I have a few photos to share with you today, photos that I took while in NYC this past weekend. A trip to the Big City is pretty exciting, sort of stressful (if you’re driving), but usually always fun, and definitely interesting. The reason for my visit this time was to attend a farewell dinner for a good friend who is moving from Connecticut to Tennessee.
And it’s always nice to visit with my son while I’m there. I took a cab to his place downtown late Friday night and snapped a few photos from the open window.
Lots of things caught my eye, like this dapper gentleman who looked like he was waiting for someone and passing the time by checking his phone.
This is a very precise address.
It’s almost bizarre.
I love wrought iron work, and my photograph didn’t do this image justice.
It was gorgeous with the light from the lobby.
The cab zoomed along, and I took a few more images but they turned out pretty blurry.
The next morning I cabbed it to Daryl’s apartment and she treated me to a mani/pedi at her favorite place, Polished on W 78th between Broadway and West End Ave. The woman next to me was having her toes done and her nails done at the same time.
It was very posh and I felt like a million bucks.
Then we walked up to Ditch Plains, a restaurant on W 82nd at Columbus Ave., where we had planned on meeting my son for brunch.
This was a fun restaurant with a very laid-back surfer dude kind of feel. I don’t know how else to explain it. Very family-friendly and I especially liked that they had special seating for parents with small children complete with little video screens at each table.
The food was excellent. Daryl and I each had yogurt blueberry pancakes with warm maple syrup and a side of thick-cut bacon.
I couldn’t even finish half of it.
We strolled around on this very warm day and went into a few shops.
And snapped some photos.
And I found more ironwork that caught my eye.
I just think it’s beautiful.
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And then I handed my camera to Daryl and sat down on a bench with my son and she snapped this photo for me.
And it’s my new favorite.
With my messy hair and all.
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