Wednesday, May 29, 2013

a day in New York City

Our cousins live there, and Sunday we went to see them.

The train station

and here I am waiting for the train.

We went to Mass at St. Patrick's,

and then headed up Fifth Avenue, my favorite street.

You can walk pretty far in New York without realizing it, and soon enough we found ourselves in Central Park.

Sir Walter Scott was there. (so was Robert Frost)

The Park has entertainers everywhere you turn and they kept us occupied but eventually we hopped on a downtown bus for a delicious dinner at a place called Basta Pasta (go there!), then took a cab back toward Grand Central.

But first my cousins insisted we see Chelsea Market and taste all the flavored olive oils and specialty salts. I splurged on a small jar of Murray River salt, which I later found out is from Australia!

my stylish cousin

Loads of fresh air and smiles. (some photos by my brother)


  1. It looks like a lovely day! The weather looks like it must have been fantastic for shopping!

    1. It was beautiful and sunny, though quite breezy. A good day for much walking!

  2. What a wonderful day. The closest I've ever been to the east coast is Texas when I was 10 years old. No, wait. There are picture of me in Hawaii when I was 3. Hmm.

    Blessings, Debbie

  3. Looks like a great day! I love your hair Lisa!!

  4. Wow, those photos are spectacular! I love NYC--such an exciting place to visit. I've always wanted to go to Mass at St. Patrick's : )
    It looks like you had a fabulous day!

    1. St. Pat's was full! In the homily the priest mentioned the king and queen of Belgium attended there once; the queen concluded that Americans were a very religious people because the church was so crowded and Fr. told her it was always so on Sundays. In Europe that isn't the case.