Monday, July 18, 2011

Home Again


I made it home last night from my NYC trip
and I'm happy to report all is well.
Kate's procedure went well and
with no side effects,
so we were able to do some fun things.
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Getting there was a challenge.
After sitting all day at my local airport,
one delay after another,
I finally flew out... an hour AFTER I was
scheduled to have arrived in NYC!!!
The upside to all that was I got
bumped up to first class on the
flight from Atlanta to NYC,
so I was somewhat appeased.
Flying first class versus coach is a
whole different world!


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Kate was able to go to work on Thursday and Friday,
so I had lots of time on my own to explore.
I spent lots of time just walking and soaking it all in.
I wandered into the NY Public Library
because I couldn't remember if I'd ever been inside
and happened upon a wonderful exhibit
celebrating the 100 year anniversary of this building.
It was a eclectic display of all sorts of things
ranging from music scores notated by Beethoven
to an actual Ku Klux Klan robe (creepy).


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I walked into St. Patrick's Cathedral
and spent over an hour enjoying the beauty
of the building and the artwork found there.


It wasn't all serious touring though.
One night while at Times Square
I caught a picture of "The Naked Cowboy."
He's quite an attraction/street performer and
there was a line of gals waiting to have
their pictures taken with him.
Kate and I choose to pass on that experience!



We got lucky one evening and were able to pick up
tickets (half price!!!) for CHICAGO at the
TIX Booth in Times Square.
They were excellent seats, center mezzanine.
This is a show I've wanted to see since
the movie came out a few years ago.
It did not disappoint!


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On Saturday we went to the
Metropolitan Museum of Art
and saw the Alexander McQueen exhibit,
SAVAGE BEAUTY.


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This special exhibit was organized by
The Costume Institute,
includes more than 100 of McQueen's pieces
and spans his career from
his post graduate collection of 1992
to pieces from his last runway collection
after his death
in 2010.



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The pieces range from the sublime...



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...to the absurd.
But every piece is a stunning  work of art.
***
New York City is a world unto itself.
I enjoyed every minute of it, but
on the flight home yesterday,
I couldn't help but think,
my most favorite place to go is...
home.



6 comments:

Tina said...

How exciting to be able to visit New York City! I've always wanted to go. My daughter is big in to theater and she would love to see Chicago! I'd love to visit Central Park at Christmas time and shop at FAO Schwarz for my grandchildren!
I'm happy to hear that your daughter is doing well and you were able to enjoy your visit!

Linda Chapman said...

I have never been to NYC! It is on my 'Bucket List.' SO happy you flew first class!! It ss another world!!! We flew from London to DFW now my husband want sto fly FIRST class every time.
What a lovely time you had and thank you for sharing it with us!

From the Kitchen said...

So glad to hear that all went well with your daughter and that you had a good visit. I love NYC!

Best,
Bonnie

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Susan, I am so glad you are home safely, that all went well with Kate's procedure and that you are back to blogging. ;)

NYC had lots to offer, but I know your favorite was spending time with your daughter. blessings ~ Tanna

Stitchfork said...

Good news about Kate! And sounds like an all-around great trip! Altho I would have enjoyed seeing a pic of you and the Naked Cowboy...
xo Cathy

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Glad Kate is doing well. Dontcha just love the Met Museum? I wander in there a few times a year - and I do mean wander :)

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