Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Spring Fling -- The Weather and The Rest

I was the one to name it a "Spring Fling".  I thought that giving a name to my trip to join my sister while she was in New York for business was part of the fun.  It was still hopelessly cold and snowy in the northeast when we began our plans.  I was certain that it would have to be (at least a little bit) warmer in New York in (early) Spring.

I was right.  It was a little bit warmer, but it was still cold and windy on the days we were there.

Turtle Pond, Central Park

My only photo from our walk through Central Park was of a frozen Turtle Pond.  I had told my sister that I had never spent much time in Central Park and that I would like to walk through it, and we did.  We walked on or near 79th Street and we made a stop at Belvedere Castle which (I learned from the next link) sits atop Vista Rock -- the highest point in Central Park.

From there, we walked to the yarn shop, Knitty City.  That space was smaller than I expected, but packed full of all the yarns you could imagine.  And there were books, and needles, and hooks and buttons, and trinkets, and more customers than I would have expected on a weekday afternoon... but that makes sense, if you think about it... NYC.   

A major highlight of our trip was to see the Broadway musical Kinky Boots.  It was all about "be who you are" and "accept other people for being who they are" and I found it very uplifting.  My sister had previously seen and liked the (not musical) movie.  The Tony award winning score was the solo work of Cyndi Lauper, and we all know that "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", and we did.

Of course we had a couple of fantastic dinners, and we found time to visit a few of the shops at Rockefeller Center.

On our last day, it was a bit warmer, but it rained in the afternoon.  We decided to spend the day at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  The memorial fountains are spectacular.  Do you remember my post that included an aerial view?  There is still a lot of construction all around the site.

I thought that everything about the museum was well done.  Though we were in the museum for hours, there was no way we could see and read about everything.  Truthfully, it was incredibly overwhelming emotionally and I am not sure that I could have stayed longer.  Just two photos, because I had some issues with my camera that day.

I am already looking forward to my next trip to New York which will be in May.

1 comment:

  1. And a Broadway play, too! What a great trip.
    The weather will be much nicer in May...I'll keep my fingers crossed for flowers and blossoms.