and tomorrow is a work day and boy am I wiped out! (Even though John did all the driving!) At the right is the view from our room – the freebie at the Marriott Marquis – Times Square in all it’s glory – and some 44 stories below! After checking in, we set off for a salad at the Olive Garden, with a view on the street of Times Square. It was a cloudy Sunday – hard to believe it was a Sunday afternoon with all this activity, isn’t it? But that’s New York. You cannot go a block without hearing at least three or four languages other than English.
Our waiter very kindly took our picture together – it’s the only one of both of us through the entire trip, LOL!
Later that evening, we had dinner with the parental units at the View – the restaurant at the top floor of the hotel. The restaurant seating at the outer ring of the floor rotates around the building and one gets a 360 degree view of Manhattan. I attempted to get a picture of the Chrysler Building during dinner, but it was blurry – must’ve been the wine.
Next day, we checked out, checked our luggage downstairs and took a cab to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I took a number of pics until the point where cameras/picture taking was not allowed. But I was able to get pics of the altar for Mother Seton, the larger than life creche and the organ pipes/choir loft, among many others.
I just love the angels leading the way to the Christmas Tree – and the ice skaters bring back such happy memories! I remember skating there a couple of times as a kid – some of my fondest memories!
John was a good sport and let me take his picture, but as you can see, he photographs a LOT better than I do!
After Rockefeller Center, we went to (what else) School House Products down on 28th and Broadway, where I got a few skeins of yarn – Lamb’s Pride wool chunky weight in brown and two skeins of Lace Cashmere/Silk! Cannot wait to give this a try – maybe a pretty shawl? I’ll think of something, you can be sure of that!
Finally, we made our way out of NYC by way of the Lincoln Tunnel and drove away from Manhattan back to good old “Merlin.” Where we have to behave, be grownups and pay the bills!