Friday, December 12, 2008

New York day 2

Our Thursday in New York was cold and wet. The rain just didn't want to stop and the umbrellas we bought from a street vendor were not very sturdy.

I convinced Jerry that he'd LOVE a trip to Manhattan's quilt shop The City Quilter so we hopped on the subway to the shop. I really liked the shop. It was bright and carried a more contemporary assortment of fabric. I don't think I saw one bolt of reproduction fabric - which is just fine with me! I purchased a New York themed pattern and a couple of NY theme fat quarters just because it seemed appropriate. (click photos for larger view)

From the quilt shop we walked up to Macy's and went in this time. I wanted to visit Santa's display. It was far less elaborate than I remember from back in the 80s when we lived here, but it was still fun to see.

After Macy's we walked up 5th to the Empire State Building. Along the way we passed a church that was once Norman Vincent Peale's church home. Tied all long the iron fences circling the church were these 'ribbons of peace.' They made an impressive display.

These photos of the Empire State Building were taken especially for 2 people who requested them - Noah and my quilting friend Melissa.

We had no desire to travel to the observation deck - especially since it was very overcast. We did go into the lobby to see the decorations.

We walked back to our hotel (we're staying at the Doubletree in Times Square) and after resting a bit we attended the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Hanging in the lobby of Radio City was a Swarovski crystal chandelier. The photo doesn't do it justice. It sparkled brilliantly.

When we lived in NY we would attend the show on Christmas Day. Since we didn't have family in the area it was a great way to spend the day. As always the Rockettes were such fun to watch. Their high kicking is spectacular.

It rained even harder Thursday night than during the day so we still don't have good photos of the tree at Rockefeller Center. By the end of the day my feet were killing me. Sure wish there was a spa in the hotel. A foot and leg massage would be great.


Anonymous said...

Hi Corky, Sorry you guys have had rainy weather, but sounds like you are making the best of the situation. Thanks for keeping us posted. Missed you at guild last night, See you soon, Sheila

Brenda R. said...

What a wonderful trip! I did the train ride many years ago and was in NYC for two and a half days. I stayed just off Time Sq. also. I loved every minute of it! One day I'm going back-with or without the husband who has no desire to go back. Sorry you had nasty weather but look at all you got to see again! Brenda