So, today I deleted my Facebook account. I didn't realize how much time is taken up with that thing. I mean I am SUCKED IN! I couldn't spend any time away from it! It reminded me of when I used to smoke. I would check Facebook, I'm thinking maybe once or twice an hour?? That's really bad! It was consuming me! I was getting fed up with my friends and acquaintances posting animal awareness stuff with abused animals etc. I mean REALLY?? Then I'd have to "hide" that post so I wouldn't have to look at it. Then Jenn's ex is "friends" with most of my family members! Another REALLY?? So, I've decided to concentrate more on blogging, Twitter and Instagram.
Paul and I took a little vacation to NYC. We had a lot of fun! Talk about different! We're so used to our little bland Ohio lives LOL. We did most of the touristy things; Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, 911 Memorial, Central Park and my highlight was seeing Wicked (again) at the Gershwin Theater! Here's a few pics...
|Inside the courtyard there is where John Lennon was killed. Manhattan near Central Park.|
|NY Cheesesteak sandwich - which sucked!|
|Cheesecake from Jr's was FABULOUS!!|
|I did have one delicious meal and it was bacon wrapped shrimp with homemade potato salad. Don't even remember where we were but it was AMAZING!|
|Very beautiful and emotional visit to one of the waterfall memorials where one of the twin towers resided.|
|The new Tower is simply exquisite! On a sunny day it gleams!|
|And there she is!!|
|Seeing the Statue of Liberty was also emotional for me. Not sure why but standing next to this American icon after only ever seeing it in movies or pictures, just really made me proud to be an American and got me a bit choked up.|
|The Empire State Building|
|Taken from the top of Empire State Building. Notice the gorgeous tower (tallest one) in the background?|
Paul helped me find a knitting shop. I really like to buy hand dyed yarn from out of town places.
|I plan on making Christmas gifts with NYC yarn!|
I LOVE the Blacklist, and apparently so does NY!
One of my favorite places is Times Square. We were lucky we had a hotel just about a block away. Decided to check out Good Morning America one morning...
On our last day we went to Central Park. It was nice but I think the reason is, WE MISSED GREENERY!! I really missed the grass and trees here in Ohio. To be honest, Paul and I both felt that if a New Yorker were to come to Ohio and spend an afternoon in the Metro Parks...they'd be blown away by the beauty!
I did take lots of pictures of buildings..I love intricate architecture, but I won't bore you anymore. As always....