As Kansas reminded me, I have been a bit remiss at posting lately. For that I am sorry and have no really good excuse. A lot of little piddly ones to be sure. But nothing earth moving.
But I have been busy though and will try to get people up to date with what I have been up to.
First up is the New York trip. 21 of us from the school hopped on a bus early Saturday morning and headed down the road. The group was pretty much evenly divided between adults and students which made for a nice mix. Did I take any pictures of the trip? Nope. This one of Madison Avenue was the first one.
Most of us stayed in a youth hostel. Jazz on The Park was, when all was said and done, a hostel, but it was relatively clean and not too noisy. After midnight. They had a basement "lounge" and once we settled and went for a little walkabout, we all came back and ate whatever we had managed to scrounge up. This is only a small part of our group.
The hostel boasted a continental breakfast, but their "kitchen" had been closed down by the board of health for operating without a licence.
Breakfast was still being served, but it consisted of a bagel, butter, and tea or coffee. The next day, they mixed it up a bit and served jam with the bagel.
Sunday morning a group of us decided to go to the MET. It was on the other side of Central Park so we decided to walk through the park. This was the last picture that I took that day. Because my batteries died. I knew that I had more at the hostel but figured that if we went by a store I could buy some. We didn't go by a store that sold batteries. But much to my dismay, I discovered that evening that I had batteries in my backpack THE WHOLE TIME I was wishing that I had my camera. Sigh.
In any case the MET was amazing. We then headed down to Greenwich village and found a fabulous Indian restaurant that was willing to cater to various allergies. There were six of us and we all picked a dish and shared. It was wonderful and very filling. More wandering and somehow, the others managed to find room for some gelato, and then homeward bound. Or hostleward bound. I stopped and picked up a couple of beer and met some of the rest of the group on the outdoor terrace. Then to bed and a surprisingly good sleep.