Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Two weeks in NYC

I'm still experiencing Trip Lag. It's been three days since my return but my heart and soul will remain in New York for a little while longer. It's an emotional kind of lag. 

New York is home and I feel like an expat out in the Northwest.  I imagine I could move back and my entire adult life would feel like a very long trip. 

My first day I traveled to the Central Park Zoo with Colette and Eamon. They have been animal lovers from the beginning. We used to head to the Seattle Zoo on a regular basis.

 Having lived in the city for two years now, they have become street savvy, which made it easier on me. They know their address, how to hail a cab and how to walk home as well.

The aviary.

Playing sink or float.


Here we are in the park playing around like we were in the country side. 

And here they are at 5am headed for London and Paris with their parents. 

The first thing I did on my own was to head  to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and meet up with my old high school friend Fern Estrow. The day was delightful, free spirited and thrilling. I returned to the MET three more time and still didn't have my fill. Not even close. 

The second day I went to visit my BFF from High School up in Peekskill,  Donna Ellrodt Dahl. She came out a little fuzzy but at our age, this can be a good thing.

Before I knew it, Alex arrived and we rediscovered the joys of riding around in the subway..

I have to say, it was actually fun. It kept us feeling young and remembering our teen years. 

Here I am with Claudia Keenan. She has a wealth of knowledge on New York History. Alex and I so enjoyed a of morning brew with her at Bryant Park.

No trip can be complete with out this iconic scene from Central Park.

At the Cloisters. This stone work surrounding the door way was found in the 1950's abandoned in a park in France. 

The Cloisters, a medieval garden of medicinal plants. 

 An Espalier

This time Mary is the sleeping baby held by her mother St. Anne. A curious piece. 


And now I am back at the MET. The Madonna and Baby scenes fascinate me.

Meanwhile, Colette took Paris by Storm

And in London, the grandkids discovered the Rosetta Stone. How cool is that?

Meanwhile I got a licking from the beloved Taz.

Shopping with Colette and Emily in Brooklyn.

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