If You Can Drive In There, You Can Drive In Anywhere



I hate to be dramatic about it, but driving into New York City has got to be the most nerve-racking thing I've ever experienced. Yikes! I will never complain again about the traffic in Atlanta. Hands down, this metropolis takes the prize. I made it, safe and sound - the rest of my time here will gladly be on foot or in a cab. Whew.



First thing I gravitated towards was a hot pretzel which was about the size of my head. Had to get that out of my system right away - then onto Bryant Park, which is one of the best people watching spots.




Time to rest ..... it's been a l-o-n-g day. Over and out.

15 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

I can't wait to see what you do with all the photos you are surely taking! Have fun, stay safe!

Bob Mrotek said...

Karin,
I would rather drive in NYC than in Atlanta after is snows a little bit :)

Terri Buchholz said...

Kinda makes Chicago look like Mayberry huh?

black bear cabin said...

awfully cruel of you to post such a delicious photo of that pretzel...i could almost taste it :)
have a fabulous time!

Poconoangel said...

We went to NYC a couple of weeks ago! You are absolutely right about the traffic!!! There was another bomb scare while we were there too, so traffic was being redirected in our direction, then a policeman tried to ticket us while we were stuck half way out in the street when the light turned red! People cross the streets anyway- all around your car!! Ei ei ei! Next time I am taking a train into the city! -But it is an interesting place once you get there!!

AutumnLeaves said...

Mmmm, I so love hot pretzels. Yummy! I hate driving in downtown Chicago and I imagine New York is even worse!! Buses, cabs, Sunday drivers. Ei yi yi! Glad you got to relax and bit and people watch!

Robin Neudorfer said...

As many times I have been to NYC I never have been tempted to drive there. (and I can drive perfectly well in Los Angeles) I have no doubt you will find inspirational views.

Linda Popple said...

NYC is always exciting! Have a great time - AND a safe time!

Looking forward to more photos and your paintings!

California Girl said...

Looks like great weather for your trip. Wonderful city. Lucky you!

Lynnae said...

I am excited to see your pictures. Your work inspires me!

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Last time we drove there, I was hanging onto the door handle for dear life. No way could I ever drive that. Phew is right. Glad you made it safely, safe return as well. Know you're going to be getting some super shots. Have fun!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Oh, Karin - you are a brave girl! I only will drive in NYC if there is no choice, and I MUST have a GPS. And never at rush hour. As a matter of fact I think 5:30 a.m. is the only civilized time to drive there! Enjoy! I look forward to seeing what comes of your trip!

Pam Van Londen ~ daily painter of landscapes, portraits, and still life said...

Another great people watching spot is the children's playground next to the MET.

Sashindoubutsu said...

I love your works! Looking forward to more paintings.

By the way, I'm a dog lover and I'm glad to see those nice dog paintings.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Karin, Yes, have a great time! I know I would be terrified to drive in NY, you are brave. Be safe