New York, New York!!!!!!  

travelingintexas 42M
12/11/2005 12:23 am
New York, New York!!!!!!

God... Here I am. Fresh off my plane trip to the Big Apple, New York City. As I stand in the line outside Laguardia to catch a cab, I realize how good it is to be back in this city I love so much. Excited. Wow, am I ever excited. I have been anticipating this trip for months now. Ever since the idea came to us in what started as a joke and then grew and grew and grew into reality. A moment of excitement and an opportunity that very few would ever experience or dare.

“How do you envision our first meeting, our first kiss happening?”

This was the question asked that started the whole thing. In a joking manner, reserved only for those who have only just found each other and are lost int he excitement of maybe having just met their soul mate, the answer was “let’s do it like they do in the movies. People meet everyday. We could make it something special to tell the grand kids.”So an idea was birthed and after months and months of talking, celebrating, arguing, encouraging and hoping, the time has finally arrived and the seed that was planted in the mind of new friends and possible lovers way back in the past was now in fruition. I am in New York City.

exMy luggage is placed in the trunk and I tell the driver my hotels destination and off we go. I watch as Manhattan appears outside of my window. I love this feeling and I have been dreaming of this moment for close to 5 months now. I am a bundle of nerves and excitement. My entire body thrums with a thrill of the unexpected and dreams yet placed into words. I lay my head back and watch as the city appears before me.

“What if we meet in New York City? At sundown on the top of the Empire State Building” one of us had suggested. Laughing at the thought, it had suddenly become a realistic notion. And the talk had continued. “Christmas, lets make it at Christmas time!”

So here I am at 3 PM during the Christmas holidays, so excited I can barely contain myself and heading to my hotel to drop off my things and to make sure the room is perfect. Arriving at the hotel, I check in, ensure that the presentation of the room is accurate and that I have everything I would hopefully need later in the night and for the remainder of the weekend. I then called the concierge to ensure he had my tickets for the show we would be attending on Broadway later that evening. I have seen the show before but she has not, and my citement at being able to watch her eyes and face light up as she sees her first Broadway musical continues to grow within me.

Finding that everything is perfect, I walk downstairs and outside and I am immediately in the midst of Time Square foot traffic. I love it here and will walk hand in hand with her through the crowded nights during this weekend. I have an hour until sundown.

“Let’s meet on top of the Empire State Building 15 minutes before sundown. Let’s have our first kiss as the sun makes its way below the horizon, overlooking New York City, with the Christmas spirit and winter weather heavy in the air.”

4:15 PM Just a little under and hour until our first physical meeting. I hail a cab and await its arrival. Hopping in I say “Empire State Building,” I watch the humanity flow outside the window and think of all that I have planned for this evening. Sunset is just a few minutes before 5:30PM. I had planned my time so that I will be there early to make sure I can keep the west side under surveillance for an early glimpse of her in person. Afterwards, I will escort her downstairs to a waiting limo I have scheduled to take us to a fantastic little for so long. Ready for the future, this is our first step.
restaurant I know of. Afterwards, we shall head to our musical.

My musing is interrupted by the cab stopping near the base of the Empire State Building. Getting out, I look up as all tourists do and know up there, my heart awaits me. I walk into the building, purchase my ticket and stand in line to join the others that will take this elevator ride. Incredible anticipation is building inside of me. All of my hopes and dreams are at the end of this ride. I have awaited this moment for months, weeks, days , hours and minutes and I now stand at the base of one of the worlds most famous buildings to take an elevator to the observation platform to meet my dream.

I shuffle into the crowded elevator and experience the ride of my life as it begins its slow ascent. When the elevator stops, I leave and follow the crowd towards the observation deck. I find the perfect spot to stand and watch both the western side and the place where people will come out onto the observation deck. The wind is cold, bloing through my coat but I cannot feel it now. I am warm with anticipation. How will this work? Will it really happen the way we discussed? Will their be passion? My nervousness is overwhelming but I am here. Oh my gosh, I am finally here. At the top of the building we have discussed
It is now approaching 5:15 PM. Time for her to arrive. My mouth is dry and I am shaking from nerves that have nothing to do with the the cold. Later, after the show, it is a jump over to Rockefeller Center, where we will either watch Ice Skaters or hurt ourselves trying ourselves. Christmas lights everywhere. If it is not too late, I want to do the horse and carriage. Of course it is touristy, but tonight is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The room is perfect, her favorite music already ready to go when we arrive. Candles and low lighting. Rose petals and chocolate await us. Wine, her favorites, available to us.

