On our way out of Grand Central, Cesar led San Geraldo to an UP escalator while Daisy was leading me straight through the building. (After 9/11, the lower level had been closed off and Cesar didn't realize we could once again cut through.) Daisy couldn't get their attention until Cesar was on the first step of the escalator. He quickly jumped off. San Geraldo was already well on his way. He debated running down the UP but blessedly decided against it. When he got to the top, he made a dramatic crossing to the DOWN escalators. The last time we were there, Cesar led us (correctly that time) up the escalator; Daisy turned and led us back down, and then led us back up again. We get a lot of odd looks.
|SAN GERALDO DOING HIS EVITA IMPERSONATION.|
(CLICK TO SEE HIM IN ALL HIS GRANDEUR.)
It was 17F (minus 8C) when Cesar and Daisy left Connecticut in the morning; 45F (7C) in the city didn't seem so bad to them. I found it a bit raw, so you can imagine what San Geraldo was like. He wore long underwear, a T-shirt, sweater, hooded sweatshirt, and hooded winter coat. He used both hoods and complained that his feet were cold.
|SAN GERALDO AS WE HEADED INTO THE "BITTER COLD."|
|YOU CAN SEE HOW COLD CESAR FOUND IT. (HE WORE GLOVES WITH HIS SWEATER.)|
|DAISY, DOING HER VERSION OF EVITA (OR THE VIRGIN MARY?), AS SHE REACTS TO SAN GERALDO'S GET-UP.|
(HE HAD JUST PULLED UP HIS PANTS LEG TO REVEAL HIS LONG UNDERWEAR.)
|SAN GERALDO WASN'T THE ONLY ONE "IN THE HOOD."|
|"BROOKLYN DINER.... THE FINER DINER." REALLY GREAT FOOD. MANHATTAN PRICES.|
|UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS BROOKLYN LAGER.|
|INSIDE (THE CHILLY RESTAURANT) AND DOWN TO ONLY ONE HOOD. WHAT A MAN!|
|ACROSS THE STREET, THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE.|
|THE 7TH AVENUE SIDE OF CARNEGIE HALL, SURROUNDED BY SCAFFOLDING.|
|TRACK REPAIRS REQUIRED US TO CHANGE TRAINS AT KINGS HIGHWAY.|
JUST BEFORE NANOOK OF THE NORTH (AKA SAN GERALDO) PROMISED
TO NEVER AGAIN COMPLAIN ABOUT THE COLD OF FUENGIROLA.