Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New York!

The national RWA conference was in New York this summer, and it was a blast!  My daughter Emily and our usual roomies  enjoyed our room on the 40th floor of the Marriott Marquis, where we could see the dazzling lights of Times Square.  The RWA Board did a wonderful job of picking the conference site! Wonderful restaurants, Broadway shows all around...such fun.  We even got to see all of the premiere hoopla in Times Square,  in celebration of  the release of the new Transformer's movie.

Horse lover that I am, I just loved seeing all of the beautiful police horses on patrol around Time Square.  The cop in this picture was giving her horse his "break"--and though she is seen here tying him to a scaffolding that would be no match for a powerful horse heading in reverse,  she actually bow-tied a little leather shoelace around the pipe, then looped the reins through that--a nifty quick-release set-up in case he spooked.

The horses pulling carriages for hire around Central Park and Times Square were beautiful, too--sleek, fat and healthy looking, their white carriages so festive set against all the bright neon lights.

But the conference week was more that just the dazzling lights, crowds and wonderful restaurants.  The workshops, and all of the industry buzz in the hallways, left me re-charged and excited about getting back to work!

What are some of your favorite places to visit?  What vacations have been your most memorable? 

Wishing you a wonderful summer,
Roxanne Rustand
Home at Blackberry Hill, 7/2011


Terri Reed said...

Roxanne, it was great seeing you in New York. It was a blast. And my daughter had such a good time with you and Emily. Thank you again for letting her tag along to the Met.

RoxanneRustand said...
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RoxanneRustand said...

We loved having your daughter with us. She is such a sweetheart!

I so enjoy bringing my daughter Emily to RWA. She has been a member for three years, and this was her third conference. We always do a lot of sightseeing before/after the conference, and try to hit different ethnic or landmark restaurants every day. I hope we are building good memories in the process!