I have been watching but no one has appeared that looks like her yet. Stuck in traffic probably but she needs to hurry. The sun is making its move downward. Tomorrow, a late morning in bed and then site seeing. We will wander to our hearts content. Anywhere we want to go with no set plan. We will talk and laugh and hope and dream together. Talk about how fantastic tonight was. In the evening, we will be attending the Rocketts Christmas Show, walk through and play and laugh in the worlds greatest toy store and dine at another fantastic restaurant.

I suddenly realize the cold as I stand there. The sun continues its fall closer to the horizon and a sudden realization is beginning to dawn. I am up here alone. I anxiously watch the door but no stream of people arrive. In my mind it is now a race between her walking out and the sun crossing the finish line to extinguish my dreams below the line. Crushing my hopes and dreams. The taste of ash fills my mouth as my head continues to swivel back and forth. Frantically searching faces and forms. Nothing. The sun is now inches from the horizon and I am literally willing her to arrive and beat this moment. To share it with me. Slowly, but quickly, the sun touches the tip of the horizon and I feel the first drips of cold water rain upon my heart.

One more feeble yet anxious look at everyone on the observation deck. Nothing. She is not here. I feel my shoulders slump as I slowly walk to the western side of the building and stand there, alone, and watch as the sun is gobbled up in its entire brilliance by the horizon. I notice for the first time a chill upon my cheek where my tears grow cold now after being touched by winters fingers. I stand there and watch as the top of the sun is swallowed finally and with it my dreams.

I do not know how long I stand here. Time seems to have stood still and emptiness the only change. I just know it is dark when the man taps me on the arm and tells me it is time for the observation deck to be closed. Shaking myself from my thoughts, I walk towards the door to inside. As I approach the door, I take one more slow look around the platform to see if there is anyone standing there, perhaps alone, dejected and broken.

There is no one there.

barbiebunny 37F
5597 posts
12/11/2005 7:02 pm

i hope this was fiction or im gonna be pissed.

Its good to be...ME

slidein2meplz 63F
1994 posts
12/11/2005 7:14 pm

Oh crap...Trav... I teetered back and forth between not being sure if this was a "story"..or it really happened. Apparently it did happen. I am shocked...just totally, mouth dropping to the floor, shocked. How/why would someone do that???? Have you had any word at all from her? Any explanation? Anything...???

Seems Blogland has had a lot of shock goin on in here today.

Dammit... it's women like that, that give us good gals a bad name.

Whatever you do Trav... do not... please, please.. DO NOT let this break you... she ain't worth it. Just come back home...shake it off... as best as you can considering the distance and the cost of it all...damn her. I doubt you'll tell us who she is...but man...she deserves to be outed for what she did.

I'm sorry Trav... got a wee bit carried away...but bottom line is...that's just not right, not right at all.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

PrincessKarma 45F
6188 posts
12/11/2005 7:17 pm

Did you ever watch "An Affair to Remember"? This reads like that story, but from the man's viewpoint...

Foolish woman... there are so many of us who would seize the chance to be with a man like you.

*HUGS Trav and kisses his forehead*

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

oldman1776 79M
3164 posts
12/11/2005 7:20 pm

Damn Im sorry hang in there.

FriendlybutKinky 50M

12/11/2005 8:06 pm

Please tell me this is fiction....if so, wow, powerful stuff....

...if not....Oh crikeys! That bites the big one!

You are too cool of a dude to be stood up...of course, you are now in a city full of millions of available single women seeking straight living breathing single men!!! (I mean, I have seen the whole series of Sex and the City, I know what I am talking about! )

You can salvage this man, I know you are my hero of Blogotopia!

