**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!
I love the Prisma app. I was feeling particularly artsy the morning we left NYC for home.
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.
St. Patrick’s cathedral was stunning. I stood and stared at it for quite awhile before going in.
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.
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!
The weather was perfect on the second day for tourist activities.
The 911 Memorial is both beautiful and moving.
There is no way to describe to you how overwhelming this is to see.
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.
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.
The next thing we did was travel to the Statue of Liberty.
Walking in the pedestal base, you see this!
We were unable to go into the crown, but could see the staircase going up into her.
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.
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.
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.
Visit this link to watch a small portion of breakfast at Ellen’s Stardust Diner.