Friday, June 21, 2013
This Holiday Inn on 57th St. in New York City is advertised as the "flagship" of Holiday Inns, but I'm not sure why. Sure, it's got a lot of rooms, and it's in the biggest city where "The World's Innkeeper" has inns, but I don't think it was that awesome.
I'm including the card as a tip 'o the hat to a best friend from high school, with whom I made a trip to NYC for the first time in 1980. We had a great time, leaving on a 3:00am Greyhound bus from Portland, ME, for the long weekend. After a few years, we drifted apart, but managed to reconnect last weekend for dinner after about 30 years. Somewhat disappointed in ourselves for letting so much time slip by, I think we'll keep in better touch now!
It's still there today as a Holiday Inn, and the buildings that were there on either side are still there, although they didn't show up in the idealized postcard illustration above!