Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Visitors and a trip

Our kitchen construction was happily set aside for two big events this past month:  having visitors (my daughter, grandson and son-in-law along with my older daughter) out to visit for 4 days, and then we left along with our visitors and attended a conference in New York City.

We were so happy to meet up with Parker and Clint and Leslie -- spent our time playing with the little guy!
I had to steal this picture from Leslie's blog - I managed to take very few pics, busy holding and enjoying him.  Unfortunately, I had to work so I missed his big day at the beach.  He's such a little character!  Can't wait to see him again at Christmas time! 

Lindsay actually arrived a day before the Reed family -- and we had to put her to work helping set up their room because we were spending the day trying to get our kitchen cabinets in along the back wall.  We enjoyed having everyone here - played some games, and made Parker a Halloween costume (also made Lindsay a Wonder Woman headband and cuffs!).

Cutest fuzzy dinosaur ever!

After we enjoyed our family for a few days, we all headed out to the airport(s) on Wednesday -- Leslie, Clint and Parker back to Indianapolis, Lindsay back to Chico, and we were on our way to NYC.  We were only there a few days, but managed to get some sightseeing in around the conference.

We visited Mood Fabrics - just having watched the finale of Project Runway, couldn't miss that --

And we bought some black and white fabric for the bench seat in the kitchen.  This store is incredibly crowded -- how they film in there is a mystery!  But they have EVERYTHING fabric, notion and sewing-wise.

We also went to the top of the Empire State building and walked down by the World Trade Center site. 

We visited the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, which was a nice green space tour after walking the big city for days.  They had a very cool display of orchids in one of the many greenhouses:

I took this picture from the Brooklyn Bridge, then used the iphone app Tiny Planet on it:
 Here's a pic of Dale and I on the Brooklyn Bridge:

We rode the subway around town -- I love the tile work in many of the stations.  This is from the Brooklyn station, which also leads to the museum:

When we got off at Grand Central, which was right down the street from our hotel, they were filming some music video or something:
We watched for a bit, but I didn't recognize anyone so we moved on back to the hotel.

When we got home, we caught up on some more of our kitchen work, that will be the next post --

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