We began the day with breakfast at Junior's. Had an awesome omelet, but I think tomorrow I'm going to just have the two eggs. I was stuffed!
Then Elizabeth and I got on the subway and went to Battery Park so I could see the Statue of Liberty. Willy had one of his more chaste pics taken because there were small children in the vicinity.
Then we walked to the World Trade Center site. I thought they were going to leave it as it was, but they're building all sorts of things, including a memorial.
We rode the subway back to the hotel and met up with Mellanie, Lynne, and Kendra Leigh Castle! We went walking down Fifth Avenue and checked out the Barnes & Noble where we found Kendra's new book along with Virgin!
Then we walked on down Fifth Avenue and I actually went into Saks and tried on a hat. Too small, and TOO EXPENSIVE!!!! We were almost to Central Park, and we were starved, so we had lunch at the Trump Tower. Would you believe Donald Trump has his picture on the bottles of WATER???? Of course, he can't hold a candle (or a YD) to Willy!
After that, we hiked back to the hotel and Lynne bought some cupcakes and a bakery that Oprah thinks is awesome. I'll have to admit, the cupcakes looked pretty awesome!
I was going to take a shower before the Literacy Signing, but I laid down on the bed and just didn't want to get up again. I got up just in time to change my clothes and powder my nose and then went and sat for two and a half hours with my good buddy and fellow Sourcebooks author, and our newest NYT Bestseller, Carolyn Brown! Her husband was wearing this terrific T-shirt that said "I sleep with the author of Love Drunk Cowboy and inspired pages 274-277." Too cute!
Then we had dinner at Sardi's I had the swordfish, a margarita, and chocolate mousse. Two of the Sextet didn't make it, but we were with Kendra, Marie Force, and two of her buddies. One of the waitresses was folding napkins at a table behind us and really got a kick out of our conversation. That's me and Annie Morgan.
And Mellanie and Kendra!
Now I'm back in the room blogging and Elizabeth has already gone to bed. The conference starts in the morning, so I probably better get a shower and get to bed. I'm meeting Kendra and Lynne for breakfast at 6:45. What are the odds that I'll be up that early?
Probably not too good. . . .
Hmm. . . He's still out there. . . .