Hi Everyone! I am determined not to miss another week of joining up with Bleubeard and Elizabeth and friends who post every Tuesday to discuss whatever they would like.
Today, you will have to use your imagination because although I took photos yesterday with my phone (including the water I drank with lunch), the mail server I use is having technical difficulty and I am unable to download the photos. I will keep trying and come back and add them when I am successful.
Yesterday's trip to NYC to move our daughter back to Grad School went....beautifully! There was very little traffic on the way down, we got off the correct (closest) exit and decided to stop in front of the building this time to unload before finding a parking spot. I was giddy with excitement when I found a large enough spot to slide the minivan into just half a block from the dorm! I was lightheaded when I managed to parallel park on the first try and even happier when after reading every sign on the block three times, DH and I agreed that the car would be safe (i.e. no ticket) where we left it. The boyfriend had already arrived so while DD went up to complete check-in, the three of us took two rolling bins and were loaded up by the time she returned to the car to help wheel them up the block. After unpacking a few things we set out food shopping and left the rest for later.
We walked to Little Italy and our favorite little Italian restaurant which did not disappoint. I had a delicious plate of Rigatoni (macaroni) with sun dried tomatoes and broccoli in an olive oil and garlic sauce and several glasses of ice water. It was really hot out yesterday!
On the way back to the dorm we visited the reflecting pool memorials area at the World
Trade Center site which was finally open to the public for free. They previously required tickets with a "suggested" donation which I personally took offense to. I can almost understand charging to enter the museum, I stress almost, but visiting this outside site and having to pay just did not sit right with me. We located the name on the South Tower memorial of a childhood friend of my DH and then set out for the dorm again.
Since DD had the boyfriend to help her unpack and set up, Dennis & I decided to leave. We took a short walk down to Pier 17 aka South Street Seaport just to admire the view on this really clear day. Again, I took photos that I hope to put up later.
Thanks for reading through to the end. I realize this isn't the most interesting T Tuesday post, but you have no idea how delighted we were that the day went so uneventfully!