Kimmers777 107F

12/11/2005 8:58 pm

This coming on the heels of your playing host and showing off vagrant cows recently, I'm really hoping that this is a recounting of bad dream. Since I know this didn't happen Friday night, that would have meant you high tailed it to the Big Apple on Saturday. But Saturday night you posted your ode to LilBlonde. I suppose that could have been you hiding, but I'm still hoping for the fiction followup.

The expanse of your ability to see and appreciate all that is good seems only eclipsed by your lack of confidence that you are truly entitled to those things. Not all validation need come from the outside, so long as you know in your heart that you are a good person.

Whether this train derailed for real this weekend or it is a glimpse of something you're afraid you might one day see, the reaction is the same for you. Hold your head up, and put one foot in front of the other, again and again until it starts to feel normal again.

For what it's worth to you Daryl, I got a cool message the other day with song lyrics attached. You might recognize this part:

'Cause when it all comes down
And I'm feeling like I'll never last
I just lean on you 'cause baby
You're my better half

Beleive it or not, that's a two way street.

rm_DaphneR 59F
8023 posts
12/11/2005 9:06 pm

Ok, it IS fiction.

BUT...any woman that would string someone along just to have a guy to fall back on isn't worth your time Brat.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

tillerbabe 57F

12/11/2005 10:11 pm

DUDE! If this is real, I'm KICKIN' Someone's ASS and tying her titties in knots!!!!!!!

Sister_Act_4_You 39F/39F

12/11/2005 11:14 pm

I hope this is not true.

slidein2meplz 63F
1994 posts
12/11/2005 11:17 pm

Ditto what Tiller said....and wetpanty.... who ever she is Trav... she's trash..for doing that to you.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

helga_hansen 50F
1987 posts
12/11/2005 11:22 pm

Trav... Miss Freckles here... please put me out of my misery and tell me this is a wonderful work of fiction... it would break my heart if it were fact!

Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

rm_cockmerollme 46F
1223 posts
12/11/2005 11:37 pm

You know, if only you had waited just a little longer..I will be home in NY in a week.just stay there and wait for me..... ..and don't worry, everyone knows the best love stories start in Brooklyn, on the ground. I really hope that this was fiction. It's bringing back too many miserable High School memories.........


MaggiesWishes 61F

12/11/2005 11:56 pm

AND....... you didn't call me? YOU know I'm here in the NYC area... I outta whip ya tail when I get back to TEXAS! LMAO!

mmmmm... reverse cowboy, ya said?

** shaking her head in disbelief **

barbiebunny 37F
5597 posts
12/12/2005 2:15 am

Talked to trav today and this is not real. Hth Bunz

Its good to be...ME

2xTwiceShy 52M
470 posts
12/12/2005 3:01 am

Gotta be Trav pulling everybody's leg. No man can, or deserves to have that kind of luck. If he's really picking ladies like that, we need to make a collective effort to have him abducted and deprogrammed somewhere.

Nikki_Starr 42F

12/12/2005 3:29 am

You have got to be kidding.....

bulging_boy 50M

12/12/2005 4:21 am


That was the most telling account of your pain I have ever heard. I can feel the splashing of the rain on my heart.

You know we all care. I hope... as you know I hope... that this woman realises her mistake.

Never rains but it pours huh? Well... I tell you what buddy! There are a thousand woman on here that would love to spend 5 minutes with you!

Ladies? If you are in *any* doubt whatsoever... This guy is worth EVERY second you share with him!

rm_corezon 54F
3376 posts
12/12/2005 4:27 am

I'm with Barbie, I hope you're pulling our legs...

I would be SO pissed to fly out to meet somebody and have them stand me up...

"cause I wouldn't be spending money on a plane ticket for just anybody...

and the premiss was SOOOO cool, I can see myself doing something like that; only I can't see standing somebody up unless the plane got delayed but then I would try to call (unless it went down then we both might be SO

Let us know if we need to fly to Texas to console you!!!!!!!!!

slidein2meplz 63F
1994 posts
12/12/2005 6:44 am oh man... lil STINKER.... you had me fooled. I fell for it hook, line and sinker.

