Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New York, New York

hello comrades!
Guess who went on a mini vacation?
Guess where the mini vacation was?
(that one's pretty easy, considering my post title!)
you got it...
Where the city never sleeps
and the taxis mean business.
We had never been to New York,
and it was sort of a last minute thing.
All because of this guy:
Lead singer of Lez Zeppelin...
O.M.G. (insert fainting here)
Our 18 year old son loves him as much as we do, 
so when we found out he was playing
at the beautiful Brooklyn Academy of Music,
we just had to get tickets.
And need I tell you
what a fabulous time it was?
No, i didn't think so. 
It's fucking Robert Plant.
Anyone who thinks this guy is done
should think again.
Incredible voice & energy for someone who's 66.
I wanna be like him when I grow up.
We tried to do as much as we could
in five short days there.
We actually stayed in Brooklyn
in one of the Jewish communities.
Loved it.
Stay tuned for small stories. ;-) 
Walked across the Brooklyn Bridge a few times.
and each time, these love locks
made me smile.
People from all around the world
leave these locks all across the bridge,
wanting to leave their mark in NYC. 
Spent some time at Grand Central Station,
a most beautiful place to hang out
and people watch.
Ground zero
the 9-11 memorial.
A beautiful and somber place.
I had seen it on TV,
but the size of it was overwhelming in person.
There is still such a sadness here,
even after so many years.
I suspect there always will be.
one of the many high rises in NYC
Central Park.
Such a beautiful place.
There were musicians all over the park
and this guy was playing the most beautiful
classical guitar.
The sound here under these columns
and the beauty around me
made me wanna cry.
Our son... pondering the meaning of life. ;-)
John Lennon's strawberry fields...
Alex, feeding a squirrel in the park.
I love how the squirrels tiny hand
is touching Alex's finger.
the gates of John Lennon's home,
where he was shot in 1980,
and where Yoko Ono still lives.
I have so many more things to say about New York,
and I suspect you'll be hearing about them
in the next few blog posts.
A city of contrasts.
A city of kindness.
A city of cultures weaving themselves together
like patches on a quilt.
The stretch limos driving past the homeless people.
I always struggle with things like that.
My son asked me at one point
why there could be so many homeless people
in a place that had so many empty buildings.
I don't know why.
It shouldn't be, but it is.


  1. Looks like a great mini vacation to me!!

  2. What glorious time you had! I saw Robert Plant on Jimmy Fallon recently... quite an interesting character!
    Glad you had such a fun vacation!

    Hugs Giggles

  3. What a fabulous time you had, thanks for taking us for a stroll with you and sharing your special moments!

  4. Looks like a great time was had in NYC:) I love NY's energy and your son's question about homelessness underlines the essence of this city of contrasts. Love the love locks and all the other shots. Can't wait for the stories to unfold in your future posts.

  5. So good to catch up with you and have you back. I always enjoy hearing your observations on life.