Birthday Vacation

We are headed for the city – New York City!

Remember last year, when we went to New York City to visit family? We were celebrating my birthday. Yes, it was a big one. What a great place to celebrate a milestone! This year, it’s just another day, but we’re still going to celebrate. (On the birthday card envelope I got yesterday from my closest friend Tami, she wrote happy 4? birthday. Classic, don’t you think?!)

(envelope & card from Tami)

We usually make the same rounds: Purl, the public library, the Met, the Rose Center, Times Square, and plenty of Irish pubs in between! I do have a shopping list for M&J Trimming and Mood Fabrics so I am going to drag my husband there again. He’s such a good sport to go to those girly shops!

inside of M&J Trimming

This time around, I think we are going to skip a couple of those places, and try a few new things. We are planning to go hiking at Harriman State Park and sightseeing through Central Park, which we haven’t done in a couple years. I have always wanted to check out Tavern on the Green, so I hope we can get in, maybe just for afternoon tea or a cocktail. We will be trying out Cesca for the birthday dinner.

(funny office magnet from Tami!)

We are hoping to try out the Morgan library and the Frick Collection, which is showing stunning drawings right now.  I love stopping in to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which is such a gorgeous old church. I love the gothic architecture, the stained glass windows, the candles burning everywhere. My sister-in-law works in the Rockefeller Center complex, so we will have to look for The Tree too.

What grand plans we have! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. See you back here around Thanksgiving.

19 thoughts on “Birthday Vacation

  1. Wow, this sounds like fun. I’ve been to New York on day (or less than a day) trips 2 or 3 times — saw the Natural History Museum, Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty, back when you could still go up in it (1995 or so). But nothing else. I’ll have to make a note of these places in case I ever go there for more than a few hours! Have a great time!

  2. You lucky, lucky girl! After visiting D.C. I’ll probably never get my husband to go to another city. Have a wonderful time and the happiest birthday ever!

  3. Happy Birthday!! OMG, seeing the pic of MJ & Trim makes me want to go now…it’s been too long and is my candy store!! The Frick is wonderful! Hope you get to go, I haven’t been in a few years!

  4. Have a wonderful Birthday!! Bet you get carded at dinner; what a wonderful way to celebrate! The trip, I mean, not the assumption that you might be underage. Although….!! I’m wishing you a safe and amazing trip!

  5. My Google Reader has been acting up, so I guess I missed this post when you posted it! I was thinking today that I hadn’t heard from you in awhile, so I came by to see what was going on…and now I’m jealous that you are in New York! I’ve never been there and would love to go. I hope you have a great time!!!

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