What could be better than the 4th of July in New York City?
4th of July in New York City with Megan. What a great weekend we had!
Leisurely breakfasts, walks through Soho,
shopping for fabric at one of the cutest stores ever,
and ending the day with a Broadway show, Chicago,
The 4th of July found us strolling through the Whitney Museum. A touch of whimsy can be found both on the interior
and the exterior of the building.
The Whitney overlooks the High Line, one of our favorite places to stroll….
particularly if there are Legos to play with!
This being the 4th, the city was appropriately decked out in red, white and blue.
We were so lucky. The Macy’s Firework display was being shot off in the East River, just a short walk from our apartment. An hour or so before the show we walked over to be part of the mayhem. It was totally worth it! And yes, you skeptics, this is my video.
Megan had promised Brad a picnic in honor of Father’s Day at the park of his choosing. How could he not choose Central Park?
As you might have guessed by the jersey Megan is wearing, our next stop after the delicious picnic in the park was our neighborhood pub to watch the US Women’s National Team vs Japan on the big screen. Oh my goodness! Could you believe that game? What a perfect ending to the weekend!
Here’s a riddle: what do the following have in common?
Be sure to watch the Rosie Perez segment. Listen to Rosie, but look at the audience.
The Irish Hunger Memorial
The Tenement Museum
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
The Soup Nazi
Yes, we followed the rules!
One World Observatory
We gave a nod to Hillary…..this is where she announced her run.
Grand Central Terminal
And what’s the common link to all of the above? My traveling buddy, Sherry! For just a little less than a week, she was here visiting. Those of you who know Sherry know that she’s not one for sitting. She wants to go, go, go! That’s exactly what we did. We either saw, toured, ate or experienced all of the above and then some. Getting around to all of these places was part of the experience.
I think Sherry should have a new nickname, Subby, as in subway. She was a natural. More than once she was responsible for getting us on the right train or headed in the right direction. And as both Megan and Brad can tell you, getting me headed in the right direction anywhere, much less the subway, can be a challenge. We also racked up the steps on our Fitbits. For better or worse, Sherry is the friend responsible for getting me “Fitted.” Much to Nellie’s dismay, we had record days. Our highest: 24,786 steps which translates into 9.86 miles. See what I mean about Sherry not wanting to sit? I hope she had as much fun visiting as we had hosting. It was such a gift to have a friend here in the city. Thank you, Sherry! And yes, next time we meet for lunch, let’s do it in Oregon!