#43 New York City!

**Warning** Picture heavy post!

Bonnie Hunter’s mystery is in full swing and I’m all caught up on the first day of clue #2.

I pulled out my favorite Featherweight and plugged away while watching TV last night. She needs a makeover but she stitches like no other machine I own. Not bad for a girl born in 1933!

So far the clues are easy and fun. Week #1 helped me use many neutral 2 inch squares I already had cut and ready to sew!

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I love the Prisma app. I was feeling particularly artsy the morning we left NYC for home.

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When we arrived, we saw the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree being prepped for the following week.  The policeman standing guard was a blast to talk with! I used my best Long Island accent in jest and he laughed when he realized what I was doing. Of course, I sounded completely normal to him.

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St. Patrick’s cathedral was stunning. I stood and stared at it for quite awhile before going in.

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They were having a special ceremony with several priests while I was there. I’m not catholic, so I’ll not guess, but was told it was quite a special event.

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This was my view the first night there. Times Square is so bright and big! We had pizza at John’s before seeing The Lion King on Broadway. We were told we picked the tickets up just minutes after the Vice President Elect and later learned he saw Hamilton and well…. no politics!

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The weather was perfect on the second day for tourist activities.

The 911 Memorial is both beautiful and moving.

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There is no way to describe to you how overwhelming this is to see.

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This is a monument to the firefighters who lost their lives. The space is filled with tributes and artifacts that deserve more time spent than I had.  I didn’t want to be an emotional mess all day so I tried to take lots of pictures to pour over later. These are just a select few.

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Of course, I had to share this with you all. I think I squealed a little when I saw quilty things on this trip!

These quilts were moving and beautiful. It’s hard to not be moved by everything in this exhibit.

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The next thing we did was travel to the Statue of Liberty.

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Walking in the pedestal base, you see this!

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We were unable to go into the crown, but could see the staircase going up into her.

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The pedestal is way more narrow than you’d think. You can just pass another person unless you are in the corners. This was my view looking up.

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This is the building where John Lennon was murdered. I was also surprised to learn the Dakota building was built for the head of The Singer Sewing Machine Company in the 1880s.

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We had a short stroll through Strawberry Fields. Follow this link to watch a short clip.

The last picture is the site of protests before we arrived just a few days earlier. No one was protesting this Sunday morning but you can see security is on the job.

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Visit this link to watch a small portion of breakfast at Ellen’s Stardust Diner.

3 comments on “#43 New York City!
  1. Verylazydaisy says:

    I love seeing and hearing all about your NYC trip! It sounds like you had a great time, and I’m so happy for you.

    Sorry to hear you are still suffering with digestive disturbances. It’s so strange to hear you describe your symptoms because I have had similar troubles off and on for a long, long time. I was going to say for the past couple years, but actually even as a child I had issues.
    Although I also have severe headaches, I believe they are unrelated to my digestive problems, but the rest sounds so familiar. I think I have it figured out, eliminate the offending food/drink and then it flares up again.
    I recently decided to give up caffeine as that seems to be consistently triggering for me. Also cutting out all spicy foods and I will miss them.. And the coffee.

    Oh, dear, how I will miss the coffee.
    I’ve been sticking to water lately and doing better.
    I at least give myself a treat and get my favourite water, Aquafina and a fancy bag of store bought ice so it’s nice and clear and tastes good. (one should only drink the tap water around here if one wants to grow extra limbs)

    I sure hope you find some relief and some answers soon!

    K, luv you, k, buh bye.

  2. Jodie N says:

    Hey Tina, Thanks for keeping me company in my sewing room today ! Your trip to New York sounded amazing ! Well done you for making the trek, all new experiences, and I’m sure you’ll return before too long to explore some more. Seems like the city that draws the whole world in. My nephew is there at the moment on a graduation from high school trip with his school . (Brisbane Australia)
    And my niece has conned her parents into a trip there in May for her 21st birthday, as well as Boston, because for some strange reason these are Aussies who are Redsoxs fans. go figure. Spent the day at my daughters yesterday, and her husband has US ice hockey on the tv all day. We are a global family, ha ha.
    Anyway, hope you get to sort out your health problems, seems you have an allergist that you have confidence in and that’s a big plus !
    Quilt Con in February…. eeek, so excited for you ! That has come around quickly, I hear your excitement, and you will have the best time. Anyone that can pack all that sightseeing into a few days in New York, will be well set for this Convention!
    Looking forward to seeing your MQ progress, on Twilters, I did Celtic Soltice a few years ago too, and I have made Blue Ridge Beauty. My needle turn applique projects though are calling ( so they don’t turn into 5 year projects), so I’ll just watch from the sidelines this time.
    Take care,
    Cheers Jodie xx

  3. Elaine Sayre says:

    Loved meeting you on the NYC trip and loved seeing your photos!

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