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The usual energy of the city is heightened at Christmastime by the sounds and sights of the season.
When I decided to go into New York I thought I’d do the usual… see the Rockefeller Christmas tree, watch the ice skaters, visit St Patrick’s Cathedral.
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I started by walking up 34th St past Macy’s..
..then over to 5th Ave to Lord & Taylor to see their windows.
As I walked past the NY Public Library…
I decided to stop at Bryant Park which is behind the library. I’ve walked through it once before at Christmastime and didn’t have the time then to look at everything.
There’s an ice skating rink and a huge Christmas tree and tons and tons of pop up kiosks offering all kinds of trinkets and food. For nearly two hours I wandered happily around and yes, I treated myself to a little trinket.
I still wanted to see the Rockefeller Christmas tree so I began my trek. That’s when it happened… a celebrity was walking right in front of me… not easy for her to blend into the crowd.
Onward up 5th Avenue and finally…
By now I was getting tired.
A few last pictures as I headed back to Penn Station.
This of Radio City from a different angle…
Bye New York, thanks for a great day.
Commonly known in knitting and spinning circles (no pun intended) as, Rhinebeck. Deb and I set out at 7a.m. Saturday morning for our 2 hour drive.
Here we are within a half mile of the fairgrounds…this less than a half mile stretch took over a half hour. There are almost a jillion cars that are already there, and this is less than a half hour after the gates opened.
Despite the number of cars it really wasn’t too crowded yet. In less than an hour Deb had already made a few purchases and in the picture below, wearing a beautiful orange sweater she made, she’s being enticed, and won over by…
to go along with these already purchased beauties…
and this basket to put everything in because almost everything matches it so how could she resist.
I myself might have made a purchase for someone’s upcoming birthday! Stay tuned in November to find out what it might be.
Rhinebeck is always fun even for a non-knitter like me.
We enjoyed the food… the sun, clouds, a couple of showers, the foliage and seeing friends.
Happy and tired we start our journey home… bye Rhinebeck until next year.
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