Thursday, July 19, 2012

Country Girl in the Big City

Hello, friends! I'm back from our New York City odyssey, exhausted, and so happy to be home!

What does a country girl have to say about the Big Apple? For starters, it's big. You'll wear yourself out with the walking. Second, it is hot. The kind of hot that just radiates off of all that concrete, necessitating a mid-day shower and change of clothes to remove all the stickiness. Third, thanks to the heat, it is smelly. Garbage bags wait on the sidewalks, ripening to a nice stench all weekend long.

Beyond the discomfort, it is definitely something to see, and I only saw a small portion of it. In two days,we managed to make it to: A Broadway show (Once, fantastic), Herald Square and Macy's, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Battery Park, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial and One World Tower, mid-town Manhattan and Times Square.

I'll let the pictures do the talking!

Highlight of the trip: seeing the new Tony-winning Broadway musical, Once.

Emotional moment of the trip: standing in the great Registry Room in Ellis Island, the same room my grandparents stood in when they came to this country from Germany.

Constant running joke of the trip:  Did you hear there's a new Batman movie coming out soon? (billboards for the movie everywhere!)

Thought of the trip: So many people that God created, and He loves them all! He loves them so much that He doesn't want any to perish. This blew my mind!

Blessing of the trip: spending time with my husband. He is a man of adventure, and his adventures make me a better person. Even in a chaotic swarm of people, I can hold onto his arm and feel his calm. I'm so blessed!

I'll be back to crafting tomorrow. Thanks for visiting the cafe today!


  1. Glad to see that a country girl can have a great time in NYC! We're glad you came for a visit! Did you and your husband get to spend much time in Herald Square? There's always something going on there, even more than just the (fantastic) Herald Square shopping! Hope that you'll be back for another visit! Maybe in the fall when it's not so hot?

  2. Looks like a wonderful trip! And a blessing to have a hubby to hold onto. Thats how I feel when we are visiting a big, strange place. I can always get back home if I have hubby's arm!