Thursday morning I took the train into Manhattan
to visit my sister and her boyfriend.
Here are some photos I took during my walk to their apartment building
When I reached the apartment, Percy
was the first one to greet me. He ran up to me the minute I stepped out of the elevator. His whole body trembling with excitment, tail wagging and tongue lolling. I missed the little guy.
Unfortunately, He was feeling under the weather later because he tore open and ate an entire bag of Gummi-bears. Here's a pic of him on his sick bed.
It was so great seeing my sister again. We went shopping together, and then had some sushi
in the late afternoon.
when we returned home, Mr. Big bought champagne and made dinner. (Steak, Asparagus and Salad) he's quite the cook. *I heart Mr. Big.*
We drank, talked, laughed and played card games until the early morning hours.
I woke up the next morning to the sound of cooing
... I slowly blinked open my eyes and saw two pigeons perched on the fire escape staring blankly at me. The window was open and the sunlight was streaming in. I was laying on the futon in my sister's livingroom. I felt this complete happiness at the realization that I was home in the states with my family again. I'm living
here now and it's not just a visit. It suddenly hit me fully.
Eric, this next part is for you
While I was walking to my sister's apartment thursday morning, a woman on the street outside the Adidas shop handed me a flyer. I didn't really bother looking at it until I was standing at the corner waiting to cross the street.
The flyer read: "Meet the German Soccer team, FC Bayern Munich tomorrow at 3 P.M. A rare American appearance. Talk with the members and get their signatures!
Now for those that don't know. Eric is a big soccer fan. Everybody
in Germany worships soccer. It's huge in all of Europe. This year the World cup is taking place in German
y. it's beginning about 3 days
after Eric has to leave
Germany and join me in America. So Sadly he's missing
the huge event.
When I saw this flyer, I was pretty excited about meeting the most famous soccer team in all of Germany and getting their signatures for Eric. What are the odds of them being here in New York only 5 days after I left Germany?!
So we were there on Friday and we saw that the line for signatures stretched around the entire store! it led upstairs and to a part we couldn't view. We just saw camera flashes and reporters going upstairs. After a long wait, they announced that a lot of people would NOT be able to see the team and that the time is out. We were right near the stairs and we just
made it in before the closed off the line.
We ran up the stairs and we were able to meet the team. I have all
of their autographs! (well, minus Oliver Kahn and Michael Ballack, of course. They're in Switzerland.) They were so sweet, friendly and funny. Some of them were flirting, winking and joking around with me and my sister. The whole experience was really exciting.Honey, I wish you were there!
But here are a few pictures I shot. Sorry they're blurry, I forgot to turn on my flash.
those two were really funny... I have some pictures where they're laughing with us, but it's a complete blur because they never stayed still.
As we left, we saw some crazed fans running up the escalators that were going down. They were frantic to get signatures and determined to catch the players before they left. We saw them leave on their tour bus five minutes later while a crowd on the streets watched.
But we have two signed posters. Tell K. that one is for him.
It was a nice trip to Manhattan.
Here is a picture of Percy traveling on the subway system. He's sitting on Laura's lap. He was enjoying the ride.
For the record, Percy is a big shot in Manhattan now. Everyone on the street knows his name and stops to pet him. He gets so much attention just when you take him on a walk. I think it's getting to his head a bit. he wags his tale and walks all proudly.
So now we're all here together as a family for memorial day weekend. I have to log off, there's a lot I need to do today.Eric, I miss you so much!!! Call me when you read this! Only 8 more days until we're together again!