New York, New York . . .
I’m becoming quite the traveler lately with my frequent visits to the city. I left Maryland very early yesterday morning to meet Lauren at Daryl’s place in NYC. Daryl wanted to show us the newly opened High Line.
For the first time in my life, I rode in a taxi. There’s even a tv in the back seat.
The High Line is a unique elevated park that just opened a few weeks ago. Lauren just e-mailed me and told me that it’s featured in today’s New York Times in the Style section. [Click here] and then click on the multimedia link “On the Street / Elevated”.
I’ll post more of my High Line pics later this week and tell you a little about it. But for now, here are a couple of glimpses. There’s Lauren in the background, there.
The park is on an old train line that ran above the city for years. We’re almost at the end of the line in this shot, and you can see Lady Liberty in the background there. She’s far away and very tiny, right in the center of the photo.
Here, I’ll point her out. There you go.
I also got an added treat. I’m not sure you know this, but I’ve got sort of a thing for firemen. For some reason, there was a small congregation of them (be still, my heart) having a pow wow here at the end of the Line and some of them graciously let me take their photo.
We visited several shops and boutiques and had lunch in a really cool restaurant that had a courtyard in the center. Afterwards, as we strolled through the West Village, Lauren pointed out a pet shop and suggested I buy a birthday gift for my favorite best friend.
So I went inside and picked out this cool turtle that I know Maria of Gardening With Turtles would really love.
And George really enjoys his new present. When I arrived home around 6 pm, he ran to the car to greet me, jumping up and sniffing the bags I’d brought home. He sniffed out the birthday bag and wanted at it, as if he knew it were for him. (I don’t make this stuff up, you know).
We had dinner al fresco and a game of fetch the turtle at the same time with the birthday boy. What a great day!
Oh, and here’s something funny. When I arrived at Daryl’s apartment, she re-introduced me to her husband (the famous Ray of Toonsday Husbandisms). He shook my hand, saying that it’s so hard to keep track of all his wife’s friends but good to see me again.
“Honey,” Daryl said, “You know Kate. She’s the one with the dog. The border collie you like.”
At that, Ray’s face lit up and he said, “Oh, George! I’ve seen George’s blog!”
I swear, my dog is going to have to start his own blog.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .
PS ~ To all those who were saddened that George couldn’t go with me on the ride in yesterday’s post, please know that he was more than happy to have stayed home that particular day. My husband played with him practically the whole time. When the weather is hot, I can’t take him in the car if I’m going to be inside for any longer than just a few moments. Not good to leave pets in a hot car!
UPDATE: The statue I pointed out looks exactly like the Statue of Liberty (especially when viewed large in my PS2 program), but unless she got her island to move up the river a ways, then it couldn't be. A gentleman taking photos pointed it out to me and I happily clicked away, thinking it was. Thanks, Daryl and Ray, for straightening me out!