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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Survived My Trip, oh and some stash.....

Back from NY and had a blast. Here's what we did in two and a half days: Ripley's Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Empire State Building, Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center), Staten Island Ferry, Ground Zero, Bodies Exhibit, dinner in Little Italy, The Guggenheim (hated it!), and Museum of Natural History. WHEW. It was so much fun. We stayed at the Westin in Times Square and it was so comfortable and clean and just awesome.

The plane ride...well, I apparently was the only one crying during takeoff (so says my sister), but I don't believe it, lol. No crying on the way home though, so I'm pretty proud about that. Both flights were great and without incident. It was so smooth getting into and around the airports and on the flights. I was surprised. I have hope I may go somewhere else on a plane someday. Yaaayy me! Here's proof I was there:

Ground Zero-lots of construction happening!

Overlooking the Hudson

View from Top of the Rock

I have lots more pics, but most are from the Metropolitan Museum and the Natural History Museum. I didn't think you'd want tons of Greek Statuary and funerary steles, so I'll save those! But I must say, it's the most magnificent art museum I've ever been too. The people we came into contact with, in all our ventures, were the friendliest, most helpful, ever. With the exception of the creepy guy in the Lincoln Town Car who tried to pick us up and take us who knows where--uh NO WAY buddy!!, I highly recommend NYC!

OK, enough vacation ramblings. I picked up a few stash items this past weekend from my LNS, and here they are:

I WILL have stitching updates very soon. Don't you hate when people say "I've been busy"? I mean, whose not busy, right? So I hate saying that. Life gets in the way of stitching sometimes, and that's where I've been the past week. I hope your week has gone better and you've been more productive than me in the stitchy arena! Thank you all for your comments and encouragement-it helped so much! Until next time,

18 comments:

WendyZ said...

So glad to hear you had a great trip! Your stash looks fun as always!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I thought the people in NYC were extraordinarily kind and helpful, too!

Love the shots of the bright lights and yea! New Stash!

Oh, and glad you didn't get in the Lincoln with the creepy guy!

Tracy said...

OMG!! Who doesn't want to see pictures of Greek statues?! Me, me, me! I wanna see them!!!

Anyways. You picked up some great stuff. Now you just have to find time to stitch.

Berit said...

lol! Sounds like you had an awesome trip! Glad the flying went okay. :D

As for construction @ ground zero--lol1!! They never get ANYTHING accomplished. I've been here 4 years and haven't seen any change. It's a huge debacle! At least they manage to fool the tourists. ;)

Awesome stash, too. I don't mind when people say they've been busy, but I do feel guilty when I blog it myself!

Loraine said...

I've been thinking of you, and wondering how your trip went! Sound's like a blast. Never been to NYC, and would love to go. Love the pictures and your stitchy stash.
You did it! Can't wait until the next getaway.
Hugs!

nima said...

glad to know you enjoyed your trip...enjoy your new stash too..

Sadie said...

Wow, did you actually sleep when you went to NY! Love your pics of the bright lights :-)
Yay for no tears on the flight home.

Annie said...

Looks like a fun trip. Nice to hear that traveling was a pleasant experience... not always the case these days.

Have fun with all the new charts!

pammyjo said...

OMGosh ... your night pictures are awesome. Your stash looks wonderful ... get to xxxxxing. :)
or as my littl neighbor girl says, can I needle poke. LOL

Jane said...

Way to go, Tam! You'll be a jetsetter before you know it!!! Sounds like you were on the go and packed as much as you could in. It's hard when you have a limited amount of time, but you probably see more that way.

Nice stash buy too. See another SB'y kit there! Can you believe I haven't stitched any of their things so far this year? The next few projects I've picked out doesn't include any of their patterns either!

Wendy said...

Nice to read you had a nice trip!! Those are really some lovely pictures. I would love to visit NY again. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures.

Oooh what nice new stash, it is always fun to buy new stash, isn't it ?

Jennifer said...

So glad you had a great trip Tammy! Love your pics. I know exactly what you mean about the 'busy' word. Everyone is but some seem to be more than others and want you to know it right! love your new stash too. have a great week!

Melissa said...

Glad your trip went well Tammy. The photos look great and it sounds like your trip was fun filled and action packed, with a little side trip for stashing up. Way to go!

I think when people say they've been busy, I think it just means busier than usual. I just take it at face value and yes everybody is busy these days!

ps Got your next trip planned? ;-)

Andrea said...

Hey girl, glad you had a great time and I'm so happy your plane ride went alright! Sounds like you had a blast! I've only been in NYC for a very short day trip but OMG, I loved it and want to go back someday! Everyone I met was very nice! It was so funny, we were at a book store in downtown NYC, for a book signing, and the cute little dude working there at the register went to high school in Garland Texas (where we live)! Small world, lol!

Great stash haul!

xoxo

Brigitte said...

You must have had such a fun trip. Including the flights.
Great new stash indeed, I particularly love the SB chart and the Plum Street Sampler one.

Barb said...

Envious of your trip to NYC! I've only been on day trips since I grew up in NJ and have family there now. Hoping we can spend a few days and stay put. Glad you had a good time.

stitcherw said...

Looks like you had an awesome time, great pictures. So glad the plane trip went smoothly for you. Like you I hate flying and will avoid it if at all possible. Your green snowman is turning out so cute, fun design.
Sue

Michelle said...

NYC is a favorite place and the Met is fantastic!!! Great stash you have there!!