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Unique Times

Where I share my jewels of wisdom of life

One big melting pot:

The crazy, the zany, the artsy, the musicians, the actors, the business tycoons………..
( Avoid trump village at any cost)!!!

The colorful, the mundane, food a plenty
music at Sugar Bar, where everyone’s high on life.

You can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl but explore, I did. Still reeling from this unexpected trip. We hit the ground running walking 25,000-30,000 steps a day averaging about 12 miles a day.

Uptown, downtown, Eastside, Westside, Chelsea, Midtown, the Highland and Jersey by foot, cab, Uber, or subway. I even signed up for my first Uber and Lyft application to be a driver ….oops. I quickly fixed that and ordered my first Uber. 😂

From Churchill Tavern leaving my purse at 2:30 a.m. in the booth for a photo opt, to strawberry fields to honor John Lennon ….”Just Imagine”. We beelined it home on foot with no cab insight at 4:30 a.m.
Thankfully, The Eiffel tower shined its guiding light and we arrived safely home.

Fall colors and all their glory greeted us each day in the sun, humidity, some rain and spring flowers, reflections of light in every body of water, I grew some legs on this trip, and even found my way to Trader Joe’s and back by myself. Whoo Hoo.

With the best tour guides around, my daughter and friend, we saw an incredible show Arcadia Earth https://www.arcadia-earth.com/ in 3-D about our planet and oceans and ways to Save our Planet, hit the Metropolitan, and The Guggenheim with its architectural beauty. I prayed in St. Patrick’s Church to sit down, Strolled through Rockefeller Center, and witnessed a wedding in front of Grand Central Train Station.

Dogs are everywhere, be careful not to step in poop… another oops.

My highlight was seeing my daughter of course and The Kite Runner (Last show is Oct. 30th so hurry if you want to go, it won’t disappoint). It turned out our friend Alex Purcel was in the play that night and performed 3 different roles and did a superb job. He was in our local High School play with my daughter, so to see him on Broadway in New York with top rated actors was a delight and he didn’t disappoint, nor did the cast. We were brought to tears through the laughs of this heart wrenching and moving story. Below is a little bit about the cast and their notable roles and stardom.

Broadway’s The Kite Runner officially opened July 21 at The Hayes Theater, continuing through October 30. The new play, adapted by Matthew Spangler from Khaled Hosseini’s novel, follows Amir from a young boy living in Kabul, Afghanistan, to adulthood, as he confronts his past and searches for redemption.
Leading the cast are Amir Arison as Amir and Faran Tahir as Baba. They are joined by Mazin Akar, Barzin Akhavan, Demosthenes Chrysan, Azita Ghanizada, Danish Farooqui, Joe Joseph, Déa Julien, Dariush Kashani, Beejan Land, Amir Malaklou, Christine Mirzayan, Haris Pervaiz, Alex Purcell, Eric Sirakian, Houshang Touzie, and Evan Zes. Salar Nader plays the tabla, a percussion instrument.


Buy tickets here … last show Oct 30th.

We got our fix with Alex all to ourselves after the show which for us was the highlight.

As for me, I had an amazing time breaking out and having time with my daughter and avoided a lot of the drilling of concrete and construction.

The biggest gift was having moments where I realized, no matter how far our kids roam, they are always watching us and we always have teachable moments.

Our final night, we stayed in her apartment and cuddled up on the couch watching some silly Halloween Movie and I realized no matter where they go and how long the distance, we are always there for each other and the biggest gift is family, where we can come together in true authenticity and share our hearts, knowing we will come back restored and renewed.

I’m a little in shock that I came home and am missing New York but with Ollie in my lap as I type, home is where my heart is as the sun rises to greet me.

Have a great week ahead. So much more to share but I have a client waiting for me so I best go.

In closing, whatever you’re afraid to do, do it, feel the feelings and move beyond your comfort zone. There is a big world out there waiting for you to explore.

Always Love,

💗

Cindy

THANK YOU Brontavalo and “Cat” for your amazing hospitality and also to my dear friends for whom I am forever indebted!❣️

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DEVANG UPADHYAYA
1 month ago

A good blog, happy to read it and see all the pics.
Best wishes.
Keep smiling and keep sharing

Marsha
1 month ago

Wow! what a full trip, Cindy! I’ve never walked that many steps even coordinating the Tulare County Mock Trial Competition where I always walked at least 21,000 steps a day. The play sounds fabulous, and knowing and getting to spend time with one of the actors – such a bonus. I love the closeness you expressed being with your daughter. Mom and I shared that kind of love – so comfortable with each other. What a gift you have given to each other.

