Morning It rained pretty much all day, often very heavily. Being a tourist and taking photos are not easy tasks in such downpours, luckily I was ready to take the rubber-necking down a notch and stay inside and eat. Noon
I'm not sure if it was the movie-famous location (Meg Ryan's famous scene in When Harry Met Sally) or that Craig said the food was as close to his Grandmother's home cooking (although the sandwiches aren't as big as they used to be!) that led Julian and I to meet for lunch at Katz's Deli, but I swear it wasn't the giant gherkins as I didn't find out about these until we got there.
After getting a grasp on the ticket/queue/ordering system we decided on half sandwiche (me corned beef, he pastrami) and matzo ball soup with sides of pickles and chips. We didn't get to sit at Meg's famous table but happily whiled away a couple hours catching up and working through layers and layers of meat (high meat to bread ratio) before deciding we needed to complete the feast with ice cream sundaes (in truth we probably didn't, have I mentioned how fat I'm getting?) Night
Still raining and wearing black to conceal how wet I was, I met a friend who I studied with at university who now lives in New York. A pre-dinner cocktail and a meal at a neighborhood restaurant (she lives close to the hotel where I was staying), made for a chilled night and a taste of what it might be like to live in this city.