The morning started off with cake for Lindsey. And we sang happy birthday, which was special with my croaking voice and it is always magical when Lauren sings;)
We had to hurry out the door to meet one of Connie's author friends at High Line park. It is a really cool park that used to be raised train track and has not been transformed into a very long and beautiful park.
We started at the end and made our way down it and it really was so cool.
I liked this fun little spot where you could watch the traffic.
Here is our host the lovely Elizabeth Eulberg. She really was lovely and easy to talk to. I felt like I had known her for years.
We walked all around the west village and that was my favorite part of New York.
I saw the building they filmed for the TV show Friends (below), and Kiefer Sutherland's house (not pictured)...
...and the "house" of the girl from Sex and the City. I don't even know her name. I have never seen that show.
I just really liked the colors of the buildings above and below.
And I accidentally took this picture of my feet and found it later.
I saw this flower and was pretty amazed. It looks like something straight out of wonderland. I have never seen anything like it before.
When we got back it was time for Connie and I to pack up our stuff so we could go and make our flight.
It didn't take long for me to miss these girls. They are the best. I don't know how I got so lucky to have friends like them in my life.
On the flight home I worked some more on my crewel and counted down the minutes until I could get home hug Russ, kiss my children, and go to sleep in my own bed.
Thank you to:
-Connie for making sure the trip happened
-Lindsey for riding a bus (or was it train?) from DC to be with us on your 30th birthday weekend.
-Lauren for hosting us and letting us sleep all over your apartment and embarrass you on the subway...and probably everywhere else. I can't wait for the next trip with you girlies.
As for my opinions of New York - it was a fun place to visit and there is so much to see and do that I would love to go back, but NOTHING (except food) is convenient in NY. I live in a place where a lot of things are convenient and I rather like that. And sometimes I feel like too many people is just that - too many people.