New York, February 2000

by Matthew Burfeind

When Jennifer moved to her new position at Fidelity, we knew that there would be some travel involved. On October, off she went to a conference at La Quinta, a resort just outside of Palm Springs. She followed that with a quick trip to Boca Raton in November. I'm not sure what I was thinking, but I didn't go with her on either of those trips to beautiful, warm, sunny places. Only afterwards did it hit me that it was foolish not to go. Fidelity was already paying for the hotel room and airfare, and now that I've been at the BAC five years, I've got more vacation time than I know what to do with. So, when Jennifer had to go to New York in February, I was all over it.

The weekend of the trip also happened to be the weekend of our wedding anniversary, a remarkable coincidence. We started the weekend by visiting our friends Jan Theisen and Joe DeLotto, who live in Tuckahoe. Then it was off to Manhattan, where we stayed at the Hilton. The Hilton was fine, although nothing like the Ritz-Carlton in Pasadena. Here's a foggy view from our room.

View from the Hilton, southeast View from the Hilton, southwest

Rockefeller Center...

Rockefeller Center Rockefeller Center Detail Rockefeller Center Detail
Jennifer at Rockefeller Center Rockefeller Center Detail Jennifer at Rockefeller Center

...Times Square, Fifth Avenue...

Times Square Nasdaq Display Jennifer at the New York Public Library 500 Fifth Avenue Tiffany Window Display

...Grand Central Terminal, Macy's

Grand Central Terminal Entrance to Macy's Exterior of Macy's

On Tuesday, after Jennifer was done with her conference, we had a few hours to kill before our flight. We had lunch and headed down to the Empire State Building. Jennifer had never been to the top, and I hadn't been since I was a kid. It was a beautiful day, and the view was fantastic.

Uptown from the Empire State Building Downtown from the Empire State Building

These are not all of the photos I took in New York...not by a long shot. I hope to have some more of them up at some point, so check back.

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