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Glad you are home safe and sound. 🙂

eunice
1 month ago

Thanks a lot for this great post, Cindy.

eunice
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

A pleasure.

Sadje
1 month ago

You’ve had a great time Cindy. How lovely. Thanks for sharing your beautiful moments with us

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

You’re most welcome

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
1 month ago

You had some fun.

GraceoftheSun
1 month ago

Sounds like a fun trip, Cindy. Happy you enjoyed time with your daughter. Fabulous pictures. Thanks for sharing.💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

My pleasure. Have a fabulous Friyayyy.💕

robbiesinspiration
1 month ago

Wow, what an amazing time you had. I must admit that 4.30 am is long, long past my bedtime. You are amazing. Gorgeous pictures of you and your daughter and her friend.

Paula Light
1 month ago

I loved The Kite Runner book. Fabulous photos! 🤩

Paula Light
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Thank you! Yes, I post a lot, appreciate the read ❤️

KK
KK
1 month ago

It was a fun trip, as you enjoyed to the hilt. All pictures are beautiful and memorable. Have a great weekend 🎉💖💐

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

You’re welcome, always 😊💐💖

Ingrid
1 month ago

What a wonderful trip, Cindy: this sounds like the kind of ‘holidays’ I have 🤣 but well worth it to make all those memories ❤️

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

If I ever make it to NYC, I’m gonna ask for your guidebook 🤩

E
E
1 month ago

Glad it was good ♡

katiemiafrederick
1 month ago

Hehe Dear Cindy i Just took A Break
in Wonder And Amazement From All
The Humming Birds Butterflies and

Other Climbing Furry Beasts And
Feathers on Wings Supporting

All The Flowering Green

To Come to New York New York
With You As the Good News Is Hehe

You Have Done Such A Great Job As

Online Tour Guide it’ll Save me a Ton of
Money for A Visit And All the Butterflies
Birds and Other Beasts Won’t Have to

Miss me

in the
Garden
of Eden Naked
Enough Whole Complete

As It’s True i Noticed Everyone
Was Wearing Pants in New York
Still Don’t Own a Pair Since Winter of 2013
Anyway You Had A Blast Wherever We Blast

Off Makes
it Worth
It For Real
Now Coming
Home Back to Grounding Space
of Nature Free With Kitty Kat Purrs..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

SMiles Dear Cindy You
Really Put The Life in
Life Keep FLoWeRinG
After You Rest
With SMiles
Ever Springing Real
☺️❤️🏝

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Pleasure
☺️❤️🏝🙏

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

☺️👻☺️🎃❤️

Pooja G
1 month ago

Clearly, you had a lot of fun! I am such a big fan The Kite Runner. I read it in high school and it’s one of those stories that stays with you. I am so glad they are making a show based on it and I have no doubt everyone in it is very talented 😊

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Aww I wish haha! Yes, the story is so heavy and I always get so emotional by it.

Jewish Young Professional "JYP"
1 month ago

Sounds like an awesome trip!

Vicki Wynne
Vicki Wynne
1 month ago

What an exciting NYC adventure, Cindy! Such a fabulous city to feel creativity, diversity, and full-out living! Thanks for sharing!

Kym Gordon Moore
1 month ago

Oh Cindaaaayyyy, my girl, first of all what an awesome trip and the experiences you had were priceless my friend. 😁 So you were hobnobbing it with the cast of The Kite Runner huh? 🪁 Your pictures are truly amazing. But after reading this post, my friend, you summed it up nicely –
“In closing, whatever you’re afraid to do, do it, feel the feelings and move beyond your comfort zone. There is a big world out there waiting for you to explore.” Girl I am juiced up and my tank is full, and I am rip roaring and ready to go! Thanks for this extra injection of Superhero energy! You rock girlfriend! 🐱‍🏍🏋🏼‍♀️🦅 I love the way you roll!!! 😍💐🥰

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Thanks for the motivation Cindy. Sometimes we tend to get stuck in our comfort zones and can’t find our way out. But while your adventure was probably scary, you fought fear and anything that looked like it You go Ms. Uber! LOL 😂🚖🚕🚖🤣

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

LMBO Mommy Nature! You nailed it! 😍💋😘💐🤗🦋🥰

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

🌞💐😎💋🥰💖😍💐

D. Wallace Peach
1 month ago

Oh my! You had so much fun in the Big Apple, Cindy. And the miles on your feet! How wonderful and to do it all with your daughter. Great pics of the melting pot. It’s way to overwhelming for me, but you make it seems exciting (Nice to have guide too!).

