Distance (Or: Finding Dutch things in random places)

Earlier this year, the Dutchies and I visited New York City – a tradition that actually began long before I was in the picture. It just became a lot easier to do when they had a free “hotel” at my place! We were walking along 42nd street, and I saw something out of the corner of my eye. I stopped, stared, and realized that there was an advertisement with some Dutch cities on it.

Mind you, I no longer remember what the advertisement was about, and there were other cities pictured (in both directions), but it was still interesting enough to take a picture of.

Dutch directional sign in New York City

It’s always useful to know exactly how far you have to go to get somewhere!

I also spent some (brief) time in the Palisades center today, a very large four story mall that seems to have everything. Wikipedia says it is the 6th largest in the country. For instance, it has a 21 screen movie theater, an IMAX movie theater, a bowling alley, an ice skating rink, Dave & Buster’s (an entertainment arcade type area for kids and adults), a carousel, and a ferris wheel… and that is just the more unique things. Ask Marco and he’ll tell you that he’s mostly just glad that there are multiple options for getting Icees.

Carousel in the Palisades center

I was there to get a new pair of work shoes. My last pair survived almost 2 1/2 years, so I really can’t complain. And I also ended up handing over my engagement ring to get it resized. I am torn: my finger feels so naked! and please don’t lose my ring! Thankfully it will only take about a week. Hopefully.

Another week begins. Though I’ll be the first to say that I am glad that the students are on Spring break, since I am hoping work is a bit quieter this week. I need to catch up!

 

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2 thoughts on “Distance (Or: Finding Dutch things in random places)

  1. Yay! Utrecht and cities other than Amsterdam! I’ve been ranting again today about the A’dam-centric coverage in travel magazines.

    I remember the Palisades! It really is huge. I remember going once right after we’d bought a new car and when I got back out to the parking lot, I discovered an almost identical car, except slightly bigger, parked next to mine. I had a moment of panic as to which car was mine.

  2. I will admit to being surprised to not see Amsterdam on the picture.

    I don’t know if you remember the Nanuet mall, built in ’69. It closed for good in early February, to make way for the wrecking balls: http://www.lohud.com/article/20120201/NEWS03/301310094/Nanuet-Mall-closing-its-doors-demolition

    But it will be rebuilt as an outdoor mall. It really suffered after the Palisades opened,

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