I was in NYC a few weeks ago for the first time, and spent my days pretty wisely, imo. I saw and did a lot during the three and a half days that I was there, including walking over 40 miles (including airports). One of the coolest things that The Man and I were able to check off of the list was to visit The Met. Unfortunately, we were only there for about two hours before the museum closed for the day, and that’s only enough time to see a small chunk of all of the wonderful exhibits they have. I wanted to see the Egyptian wing most of all, so that’s where most of our time (and photography) was concentrated. We also visited the Arms & Armor gallery and European Paintings 1250 – 1800, plus took a peek at the Asian ceramics lining the 2nd floor balcony. There’s sooooo much more to be seen, so definitely looking forward to taking at least one, but hopefully two days to explore The Met on my next trip!
It’s hard to believe that just two weeks ago, I was in New York, getting ready to do some serious sight-seeing. One of the places The Man and I visited while I was in town was Madame Tussaud’s, the NYC location of the world-famous wax museum headquartered in London. It was so much cheesy fun!
Though I haven’t posted any of the sillier photos here, we also had a great time posing with the “stars.” You can still get a good impression of how lifelike some of the wax figures were, hopefully. Tickets to get in are a little pricy, but you get in free with the New York Pass, which I definitely recommend picking up if you’re planning a vacation to NYC anytime soon. This is also one of those attractions that stays open late, and we were there around 9:30 or 10 in the evening, so there weren’t too many people around – good to keep in mind if you’re trying to plan as much stuff into each day, like I was!
If you’ve been reading the blog this last week, you’ll know that I took a trip to New York City last weekend. It was my second time in the city, but really my first true vacation there. It’s funny – in popular culture, NYC is not just A big city, for many of us it’s THE big city. When I think about culture, trends, ideas, news, fashion, architecture, action, I think of NYC. Not Chicago, not San Francisco, definitely not New Orleans. So spending the weekend there was a dream for me. Yes, I know that makes me sound hopelessly simple, and maybe it’s true. After all, I did grow up in a tiny country town with just over 2,000 people. The first time I drove into New Orleans, I was taken aback by the millions of sparkling lights. I can’t imagine what would have happened to my brain if New York would have been my first real city.
Last weekend, I spent three and a half days trying to fit in a little of everything New York had to offer. I didn’t do that bad of a job, either. I met up with a friend for drinks, ate food from a street vendor, saw tons of tourist attractions, experienced the beauty of Central Park in full bloom, and even caught some cool street performances. The only thing I didn’t get to do was go shoe shopping, but we’ll fix that next time 🙂
Here are a few shots from my trip…
Next up, I’ll share photos from our trips to Madame Tussaud’s and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, plus some from South Street Sea Port and MY FIRST BAGEL IN NYC (ooohh!). Stay tuned!
Hi everybody! Sorry for the radio silence, but I was gone for the weekend. Had a great (albeit short) little vacation to New York City, and spent three and a half days doing some intense sight seeing. I walked between 8 and 11 miles each day, got way too much sun, and had a ton of fun visiting the Empire State Building, Central Park, The Met, The Cloisters, Times Square, Madame Tussaud’s, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, South Street Seaport, and other stuff I know I’m forgetting right now.
Just wanted to drop in to let you know that I really appreciate all of the new likes, comments and follows – thanks so much for your support and the lovely responses to my tiny short story last week. I’ll be back in business here on Compass & Quill very soon, and posting my origami entries for The 30 Days Challenge (I’m behind, but a few pieces a day should help me catch up again).
Tonight I made a couple of new pieces, including a really cute modular wreath. I also watched the last three episodes of Game of Thrones; gotta admit that I was disappointed in the last episode. No spoilers, of course, but from everyone else’s non-spoiler comments about the episode, I expected something much more outrageous (or at least interesting) to happen. I’m a huge Brienne of Tarth fan, though, so any episode without her is lackluster, imo. At least Arya Stark made an appearance – she makes my GoT experience much more bearable on the less than great episodes.
It’s time to catch some shuteye, but I promise to have some vacation and origami photos up tomorrow. Night folks!