D. Wallace Peach
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

I think the place is intimidating, but I would love it with a daughter-guide, so I wouldn’t stress about getting lost or getting on the wrong subway, etc. That would be a blast. 😀

Joni Caggiano
1 month ago

What an amazing time Cindy. It sure looked like a spectacular time. I really enjoyed the photo ops, how fun. It is always a pleasure seeing your family having fun. Have a blessed weekend. Hugs and love, Joni ❤️

Dawn Minott
1 month ago

I soooo loooooovvvvvveeedddd this post Cindy!!!! Vicariously enjoying NYC through you was pure splendor. Thanks for reminder re kite runner. Read the book and plan to see it on stage. Thanks for a great post!!!!

aparna12
aparna12
1 month ago

Loved all the pics, your post and your pic with your daughter. You look lovely. Have a splendid weekend🍕🏠🎉.

Jeff Flesch
1 month ago

Wow! What an amazing trip, Cindy. The pics are amazing, and I love the part where you speak to our children roaming, the always present connection, and teachable moments. So true and lovely. ❤️

Rivers Renewed
1 month ago

What a wonderful trip!

Phil
1 month ago

A menagerie of many memorable moments…so much fun!!! Thanks for sharing, dear Cindy, and I wish for you a wonderful weekend 💖

Phil
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Will do Cindy 💕 TY

Bharath Upendra
1 month ago

That cat cosying up. 😂

Sheereen
1 month ago

You seem to have a great time Cindy! All the photos are sooooo cooool❤️

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
1 month ago

Gorgeous photos, Cindy! What a joyous post! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! <3 Ollie looks glad to have you back!

Eugenia
1 month ago

Thank you for sharing you NYC trip with us, Cindy! Seems you had a great time! 🤩

Eugenia
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

😉

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
1 month ago

How fun, Cindy! All the sights and steps, but most of all, time with your daughter. My daughter (and son) and I are close, too, and it’s a blessing as they grow into adults. Happy belated Friday! ❤️

Deepthy
1 month ago

Aw sounds like you had an amazing time! The Kite Runner sounds lovely, I’ve yet to read the book though. Wishing you a lovely weekend!!❤️💫

Navin
1 month ago

Lovely sharing…beautiful pictures…glad you enjoyed your trip & time with daughter…how impressive…25-30k steps a day 👏✨💟💫

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

You’re welcome, Cindy ✨💟💫

kegarland
1 month ago

Cindy, this sounds (and looks) like a lot of fun!

~M
~M
1 month ago

Looks like you had a wonderful time. 🙂

Daily Poetry
1 month ago

The photos are outstanding.

Vidah
1 month ago

The pictures are lovely!
Have a great time ahead, too.

boundlessblessingsblog
30 days ago

Outstanding post and the photos are awesome. Happy Fun-Friday to you too. Fantastic and beautiful.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

You are always welcome dear Cindy. Yeah see you with another great post.💖💖💖

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

🌹🌹🤗🤗❤️❤️

Aaysid
30 days ago

Great photos, Cindy!❤ I love all of Khaled Hosseini’s books. Since The Kite Runner is a brilliant novel, I bet the play is great!😊

rothpoetry
30 days ago

Looks like you had a wonderful time in NYC. So nice you had your daughter to show you around and go with you. You are right. Our most precious gift is our family!

calmkate
30 days ago

wow love the pics, feel exhausted hearing about all you covered … NYC, or even usa, would push me way beyond my comfort zone! Fortunately there is no way it would come within my radar so it was nice to share your experience 🙂

SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️
29 days ago

Thanks for this post!

akshita1776
29 days ago

That looks wonderful auntie!

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
27 days ago

Referring to your last paragraph, I don’t know how I’d react all alone in a big city. Back in the day, I would have taken in as much as I could, but that isn’t me now. I’d want to, but I don’t know if I would alone. I’m proud of you for doing New York City right!

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

Thanks for the confidence, Cindy. 🙂

Holly Hunter
26 days ago

A wonderful trip Cindy. I’m sure it was great being with daughter! ❤️

Resa
26 days ago

Well, that was fun!
Adore the mural.
Will you post more?
How many do you have?
We could do a guest post on my blog, or I’ve been saving up 1 offs from other bloggers to do a group of 1 offs with links
xo

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