LOL.. However, if someone did that for real...which, DUH.. like I'm sure it HASN'T HAPPENED SOMEWHERE... anyway, if that had happened, my feelings would be the same. It just ain't right.

I'm awfully glad you didn't spend big $$$$ to go to New York and you didn't get stood up. I am relieved because I would've been very worried about you....actually I was worried.

Whew.... {=} Not mad...just glad.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

rm_DaphneR 59F
8023 posts
12/12/2005 8:02 am

DT, if and when you book a flight, make it for two and I'll meet you in Dallas.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

EyeCandy33333 46F
761 posts
12/12/2005 9:36 am

I think Trav has been watchin the Lifetime movies a bit-you know the ones most of us ladies love-the happy ones and the tear jerkers.
Now I do love Sleepless in Seattle-what a thought for that to happen in reality-(pinch myself)never!

DTduzDallas 51F

12/12/2005 9:46 am

LMAO now you've received my IM's. It seems dear bro decided my comment needed to be deleted. Imagine. Think I'll just post it in my own blog, lol...

Anyone else wanna fly with us? It'll be great fun!

**smacks T***

AmberSolaire 43M

12/12/2005 10:12 am

Even if it is only fiction damn you, you even got me chocked!!!!!


demonicsexkitten 42F
10689 posts
12/12/2005 11:01 am

Such a romantic scenario set-up though!! I'll have to see if i can get something like that planned for me for when i go to NY someday Minus the stood up part. I'm happy to hear it was fiction on your part.

rm_corezon 54F
3376 posts
12/12/2005 11:18 am

Naughty naughty Trav to try to make us feel sorry for you. You are learning women altogether too well.

mistymommie 41F

12/12/2005 12:30 pm

Damn, you went and made me cry.


duststormdiva 52F
6854 posts
12/12/2005 5:11 pm

Dear Trav,

If this is true, my heart is with you. I am so sorry. Please tell me she was caught in traffic and she met up with you later. You are such a great guy and for anyone to do this intentionally to you does not deserve to breathe your oxygen. I hope this was just a story tale, and not something that actually happened.



bangingmyhead 55M
157 posts
12/12/2005 5:58 pm

<Whether this train derailed for real this weekend or it is a glimpse of something you're afraid you might one day see, the reaction is the same for you. >

This is what we all fear, whether here of AdultFriendFinder or with someone we meet in person.

safereturns 49F

12/12/2005 7:38 pm

Do you fear losing a love you've yet to find?

carebearluv2 43F

12/12/2005 7:39 pm

Trav, this was a great post. I love the way you used the metaphor to indicate that you don't feel there is "the one" out there for you (or whoever this story is about). I get it and knew it wasn't real(at least I was hoping it wasn't). I will say, if that is how you feel, just know she is out there somewhere and you will meet her when you least expect it.

impish_pixie 55F
6867 posts
12/12/2005 7:54 pm made me cry too. I wanted to kill her. But see...I can absolutely see you doing something like that. And I wanted to kill her for being such an idiot. It's hard to be a good woman worthy of that devotion...and then some idiot woman makes us all look bad...

I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn

onelittlesecret 34M
1579 posts
12/12/2005 8:11 pm


I was pretty certain this was fiction because it takes a while, and several elevator trips, to get to the top. I guess they streamlined it in the movie. (what movie BTW?)

rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
12/12/2005 9:50 pm


and if you give up your die.
Fact. Not made up....

Also true...You had me goin' there Trav...thinkin' that one might
be true..........

All better now....

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

DeepRiverDreamin 48F
46 posts
12/13/2005 12:56 am

Ah, a true romantic. A rare find.

onelittlesecret 34M
1579 posts
12/13/2005 8:09 am

This was a great post Trav. I lived near New York recently and that's what I heard about going up to the top. I never actually did it though. lol. Maybe they changed it after 9/11 ?

barbiebunny 37F
5597 posts
12/14/2005 3:49 am

FFS.. Im goin to dallas

Its good to be...ME

PrincessKarma 45F
6188 posts
12/14/2005 6:04 am

Or worse, find out you were never really loved back...

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

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