New York Serendipity

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By: leelefever on December 12, 2005 - 10:26pm

Today was so fun. We started rushing to White Plains for a meeting with just seconds to spare and making the train we needed from Grand Central Station, which seemed very New York, with husle and bustle.

Coming back to the city, we met up with AJ and Andrew at a little Mexican Joint called Mi Nidito, very cool.  AJ and Andrew, from YourInnerVagabond, have done a ton of travel had tons of stories of practical advice.  As we left, they gave us a couple items that, to outsiders may seem funny, but meant a lot to us.  Along with a list of travel wisdom called "The Tao of Travel" and a handful of safety pins and rubber bands- truly practical items for the road.

From dinner we went to the Christmas spectacle at 30 Rockefeller Center.  I can't imagine a Christmas in NY without a visit.

On a whim, we went down to Greenwich Village and the serenipity began.  We ended up on an industrial street called Little West and saw a couple of doors with no sign, but a bar and people inside.  We walked in, sat down, and ordered a drink.  We aked the Bartender about the name of the place and, no shit, this is what he said...

"Yeah, this bar doesn't really have a name.  We've only been open for 4 months and we want to keep the opens open for the nest idea.  Only the local west village people know about it, I'm suprised you found it."  We knew we had found the right place.

After a too-expensive drink or two, we walked up Hudson and met a guy on the corner who happended to be from LA and looking to hang out, so we hung out with Jim for a beer and came home.

All in all, a great time with great people, all of which were out to have a good time.  We do love New York. 




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By: AJ & Andrew (not verified) on December 13, 2005 - 2:49am

We had a lovely time meeting you and hearing all about your plans. What you're doing is very exciting and talking with you has only served to reinforce our own wanderlust as we gear up for our next trip - wherever that may be.

AJ and I spent our train ride talking about travel on our way home. We were all ready to write about it & your own trip on our blog in the wee hours after we came home, and found that our server was down! Ah, the price of technology. So if you can't reach us at YourInnerVagabond, feel free to drop us an email at We have a newsletter we send our periodically, and we're happy to talk travel anytime!

Thanks again for a great evening, Lee & Sachi. We're so looking forward to reading about your adventures, misadventures, and all the in-between stuff, too. - AJ & Andrew

By: Jeanine on December 23, 2005 - 10:03pm

Love that! I once took a few extra kids on a little trip with my kids. One of the extras had packed scotch tape along with the usual stuff. I laughed a little, but darn it if we didn't use that scotch tape a couple times that weekend. So you might want to pick up a roll. You never know.

By: leelefever on December 24, 2005 - 10:00am
Believe it or not, we actually have duct tape, or as the label reads "duck tape" in a small folded package. I've heard you end up using it- we'll see.