Recuperating after a whirlwind trip to the “big apple” Wednesday. Our bus left about 6:30 am; can’t say we were all wide awake but we were aboard the bus and that’s what counted. Not too often that I get a chance to capture a sunrise over a body of water and this one of the Susquehanna River was worth the early morn’ rise…
We arrived about 10:30 am, decided to eat at the Stardust Diner on Broadway and 50th–just blocks from the theater district. Many of the wait staff are wanna-be Broadway vocalists…and they do a great job of barreling out famous tunes. It’s fun to watch and hear them…
After breakfast, we went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral for noon mass; the church is still.very.much under construction – scaffolding abounds both inside and out. I think it just adds to the majesty of this grand edifice.
My friend Pat and I then went to The City Quilter. Our cab ride there was, to say the least, interesting. Cars, taxis and buses on NYC streets don’t travel in lanes – they dart in and out, always looking for an opening to move another inch or so towards the intended destination.
After about 1.5 hours , we returned to Rockefeller Plaza and took a quick walk through the Lego Store – a great place, teeming with business.
Outside, on the plaza, many folk including moi, were taking photos of and with the Rockefeller Center majestic tree as a background. We ended our day with dinner at a nice Italian restaurant – Cucina, on the concourse level of the Plaza.. I had grilled salmon and sautéed squash. Yum!
One last look at the great white way and we were on our way home. Bone tired, glad we’d had such a great time and treated with wet snowflakes in the late afternoon. Just enough to really add magic to a long and fun day.