Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I ♥ New York New Jersey

I spent the last two days in Newark, New Jersey, and yes, it was all it cracked up to be.

I wound up having to stay in a hotel out by the airport. The weather was lovely, and since I got out of work early yesterday, I would have liked to sit out in the sun, by the pool, to read my book.

Alas, it was an indoor pool. But that didn't stop me.



The hotel gave me a free postcard. It didn't look like the hotel at all.



But that didn't stop me either. While sitting by the pool, I filled out the card to send it to my parents.



I write them the strangest notes. It's a good thing they love me anyway.




11 comments:

Kilroy_60 said...

I was going to write a comment, but when I saw it would be characterized as an interesting observation I thought I best not.

8-)

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Cheers!

DSL said...

Love Edith Wharton. That's all I have to say.

dara said...

This was, by far, the best of the Wharton novels that I have read. It might have even cracked my top 5 of the Modern Library list.

DSL said...

Much better than the movie in my opinion, but maybe that's because I can't stand Wynona Ryder. I also really like House of Mirth and Ethan Frome. mmm...this makes me think of Henry James too. Haven't read him in a while.

mad said...

I actually got to stay at the Waldorf. It's not all that it's cracked up to be.

dara said...

Mad: I didn't say I wanted to stay there, I said I've wondered. I often wonder about hotels -- usually when their quaint or old. (The Library Hotel is one that really piques my interest.) But, as I noted, I have never wondered about the Sheraton Newark Airport, despite having driven past it on the Jersey Turnpike a number of times.

Paul said...

I have never read anything by Edith Wharton. Gotta love the Library Hotel !!

Beakerz said...

Do I dare ask why you were stuck in a hotel in Jersey?

dara said...

Paul: I've just driven by, but it looks like a fun place to stay.

beakerz: Work. It's always work.

honeykbee said...

Not only cute shoes, but good reading tip. Thanks!

dara said...

The shoes are my comfy commuting shoes -- a cross between ballet flats and tennis shoes. They're by Rocket Dog, and cost about $29. What you can't see is that they have cute little embroidered flowers on them.