Visiting Annie in Brooklyn was great. I parked my car at the Campbell's house near Greenwich CT, then hopped on the train towards New York. I was overwhelmed when I arrived in Grand Central.. I was so confused. Coming from camping in the woods and small town life, it was a bit much to handle. Manhattan was bustling, even at 11pm. I guess the city is always awake.
The following day, Annie hosted a birthday picnic in Prospect Park, and so many people showed up. It was nice meeting all of her friends. I spent the next several days doing my best to walk myself to exhaustion. Took the subway a few times, but mostly walked throughout Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. Met my editor, April, at Macmillan in Manhattan. Also got to meet some peeps at Hornet NYC, who I've worked with in the past. Makes me miss the studio life a little bit when I see people working on cool projects. But then again... I also miss the woods!
I basically just walked and walked, spent money, ate good food, spent more money. Oh well! I suppose there's a time and place for everything. It was really good to spend quality time with Annie. I feel like we needed a good catching up!