Well, that's not quite what I said, is it. We were talking about the weather in August. Perhaps you missed that. I did know that I was going to be in NY in August. And I did know that the weather in NY in August is revolting, particularly for someone who can't deal with humidity. But I freely chose to suck that up to be toured around NY by Tauck. I knew they'd do a good job. And I particularly wanted to visit the Frick. (You might need to look that up.)
What I didn't say in either of my earlier posts was that 2 days out of NYC I had a fall and badly hurt my foot. So I had the rest of the Tauck tour and 5 more days in the City (especially to visit the Frick and one or two other unique galleries). I couldn't go outside the hotel at Union Square because of all the rushing, pushing, rude people. I'm sure they were all tourists, so don't blame yourself. And then there was the humidity. I could barely manage the foyer of the hotel because of all the rushing, pushing, rude people. I'm sure they were all tourists, so don't blame yourself. I didn't get to visit the Frick, or anywhere else, for that matter. By the time I arrived at JFK, I was delighted to be leaving. While I was moving through JFK, I was helped with a luggage cart, helped to negotiate escalators, helped with lifting my luggage to the bench at the security checking area, helped stand up, without a walking stick, in the x-ray thing, helped out of it and helped onto the plane ... all by total strangers, some of whom were no doubt New Yorkers. I was very grateful for the kindness of strangers.
But I didn't tell you any of that. I said the weather in New York in August is revolting. If you want to interpret my comments another way, you feel free.
I stand by my comments about this trip. It's a lovely part of the world and it's a journey worth taking.
Why must you continue with your posts? You have made it very clear that you do not like Manhattan.