It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…actually this week

Twenty years ago this week (July 25 through August 1, 1998) was my first trip to New York City.  I’ve written about bits of it elsewhere, and there’s so much to remember that I really need to take about a day to get it all out (this is NOT that post), but I did want to at least acknowledge this milestone.   Tonight’s big 20th anniversary is my first Broadway Show, Miss Saigon, as well as the first time I was taken to the Hourglass Tavern and The View (not the TV show, although I was drug to that several years later…) on the 48th floor of the Times Square Marriott Marquis.  I also have a vivid memory of having a (brief) exchange with my boss while riding escalator in the Marriott, completely in Russian (my knowledge of said language from one semester in college, his from being in the Marines, and I didn’t ask further…).   I don’t have any pictures from that trip, or really the first several years of NYC, so I’m not going to add any to this post.  But I do have the memories in my head, and I will do my best to get them all out before they fade away…

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