Family, friends and fireworks!

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,


starring Brandy.


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.

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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?

IMG_4898As 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!

Vancouver, Canada - Sunday, July 5, 2015: The USWNT defeat Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final at BC Place.

Vancouver, Canada – Sunday, July 5, 2015: The USWNT defeat Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final at BC Place.

Here’s a riddle: what do the following have in common?

The View


Be sure to watch the Rosie Perez segment. Listen to Rosie, but look at the audience.

The Tour


Battery Park

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The Irish Hunger Memorial


The Tenement Museum




Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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The Soup Nazi


Yes, we followed the rules!

Food Carts


Coney Island


One World Observatory


Brooklyn Bridge

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Roosevelt Island


We gave a nod to Hillary…..this is where she announced her run.

Grand Central Terminal




Ice Cream

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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.

IMG_4735I 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!


3 thoughts on “Family, friends and fireworks!

  1. Carol Dey Hibbs

    Megan looks great! I don’t think she’s changed much in the last 20 years. I’m a little jealous of all that you’ve seen during your NYC stays. You are definitely making your time count. The fall is so beautiful in NYC – will you get to stay into the fall this visit?

    1. loiskanagy Post author

      Thanks for reading, Carol! I agree with you about NYC in the fall….Autumn in New York 🙂 Unfortunately, our visit ends the first week in August. I’ll be glad to leave the humidity behind, but will miss so much more.


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