Walk MILES. Ride subways, taxi's and boats. Attend college orientation, meet friends of friends. Drink cosmopolitans, window shop on 5th avenue, Lexington, Madison Avenue. Eat street cart hot dogs, wave at Miss Liberty, gaze up at the Empire State Building. Sit on the grass in Central Park and people watch on Park Avenue.
We pretended we were still on California time and stayed up till 2am New York time, talking, laughing, knitting. We talked about all we saw and all we didn't (theater and museums), and how we'd have to come back.
Although, as long as my girl is here, a part of me will never leave...
I have posted a record (for me) 55 photos. SO sorry. In order for anyone to go through this post quickly I've not labeled the photos (less reading), but numbered them instead and added the labels below, for anyone interested in knowing what's what. Thank you for putting up with me. I missed you and it's nice to be back.
1.) Street art and Hannah
2.) NYC manhole cover
3.) Park Avenue
4.) Hannah and Momma
5.) Grafitti/street art in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7.) funny NY sign
10.) photographing a window of chandeliers as a subway train passed by.
11.) Manhattan Bridge
12.) Brooklyn Bridge (walking over)
13.) sitting in Thomas Paine park
14.) posing with the locals in China Town
15.) this is for you Carolina, found at at a flea market in Williamsburg
16.) shopping in Brooklyn
17.) Williamsburg waterfront and the Manhattan skyline
18.) Ice cream trucks bring happiness and joy
19.) The Roosevelt Hotel
20.) The lobby
21.) One of the very few alone moments in NY
22.) People watching at breakfast, 45th & Lexington
23.) Meeting a friend of a friend and seeing a bit of Africa in the city.
24.) my daughter's college
25.) walking down Park Avenue, a taxi stopped in front of us and this man stepped out, carrying 2 bags from Tiffany's. We spent the better part of the next 30 minutes making up stories about it.
26.) I am love. I am.
28.) Dolce & Gabbana purse lust
29.) Sheep's meadow, Central Park
30.) 5th Avenue at night
32.) Times Square
33.) Momma & Hannah
34.) Elevator at world's largest department store, Macy's on 34th st.
35.) Madison Square Garden
36.) Miss Liberty
37.) Cute photo of Lindy, Hannah and the Statue of Liberty
38.) Ellis Island
39.) Financial District
40.) Purl Soho! a favorite website and blog
41.) inside Purl Soho
45.) inside a NYC taxi
46.) moving day
47.) recommended restaurant in Soho
48.) salon visit in Greenwich Village
50.) view from our 17th floor room
52.) our purchases from Purl Soho. I own a hank of Jade Sapphire cashmere, my first cashmere! One of the best parts of the trip happened in Purl, when my sister Lindy asked me to teach her to knit! and Hannah my daughter wanted to knit again (and learn more). * H A P P Y* Lindy chose the blue bulky Cascade and Hannah the white.
53.) Lindy knitting!
54.) Hannah knitting!
55.) I don't know who's more proud, me or them (me!)
Thank you for joining us and for all your lovely lovely comments on my previous post. Hannah loved the quilt, which she confessed she saw here first.