Five Photos, Five Stories – Day One

Thank you Rosalyn for inviting me to join this wonderful challenge.


Today’s photo was taken in late October 2008.

I was working in Montreal on a business trip and Dean flew over to spend time with me.  As the Canadian tourist season finishes towards the end of October, we were ‘stranded’, so naturally speaking, we flew down to New York for four days.

Our first stop – The Empire State Building where the view was absolutely amazing and breathtaking and there were canyons and canyons of buildings as far as the eye could see.

View from the top

View from the top where you can see roof top gardens (Click to enlarge)


Dean and I were so excited to be spending time in the Big Apple and made the most of those precious four days we had together.

We rode the subway, visited the Statue of Liberty, the Museum of Natural History, took a carriage ride through (a small part of) Central Park, walked around The Green Lawn in Central Park, took the up town, down town and across town tours on the big red bus, walked Times Square (several times), went to the Top of the Rock, ate at a diner, had pizza, hot dogs and roasted nuts.

We fed squirrels, ran through the rain, caught a cold and laughed ourselves silly when I was ‘flashed’ by a guy in a trench coat.

We spent way too much money, watched the fireworks at the front of Macy’s for their 150 birthday celebrations, ate Hershey Kisses, Peanut M&M’s, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

We lost each other on Wall Street and then watched the filming of Law and Order somewhere around the corner.  We saw the Flat Iron Building, The Dakota Building and Strawberry Fields.

We stood at No 1 Broadway and walked around the construction of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the site of the World Trades Centre where I was so overwhelmed with emotion I couldn’t talk.

I don’t know if I’ll ever return to New York, but I do know I’ll never forget the four days I was there with my husband in 2008.


The Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge rules require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo.  It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph – it’s entirely up to you. 

Then each day, nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge.

Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.  Today, I invite Julz Crafts to join the challenge. 

(Actually, anyone can join in, so please do.)

11 Comments

    1. Yes we did Bethie,

      It was four amazing days and at the end of it, Dean flew home and I went back to work in Montreal, both of us absolutely exhausted.

      Clare

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    1. Hi Calen,

      The height was rather dizzying, but thankfully the entire area is cages in so no-one carry out their own impersonation of King Kong.

      Clare

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