I arrived in New York City today at noon and my friend Francine picked me up. She took these photos of me while flower browsing and also helped me throughout the city and to my hotel. Thank you, Francine! You are truly a ruby among rocks. Thank you for everything today. After taking a much needed shower and nap in my Chelsea hotel, I decided to walk down 7th Avenue- The Fashion District. I explored by myself and I really enjoyed the walk to Times Square. Everyone was out and all of the lights were flashing, people were eating and getting lured into shows by salesman... so much life in this city. I feel it all around me.