Friday, June 24, 2011

NYC with dear friends

Last year we had a reunion in Maine, where I lived at the time: This year we selected NYC, so I wrote the itinerary. Rachel observed,
"Heather has two criteria: history and pretty" and I confess that that is quite accurate.
I picked Rachel, Laura and Dana up from the airport and drove due south to Princeton Township and campus then to a nearby orchard, all of which are historically significant and quite pretty.
We spent the afternoon exploring campus from chapel to library, wandering passed enchanting old shops, hiking an 18th century canal, hand-picking asparagus and indulging in cider doughnuts.

Day 2, we took our time site-seeing in Manhattan: Wall Street, the Met, the middle of Central Park in the rain, Grand Central Station, H&M, John's Brick Oven Pizzeria in an old church, Times Square, Neal Simon Theater for a free viewing (thank you US military) of the new musical comedy, and we concluded our evening with New York Cheese Cake before taking the Staten Island Ferry back to crash.

We traveled out to Long Island on Day 3 to visit Old Westbury Estate, the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. And, of course, they surround a historic Georgian mansion.
From there, we made our way to seaside village of Seacliff and its beach.

Beautiful trip with beautiful ladies!

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