Thursday, February 10, 2022

Meeting people travelling -- something I love

Having fun in New York
Steven van Schaik © 2019

Before I went to New York the first time people warned me that 
New Yorkers were cold. What?  But from the first time I visited
the city, I found that the complete opposite was true.  The warmth
of New Yorkers, is a delightful thought in the Month of Love. 

Going to a restaurant beside the hotel we were staying in on our very
first trip, we got into a conversation with the couple at the next 
table.  They were treating their daughter to a night out in New York
because she was home from university for Mother's Day weekend.
We talked together off and on throughout the meal. Then the 
couple invited Steven and me to a Mother's Day party the next day!
But we were flying home, and couldn't make it.

The photo tonight is from our last visit to New York City when
I was in a show, in December 2019.  This was the holiday season
right before the pandemic broke in March, 2020.  I am so glad we
were there.  It was magnificent -- the lights, the joyous people -- festivity
and fun every minute of every day.  We met the women in the photo 
because we were all staring at the gorgeous light display on Saks
Fifth Avenue.  

It was cold, and just before dinner time, and we started talking.
They were visiting New York too, and just as excited as we were.
We had such a sweet conversation.  And that's been our experience
every time we go to NYC.  I can't wait until the virus has subsided, and
we get our 4th, or 5th vaccine, and then -- New York here I come!

Have a loving your memories day.


Jennifer Rose said...

way too busy of a city for me to visit, im more of a small town gal lol 😀

Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

I have never been to NY. Hoping I make it one day! You have had such Wonderful times and beautiful memories .

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Jennifer Rose,

I would have thought that before I went. But New York has one of the most beautiful parks
in the world, astounding art galleries (7,000 art galleries), sweet, accepting, kind people.
And it is one of the most vibrant places I’ve ever been. I love small towns too.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

When we visit we stay near the MoMA and Central Park. We have walked all over that area. Gorgeous and exciting.

And the Met is an amazing museum! When the pandemic is gone, it will be wonderful to visit again!


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