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Goodbye NYC...

I'm leaving on a jet plane...

Don't know when I'll be back again...

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Thanks for all the comments it's hard to get wifi here at the airport because United SUCKS! What a long strange trip this has been...

October 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Best of luck on your new adventure, Marty!!! I've been meaning to email you to say hi. I will do that soon. xoxo Emily Schein

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

This all seems like a weird dream ...

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

Mart congratulations to you and I mean that. NYC sucks, all there is to it. Not just saying that to try and make you feel better either. I envy you right about now. I hope you will catch up on restful sleep and clean air. Not to mention cheap beers! I have never been anywhere near Peoria but you know what, I am looking forward to experiencing it the Marty way.

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlegitimate beef

I know this is a good move for you but I can't help it. This post makes me sad.

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Give Peoria Hell Marty! Cheers and Beers you midwestern rascal!

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterProfessor Dungpie

why am i giddy and happy..
oh yeah marty will be around three hours away instead of ten!

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

I look forward about not reading about a disgruntled blogger incarcerated while en route to Peoria.

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

Well it's happening for real. I'll email you in a few days and say g'day. Happy trails!

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClacky

Marty, I have been traveling for the last month...turns out I have to move out of state. I will email you so that we may catch up.

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTiki Bar Susie

You went to New York and had a blast, a hell of a ride. Still I'm sure you will initially miss it. And you will return to visit the great establishments that survived gentrification, International Bar, Subway Inn, Rudy's, Holland Bar, Milano's, and the great Blarney Cove. Let's put it this way, a weekend trip back to the big apple and just going to these places will be all you ever need, and I doubt you will be able to walk after hitting a few of these, that's a good thing though. Sad, Bittersweet, to see you flying away but let's not get depressed over this, a new adventure is about to begin in Peoria and we all get to go for that wild ride again.

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAl

@Everyone: Thanks for all the great comments and for following this blog. I'm here in Peoria and looking forward to this new chapter to unfold. This is the last TWM post, but there will be a new beginning and a new blog coming up, please stay tuned. Thanks for all of the good wishes and support, I send you all lots of love and good wishes back, sneeze ya soon!

October 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Welcome Home Brother!
They may have put up the Snow Globe Warning after 'Sons Of Anarchy' this past week!

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

@"Boris:" And everyone else: Thanks again, this was a great ride and now it's on to the next attraction, stay tuned!

October 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Hey, Marty, do they have 7-11s, Subways, Starbucks and lots of drugstores and banks in Peoria? If they do, you won't even know you moved! ha ha ha

We're still in the same time zone now, aren't we? Or aren't we?

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdark1p

Still sad. Good luck Marty.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave - Everywhere

NYC's loss is Peoria's gain. Don't wait too long for you to visit/return to NYC before all the joints become artisanal, and the apartments all glass condos, and Bloomberg will require an income limit before one gets to enter his palace.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteresquared

@Everyone: Well, now it's time to find a job and get settled in to my new life in Peoria. Thanks again for all the nice comments and good wishes, I really appreciate all the support and friendship in the last month as I was preparing for this move. Much love and happiness to you all and I'm hoping the new blog and my new life will be in full swing in a few weeks. Once again, if I don't have your email and you'd like to keep in touch and be on my mailing list, please send it to me. Have a great weekend and thanks again!

October 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Awwwwwwwwwwww! Love you, Marty! Travel safe! XOXOXOXOXO

October 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

okay....... here is my upbeat reply....

WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST! Knowing you'll thrive in any environment because you see the humor in simple things.

:( damn, I missed my opportunity to see the inside of your fridge.

October 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGreen Monkey

I know when you'll be back again: early spring 2013 when I'm making you meet me there for cheese and crackers and meat sticks and beer and deviled eggs and more beer and walking around and noodles and park watching and, yes, I'm going to make you go to a museum. See you then! (if not before - call me when you get settled)

P.S. United does suck. Big ol' monkey balls.

October 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

...but not snow globes.

October 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

Marty we'll miss you, too bad it didn't work out.
For some people the clicks on the tumbler fall in the right spots and New York was, is and always will be home.
Turn it up.

October 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterqcumber

@meleah: Thanks, love you too and I'll be blogging again before you know it!

@Green Monkey: Thanks for the upbeat reply! And I'll have a new fridge in Peoria soon for you to look at!

@Biff: Already looking forward to rendezvousing with you in New York next year! I'll call you soon and we'll discuss those possibilities.

@qcumber: Thanks, I'll miss New York and everyone there, but it's not like it didn't work out for me. I had 19 great years there, it's just time to start a new chapter in Peoria. Thanks for the Joey Ramone link, I love that song!

October 22, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

The 'Chillmaster' finally shut his window.

October 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

@"Boris:" Ha ha ha! Good one, Daddio!

October 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Hey Marty - Joan Didion wrote "Good-bye To All That" when she was leaving NYC but it is a Beatles song that I think of to welcome you back to Peoria - "Hello, hello - I don't know why you say good-bye I say hello". Keep me on your mailing list for when you get the next blog up and running, and in the mean time, welcome to the Midwest and looking forward to following future adventures !

October 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKat

What's a good movie to watch with Peoria as a backdrop or reference point? No clue what to put on tonight so thought you might have a good one to suggest.

October 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJAZ

@Kat: That's a perfect song for my transition, thanks! I'll definitely keep you on the mailing list and I'm hoping to start the new blog in November, after I get settled in here.

@JAZ: Try, "Jo Jo Dancer, You're Life Is Calling," starring Peoria's very own, Richard Pryor. He shot a good portion of the movie right here in the River City. Here's a link to a story about it:

October 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

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