"Faithless is he who quits when the road darkens." Fortune Cookie
things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time.
items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones, that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity
Last week I told you about my Ground Hog's Day Getaway weekend in New York City. As many people do, I collected a bunch of paper things: restaurant cards, ticket stubs, a map, etc. I used to do a lot of scrapbooking and would put these things in my scrapbooks. I have not had time (for years) to do scrapbooking so much of the ephemera I collect ends up in the recycling bin. Janet showed me a little note book she had where she saved the restaurant cards she collected for future reference. It inspired me to make a little book out of the paper items from my weekend and include a few notes about our adventures. I thought I would share that with you today.
I picked up a long postcard from the Oyster Bar which was perfect for the cover of my little book. There was a role of Washi tape on my desk when I was working on the project which turned out to be perfect for sticking things into my book. The pages were sewn together with bakers twine which I also use for the ties to close the book.
I used pieces of the map I had gotten from the Concierge as the paper for my pages. Here you can see me in my "Grumpy Cat" picture. I also used the pieces of the map to make pockets for the restaurant cards.
This project only took me a few minutes to do and now I have a nice memento of my trip. I have to keep this idea in mind for future travels.
Have a fun day!
"I would rather attempt something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed." Fortune Cookie
1. the period from Friday evening through Sunday evening, especially regarded as a time for leisure.
1. spend a weekend somewhere.
This past weekend, I went to New York City for my Ground Hog's Day Getaway with my friend Janet. We were a little late this year but were glad we were able to pull it off. This year we expanded our getaway to 2 nights: Friday and Saturday.
I took the bus in Friday afternoon. It was fun to be in the city. I walked along 42nd Street and through Time Square on my way to meet Janet at the hotel.
We stayed on 45th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. We actually never stayed in this area before so we decided to take advantage of some of the things that the mid-town area had to offer. There are tons of great restaurants and many interesting things to see.
One place we went to visit was the United Nations. You have to go to security and they take a photo ID which you have to wear. If you go, make sure you smile all the time. I didn't realize they were taking the picture and I look like Grumpy Cat in mine!
There are no tours on Saturdays but you can still go in and walk around. The UN is undergoing an expansion, so the outside area where you can walk is limited but there are still some things to see.
There are also some great exhibits inside as well.
As usual, there were a couple of demonstrations going on outside
Unfortunately, the weather turned a little rainy. We went out for lunch and then headed to the movies. We saw "Hello, My Name is Doris" with Sally Fields. Very funny.
After the movie, the rain was ending so we went to Rockefeller Center. We decided to go up to the Top of the Rock. On our way up, we stopped and talked to the Security Guard at the desk. He told us all about the painting that is on the lobby ceiling. Amazing! There is so much to this painting I can't even describe it all. As you view the painting from different angles, it almost seems to move.
Needless to say, the view from the top was amazing!
There is also a room up top with an interactive light display where you can take pictures and you turn different colors.
There are also other great things around Rockefeller Center to see. It was the last weekend of the Ice Rink for the winter so we got to watch the skaters. There is also an amazing Lego Store there with some fantastic Lego sculptures.
We decided to have dinner at the Oyster Bar. We headed off to Grand Central Station, which is amazing in it's own right with the iconic Clock and the night sky on the ceiling.
Sunday we headed down to Chelsea for breakfast. We found a place right across from the start of the High Line.
After breakfast, we walked the entire High Line. The High Line is a park built on top of the old elevated freight line that runs along the West Side. It was a beautiful spring day and the walk was very interesting. The High Line has all kinds of things going on which you can find out about here.
The High Line ends at 34th Street so we walked up town. We stopped along the way for a sit down and a light lunch. Our weekend had come to and end and it was time for us to head home. We have already started our Bucket List for next year though.
Have a fun day!