travel : staycation


video : new york, new york by ryan adams

let's pack a bag and take a short weekend trip. the only rules are: have fun, relax and don't buy anything that can't fit into the suitcase, which is almost full and weighs 25 lbs, but feels heavier.


head to uptown manhattan on the bus like so many tourists do. destination, the hotel wales.

Metropolitan Museum
located one block from museum mile and perfect for a visit to the metropolitan museum of art where we'll surely get lost once inside.


appreciate the secular and the sacred in the episcopal church of the heavenly rest, which has a cafe called the heavenly rest stop. my mom would sit outside this church and wait for my brother who would participate in tune-up races in central park before the marathon. she would have loved the cafe as she loved coffee.

Orange Rose
stop and smell the roses.


find great works of art created through the centuries (inspired by us in past lives, perhaps?).

Heart Cupcake
enjoy a sweet cupcake.


debate who is the stronger sex and gold vs. silver.

Boys at the Museum
take a rest as museums can get tiring and overwhelming even if you've been there before.


discover flowers in all forms, especially since it is really cold outside.


share a kiss, so romantic.


look up to view the rooftops, but step a side to avoid getting knocked down.

Relaxing Socks
take a nap and practice our form for ski-jumping, although we love watching snowboard cross - fun!


enjoy the pretty colors and nice sentiments.

Skyline
take in the best skyline view from the central park reservoir. reflections on the water surrounding the ice remind me of christmas lights or lite-bright.

Nurture
extend a nice gesture for someone who has her hands full and can't seem to keep that lace tied. it was nice, but there's nothing like sleeping in your own bed. head home with little more than some happy memories, which are weightless.

xo, cindy

ps sorry so long, but this will probably be all for this week. hope you had a nice weekend and enjoy a good week. it's snowing here, again!

35 comments:

painted fish studio said...

what a perfect weekend with your love.

Tami B. said...

Looks like a lovely weekend :)
Have a great week...more snow here too! Stay cozy.

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

WHAT a wonderful trip....I think GOLD won over silver...heehee and LOVE the sock shot!
Have a wonderful week...hope it's as sweet as your vacation.
HUGS
CHar

Krissy said...

I have an overwhelming urge to go to NY.

cindy said...

do it, krissy! i've been to st. louis/kansas city so now it's your turn. i even went to the rodeo!

nadia said...

how wonderful, romantic and perfect!

Pascale said...

You are such a lucky duck!!
Have a wonderful week!

erin said...

so great. love the shot of the sneaks and helping hands. xo.

Pretty Neat Designs said...

It looks and sounds lovely. I love getting lost in museums.

Joyce said...

Cindy, your weekend sounds like a perfect way to spend with the man that holds the key to your heart. Have a golden week! xo

Line said...

wow what a great love w-e and your pictures look even better each time, I'm loving it!!!!

darling savage said...

nice photos! i love the statue, so pretty. and are those your argyle socks?? love them!

simplesong said...

great post + looks like such a perfect weekend! thanks for sharing!

Megan Walker said...

wow, Cindy, wow! what a fantastic get-away! I so enjoyed your play by play description along with your incredible photos! I loved every photo but I think your set of every type of flower ended up my fave :)

so happy you had such a wonderful time! xoxo

Bella Sinclair said...

Awwwwww, Cindy! This was Scott's Valentine's surprise? How incredibly thoughtful and sweeeeet!!! Very romantic and tender. Absolutely gorgeous photos, too. But the one that warmed me the most were your footsies in front of the TV. Awwwwwww.

My name is PJ. said...

Thank you for my fabulous virtual vacation! And thanks for the photos too! Loved them!

Julia said...

Oh my gosh, this was such an inspiration--you guys are so cute! It looks like the perfect weekend for two New Yorkers :)

cindy said...

scott will love all your comments, i do!

lotta said...

what a wonderful trip. love the poetic description and the photos. especially the stylish socks. thanks for sharing. hang in there, spring will come. it always does.

jane said...

oh it looks absolutely lovely! not long at all! happy week dearie.

L'Atelier said...

i really enjoyed your staycation- was a mini vacation for me - enjoy your week see you at the weekend...for my next dose of quaint!

Elizabeth said...

What a delightful post Cindy, looks like a nice time.
When I visited the Met, I was so cold that day, I don't even remember most of it! I need to go back again :)

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

Looks like an utterly delightful time. I think my favorite photo is that of the tying laces. So sweet. Sort of sums it all up nicely, too.

cindy said...

it was really cold, especially when we went to central park. scott was like 'i feel old' and 'this would be really nice if it was warmer'. sounds like a do-over! it was nice being kind of like my namesake for a few days, cinderella!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Cindy, Thanks for your kind words they mean a lot.

Nikon has been real bad so far in dealing with the problem. They still haven't sent it back yet. I called today and they said it is still in the shop! First they lost my receipt to show proof it was under warranty, now they have taken this long to work on it. They have had the camera since Feb. 1st. They told me to call back on Friday, and they would have a better idea as to when it will be shipped. All of the people I have talked to at Nikon, have been useless,and not very bright. I just hope it arrives in one piece now.I'm still baffled how they could have lost the receipt, when it was with the packing slip, inside an envelope, taped to the box!!
So, I'm still using my husbands point and shoot :(

hmstrjam said...

i love the met! Great photo of the knights! Love your olympic viewing position. Great this+this=that conclusion, extremes is right!

suzanne cabrera said...

OH CINDY!!!! What a great post. Such a great trip :) LOVE it.

I want to vacation with ya'll!

cindy said...

elizabeth, that sounds like a camera disaster. i don't think nikon has done anything to make you a customer for life.
jamie, i'm working on the assignment - we'll see.
come on up suzanne, we'll start a book club!

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN post!!!

Don said...

Hey...that was a fun trip. Thanks for taking me.

Elie's Papel said...

great trip! i love NY... so full of energy... have a nice weekend!

Rachel Follett said...

Sounds all so lovely! I want a weekend vacation!

Dawn said...

I LOOOVVVVE THE WAY YOU DISPLAY YOUR PHOTOS!

cindy said...

thank you dawn! i was wondering if our blog was starting to look like a mess with the different layouts!

Amber said...

Evidently you have more to on a staycation in NY than I do in Turlock. Let's see, I could drive around and view dairies, oh wait, the cow poo smell is gross. I could go to our very little local art museum, oh no, a transient burned it to the ground a few years ago. I could go window shopping, except that many stores have closed up shop.
I am happy for you to live somewhere with so much to see and do. Can I come live with you? Okay, just for a month?
Actually I decided that the term staycation was developed by the wealthy and the government so we who have always taken staycations because we couldn't afford real vacations would not kill the rich and overthrow the government.
This is too be taken lightly okay, although I do hate the term staycation.
I enjoy your blog very much.