"Some folks like to get away
Take a holiday from the neighborhood
Hop a flight to Miami Beach
Or to Hollywood
But I'm taking a Greyhound
On the Hudson River Line
I'm in a New York state of mind."
So recently, although it seems like a long time ago already, I went on my girl's weekend to New York city. I went in on Friday afternoon, but the weather was cold and rainy and the traffic getting in was worse than usual. I met my friend Janet at the hotel but we weren't up for doing to much so just went out to dinner at a nearby Indian restaurant.
The next day, while the rain had stopped, it was still chilly but we had a destination that reminded us that it was indeed spring: the Macy's Flower Show!
I had never been, and being a gardener and lover of flowers I was excited to go.
I have to say, I was not disappointed! The flowers and displays were so beautiful. There was a "Scent Event" which was a display about perfume and you could smell all the different elements used in making perfumes.
After that, we decided to walk downtown toward our dinner destination, but of course we had to do some shopping on the way. A stop at Fishs Eddy revealed some interesting cat themed items. Although I did not buy any of them, believe me, that "Crafting with Cat Hair" book was tempting!
So for our dinner destination, we went to a place called The Daily and had the Impossible Burger which is a burger made from vegetables that is supposed to look and taste like beef.
It was pretty good and definitely the closest to tasting like beef of sny veggie burger I have ever had.
The next day, Sunday, we went to Mass at St. Patrick's which was nice and found a nice French restaurant in the neighborhood. Then we headed uptown to an interesting little museum in one of the few remaining 18th century buildings remaining in the city.
Then, since we were in the neighborhood, we decided to take a tram ride over to Roosevelt Island. It was a beautiful day and the views were spectacular. I had not been there in many years and it was fun to walk around on the island. There is a park at one end with great views of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
We did a lot and were both tired from all the walking. I was very happy that Janet's husband drove in to pick her up and gave me a ride to the Port Authority!
All in all, it was a very fun weekend.
Have a fun day!
1. not present in a place, at an occasion, or as part of something.
So, I have been reviewing my blog and will admit that it has become decidedly boring. Other than my usual Fortune Cookie Friday posts, I have not had a lot to say. That is because I have been simultaineously having to much fun and no fun at all.
The to much fun part is going on fun trips, doing fun things and the no fun part is being sick and spraining my ankle. I hope to detail some of the fun parts in future posts.
Have a fun day!