I do enjoy blogging and was counting on at least keeping up using my new tablet. I suspect it was mostly operator error. I could not get anywhere but frustrated so I put it away and enjoyed my time in NYC and hoped I could catch up when I got home. Anybody figured out a replacement for Google Reader yet??? :O
We hit the city Sunday afternoon. Threw our luggage in the lobby and sped away to catch the game at Yankee Stadium for the top of the third inning. I felt slightly sad that my Dad would have changed seats with me in a heartbeat! I doubt he was a Yankee fan but his own kids and the grand kids all got base ball equipment and one on one coaching in our backyard games. Luved it. I jokingly said to my seat mateon the right, a local fan, that any balls and they were his. I would be ducking. Well, no sooner said than ...
So I started my week in New York with a red face from squinting in the sun and trying to see incoming fly balls!
Our room was on the 41st floor and off to the north was Central Park!
I was in New York for a four day conference that would hopefully help me in my work with girls who need a bit of help to take their place in the world. I took all the sessions that spoke about art and creativity. They mostly centred on the creative arts of drama but I am such a newbie that I learned lots in whatever the session was about. People helping people! Something for everyone! We are communities, both large and small. Even blogging is a community. :) Don't ya just luv all the designs that all around us, even under our feet!
We took a quick lunch in a cafe and arrived just before the noon hour rush. Lots of people up on the sidewalks soon descended for tasty food. Such variety!
After the last session on Monday afternoon we were off and running! Somebody had an app on their phone so...
We got to the top of Rockefeller Center. Rain was in the weeky forecast so I suspect that was why it was fairly crowded.
There is that park again! The trees were not fully leafed out.
Go! Go! Go!
Then we maneuvered down through the subway. I was surprised by the air turbulence as the trains whooshed into position.
Supper was a quick but fresh, hot, salty, pretzel! Definitely a highlight!
The deco art style was very prevalent. The floors were amazingly shiny and classy!
If you want great photos I suppose a post card captures it. I was for something a bit more personal so here is an "excuse me, can I shoot under your armpit, please!".
Tulips, lions and imposing stonework. Blurry, I know. But it captures the sense of being in a faerie world. !!! We walked past the public library which I went back to twice more! ;) I'll have better ones for the return.
A nip through Times Square. Not sure why it is called a square but it is sure a busy place.
Then a collapse back in the room, a review and a plan for tomorrow!
I am a flat lander. I can see forever on a clear day! I am not just rural but really far down on the farm. What a surprise to find that I LUVED NYC. ??? Go figure. I'd be back in a heart beat! C'mon Rooster. Let's fly this coop!