Visions Of New York City As A December Destination Are Dancing In My Head
They just lit the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center the other day.
It seems like such a cool thing, and even tho I was not there for it, or have never even been to it, to me it signals the start of the holiday season.
One of these days, I will be in the Big Apple for the holidays. It’s a Bucket List travel item for me.
Here’s what I envision it to be like:
• Strolling down snow-covered sidewalks, stopping to marvel at decorated store windows with holiday music in the air.
• Couples in long winter coats cuddled together, the girl grabbing onto her man’s arm and pulling him in front of those store windows in a series of romantic tugs.
• Stopping to see the big tree and ice skaters at Rockefeller Plaza and even strapping on skates myself.
• Popping into cozy bars and pubs along the way to warm up from the cold weather outside and to share holiday cheers with other fun people in the bars.
Now, does all that sounds like a Bucket List experience or what!?
Of course, the reality is probably nothing like that, but until I experience it, that is what I have in my mind. I know it’s cold – freezing to someone who lives in Southern California – that those snow-covered streets may be a mess of slush or perhaps a sheet of ice, and that there’s so many people walking the streets focused and looking ahead that there would be none of the romance to it that are dancing around my head like sugar plums.
Plus, I’ve not ice skated for years and would spend the entire time on the rink looking like a cartoon character headed straight for a brick wall.
But hey, there’s always the bars, right?!
Cheers and Happy Holidays from PubClub.com!