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Message 1389350 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 3:35:27 UTC

Hello Friends,

Eric and I spent some time in Wisconsin visiting with his parents and attending our niece Rachel's wedding. Now we are in New York treating another treasured niece, Emily, to a vacation in celebration of her thirteenth birthday.

Traveling with Eric always brings out the comedian in him, and occasionally I have a moment or two as well...


Standing In Front Of The Statue Of Liberty
Auntie Angela: I used to belong to the Statue of Liberty Club
Emily: What's that?
Auntie Angela: You know... "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" - these were the men I dated before I met Uncle Eric.


Standing On The Torch Side Of The Statue
Uncle Eric: It is a French statue, so you know what's under that toga, right?
Emily: No, what?
Uncle Eric: A hairy armpit!


Standing Behind the Statue:
Uncle Eric: Baby got back!!!


Standing In Line Waiting To Board A Ferry Back To Battery Park:
Below the dock floating in the water there happened to be a er... uh.... um.... used device worn by men to er... uh.... um... prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Uncle Eric: Look, it's the most common fish in the Hudson!


At Dinner, Trying An Amuse Bouche Of Octopus On An Eggplant Puree
Emily: I don't know what it was, but I ate it and it was good.


After Seeing Wicked:
Uncle Eric: The happily ever after ending just ruined it for me.
Auntie Angela: And I love you too, dear.




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Message 1389354 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 4:01:00 UTC - in response to Message 1389350.

I hope you two are enjoying your trip Angela.
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Message 1389358 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 4:28:52 UTC

Well are you going to tell us some of the funny stuff?

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Message 1389369 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 5:33:14 UTC

Hi Angela, Glad you are enjoying your trip to the big apple. I hope that you have planed a trip to the opera, And a broadway show. I know Eric will enjoy them:)
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Message 1389381 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 6:11:09 UTC

Hiya, Angela!

So glad to hear that you and Eric are enjoying some time away from the usual.
Nice to hear you revisited Eric's roots here in Wisconsin again.

And I do hope you left some extra kibbles out for the raccoons back home.
Otherwise they might be a little feisty whence you return.

Kitties send meows for both of you, and Emily as well.
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Message 1389413 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 8:14:42 UTC - in response to Message 1389354.

I hope you two are enjoying your trip Angela.


+1:)
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Message 1389542 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 17:19:46 UTC

You two are just priceless, luv it all to bits ;-))

Have a great time!

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Message 1389556 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 17:43:24 UTC

Hello to you in New York City from us across the pond.

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Message 1389568 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 18:28:29 UTC

Lol :) Greetings from England.
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Message 1389584 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 19:30:06 UTC

Hey, what are you doing here? Please don’t forget
that you two are on vacation. Have fun.

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Message 1389672 - Posted: 11 Jul 2013, 6:05:12 UTC
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Lucky Angela & Eric ! :)
Enjoy your stay in one of the most beautiful cities in the World...
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Message 1389719 - Posted: 11 Jul 2013, 10:31:43 UTC

Hi Angela and Eric

Good to see you are enjoying your vacation. Keep it up, and ........
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Message 1389729 - Posted: 11 Jul 2013, 11:09:29 UTC

Don't forget to post some pics when you guys get back! :)
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Message 1389751 - Posted: 11 Jul 2013, 13:31:52 UTC

Hello again! Yesterday was an action packed day. We started with breakfast at Rockefeller Center, which in the winter is an ice rink but in the summer is a casual outdoor cafe. We spent the morning mostly window-shopping on Madison Avenue. Eric made a bee line for the "bored husband chair" most stores were kind enough to provide. I must confess that, with the encouragement of a 13 year old, and despite the derision of a certain nameless astronomer, I am now the proud owner of a stylish pair of Italian leather pumps that absolutely kill my feet, but that make my legs look like they go on and on for miles. I have christened the pair my "midlife crisis shoes". In the afternoon we had matinee tickets to see Annie, which was fun because our niece (the family thespian) was the star of Annie a couple of years ago in a community theatre production in her hometown of Washburn Wisconsin. After that we had a horse carriage ride through Central Park. (Do ALL horses smell like that, or was our horse exceptionally flatulent?) After dinner, we went up to the viewing platform on the Empire State Building for a fabulous panoramic view of the city at night.

A few funny moments from our trip....

Emily: (Fiddling with her dinner napkin) "Aren't there napkin rules?"
Auntie Angela: "Yes, napkin etiquette is easy to learn. If you get up mid-meal to powder your nose, you place your napkin on your chair, to spare your dining companion(s) from viewing your soiled napkin. At the end of the meal, when everyone is leaving, you place your soiled napkin on the table casually. Never refold it."
Uncle Eric: "Auntie Angela forgot a few rules."
Auntie Angela: "Hoo boy..."
Uncle Eric: "Never ball up your napkin and throw it at your dining companion... unless your dining companion is Auntie Angela." (Eric then pretends to throw a napkin at me.) "Also, if you are given a paper napkin, never rip up pieces of it to roll tobacco for cigarettes or to roll up other herbaceous products... at least not at the table."
Auntie Angela: "When we get back to Wisconsin, your sister is going to murder you!!!"


In a cab, after perhaps a tad too much wine on my part...

Auntie Angela: (in her best singing voice) "They say the neon lights are bright..."
Uncle Eric: "... on Broadway"
Auntie Angela: "... but looking at them just gives me..."
Uncle Eric: "...the runs"

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Message 1389771 - Posted: 11 Jul 2013, 14:35:20 UTC - in response to Message 1389751.

You two are absolutely a riot!
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Message 1389782 - Posted: 11 Jul 2013, 15:15:12 UTC

+1:))
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Message 1389811 - Posted: 11 Jul 2013, 16:43:00 UTC

After that we had a horse carriage ride through Central Park. (Do ALL horses smell like that, or was our horse exceptionally flatulent?)


Yes, and yes...


Glad to see you are both enjoying yourselves, even if your nice may be mentally scarred for life due to such a close encounter with Eric's "humour"...

I do notice he omitted at least one part of napkin etiquette... the bit out sucking red wine out :-)
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Message 1389815 - Posted: 11 Jul 2013, 16:46:47 UTC

Auntie Angela: "Yes, napkin etiquette is easy to learn".

Then there are those reprobates that go on Bay cruises, and steal them ....

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Message 1389820 - Posted: 11 Jul 2013, 16:59:51 UTC

Chris - I thought that was one of the unwritten parts of the etiquette that only applies to monogrammed napkins.
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Message 1389824 - Posted: 11 Jul 2013, 17:18:32 UTC

In that case Rob I iz absolved :-)

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