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.
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.
stop and smell the roses.
find great works of art created through the centuries (inspired by us in past lives, perhaps?).
enjoy a sweet cupcake.
debate who is the stronger sex and gold vs. silver.
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.
take a nap and practice our form for ski-jumping, although we love watching snowboard cross - fun!
enjoy the pretty colors and nice sentiments.
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.
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.
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!