Well this past week we had the opportunity to travel to New York to watch the US Open tennis tournament. Luana and I went with my tennis buddy, Bill Koziol and his wife Lana. Bill and I have been playing every Wed. afternoon for over 20 years, so it was fun to go with him. We stayed at the Wellington Hotel at 55th and 7th, about 4 blocks south of Central Park. I got to run in Central Park a couple of mornings which was fun. The rest of the day was full as we left at 9:30 each morning to take the subway to Flushing Meadow and the US Tennis Center. It is a beautiful place and is huge. It sits adjacent to Shea Stadium, where the Mets were actually playing the Astros, but we did not make that game. The general admission tickets allow you to watch any match except Center Court and court 2. Since that is where all of the top stars play, we did not see any of the big names but got to see a lot of very good tennis, and on the outside courts you are right there.
The evenings were spent eating, strolling and shopping along 7th Ave, Times square, Broadway and the like. We did make it to ground Zero but there was not much to see. One night we made to the Yankees and Red Sox game in one of the last games at fabled Yankee Stadium. It was a blast and especially since the Yankees lost. The saying is tiresome but true: New York is a great place to visit but i would not want to live there.