Tuesday, May 28, 2013

week 4 of the virtual stair climb challenge

seems like no one else took the challenge. Last week was 77 floors - the Chrysler Building. This week is 86 floors - Empire State Building. This is the final week. I thought we would have finished with the Freedom Tower (104 floors)....

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day weekend 2013

Start of the summer season and the first long weekend of the year, but the weather was dreadful Saturday, grey, windy, showery and a max of only 10C. The weather got progressively better and today it was fine, sunny and warm. After a coffee, croissant and catching up on the weekend sports results at "Joe" on Lexington Ave, we cycled over to Central Park and went to the North Woods up in the remote northern end near Harlem, then in the afternoon we went back to a wonderful new playground we have found all the way down at Pearl St, near South Street seaport. On the way home stopped for a pizza at Pulino's on Houston, and Xavi;s first ever ice cream, which he quite liked!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Look who's one!

Happy birthday Frankie!!! see you in NYC soon xxx

Stair climb challenge, week 2

This week's challenge is the 55 flights of the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle Paul did last week's 40 flights by Friday. His office is on the 4th floor

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Weird photo

The Hell Gate bridge, over the East River, NYC

Monday, May 6, 2013

Welcome to Week 1 of the MSKCC Take the Stairs Challenge!

The MSKCC Employee Health and Wellness Services has started a weekly "Take the Stairs Challenge". May not be as easy when you live in Australian susburbia as when you live/work in Manhattan but if you want to join in, here's the challenge! "Good Morning Climbers! Welcome to Week 1 of the MSKCC Take the Stairs Challenge! This challenge is not only geared toward increasing physical activity and improving overall health but also to reducing our environmental impact by taking the stairs instead of using the elevators. Each week we will climb up the stairs of an iconic NYC building. This week's challenge is to climb 40 flights (in total for the week), which is the equivalent of climbing up to the top of the New York Life Building at 51 Madison Avenue. The New York Life Building was built in 1926.It is near Madison Square, the Flatiron District and Eataly. I is visible all over lower Manhattan because of its famous gold top. The rules are: 1. at least 10 stairs to a flight 2. stairs between 2 floors = one flight 3. has to be UP, of course! "Good luck and we look forward to seeing you in the stairwells!"