Busy days, late nights and early mornings meant I didn't manage to post while I was in NY. Now that I'm home, I have a little time, but this week is fairly hectic as we leave on the weekend for a 3-week, cross-country driving trip.
So a few random observations from the weekend...
Continental stinks. The seats feel like wooden planks with strips of fabric nailed to them. The "food" is not just peanuts, but might as well be. Next time we'll check out JetBlue, which we hear good things about.
The Park Central Hotel on 7th Ave in Manhattan is okay. We ended up touring the 15th floor, because they sent us to two rooms that had not yet been made up, and finally told us to go to a third--where we encountered the housekeeper, who had just begun that one. We kicked her out, saying we needed to change so we could make a theater curtain. We went to dinner at the Playwright Restaurant and Tavern, which was very nice, then to Spamalot, which was very fun (and just won a Tony for Best Musical). When we got back to the room, the housekeeper had indeed finished.
Much fun at BEA, seeing old friends and new ones. Had some good meetings with my agent and editors, and some wonderful meals. Check out Katz's Deli when you're in town--where Meg Ryan had her "orgasm" scene in When Harry Met Sally--for some good old-fashioned NY deli atmosphere and gigantic sandwiches.
We couldn't really squeeze in any shopping or anything, because the trip was just too short. By Sunday morning we were on our way to the airport to fly back to Phoenix, and then drive home.
Oh, yeah--if your wallet is stolen (Maryelizabeth's, not mine) and you need to get on a plane, you need an incident report from the police.