Tuesday, April 9, 2013

See You Later, Alligator

After a while, crocodile.


We're off to New York for a week with The Dowager Duchess and The Kid Brother. I'm sure there'll be plenty of stories and photos to share while we're there.


I used to know people in New York and New England who would fly to Paris for the weekend... "to shop." San Geraldo needs shoes. You may remember my post about San Geraldo's ginormous feet and his difficulty finding shoes in Sevilla (click here to refresh your memory). 

SHEDDING CROCODILE TEARS FOR OUR UPCOMING DEPARTURE?

CLICK FOR THE BIGGER PICTURE.

Given there are so many large-footed expats living around here in Málaga Province, we thought shoe-shopping would no longer be a problem. Not so. They must all bring their shoes with them. So, we'll pretend we're flying to New York for the week... to shop. But not for alligator shoes.


26 comments:

  1. Have a jolly good time, Mitch. Wave to us as you fly over - and we'll see you again 'after a while'.

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    1. Raybeard:
      I hope you saw me wave. Your cats were keeping you quite busy when we flew over.

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  2. If you gota buy shoes it might as well be in La Grande Apple!

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    1. Bob:
      And now San Geraldo can say, "I always fly to New York to buy my shoes." (We just won't tell anyone he gets them at the Clarks store in Kings Plaza, Brooklyn.)

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  3. Bon Voyage! Or however they say this in Spanish. In Hungarian it's "Szerencses Utat" and means have a lucky trip. Good luck that is. And let the alligators float off happily on their tears.

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    1. Kristi:
      It was a "szerencses utat" (and I'm sure glad I didn't have to SAY that)! Here it's "buen viaje."

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  4. Have a wonderful time with your family! See ya latah!

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    1. Jim:
      I left New York such a long time ago, that I now have hard time following the accent. (I still imitate it just fine.)

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  5. I hope you both have a nice holiday Mitchell. It is good to see family when you have been away for a while.
    Bye the way, the saying in our family was:
    See you later, Alligator,
    Come back home when your tail is straighter...

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    1. Kirk:
      I love your family's saying. I had never heard that. But if I waited for my tail to be "straighter," I'd never come back.

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  6. I can sympathize. I don't have large feet but mine are exceptionally wide and hard to fit. Have a nice visit with the DD.

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    1. Stephen:
      I'm at the top end of the shoe sizes here, but can still do fine. I really feel for Jerry (and you). It is not fun.

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  7. What a great sculpture! Have a fabulous trip. I'm jealous!

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    1. Knatolee:
      I have to head back out again tomorrow and see what's developed on the beach since we left. I am amazed by the talent.

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  8. Have a nice time visiting your hometown!

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    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      It's odd how it doesn't feel like a hometown to me. But it was still great to spend time with my mother, brother, and others! Thanks.

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    1. Spo:
      Thanks. As you know by now, all is well.

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  10. Oh man...you have me dancing now! We used to play that song all the time years ago...dancing up a storm. Jim is a fantastic dancer just ask him!

    Have a grand NYC trip!

    All the best!

    Ron

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    1. Ron:
      I've got some other oldies waiting in the wings. You'll have to post a video of you (or at least Jim) dancing.

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  11. I hope you're having a wonderful time, and I can't wait to read all about it!

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle. More stories to come.

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  12. I have never had a bad time in New York.Or New Orleans. Or Chicago. Bing and I are planning our summer vacation during the time that Liv is in Spain with her Father this year. We are thinking a road trip to North Carolina. I think there are people with big feet there too.

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    1. Maria:
      Don't they call them clod hoppers in North Carolina? I am ashamed to say that with all my travels (and moves) I have never been to New Orleans. San Geraldo loves it (as does everyone else who's ever been there as far as I know). One of these days.

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