Replacing DIY with NYC

How in the world does one wrap up a whirlwind tour of New York City in just a few pictures? Well, I chose some highlights from the trip, and I chose highlights of those highlights. You with me? Here’s a list of favorites.

#1. Spending some quality time with my brother. We talked for hours and came pretty darn close to solving all of life’s problems. And we sure did laugh a lot!

Grand Central Terminal

#2. Central Park. At night. After the first snow of the year. It was AMAZING.

New York Central Park

Literary Lane New York New York Skyline

#3. September 11 Memorial. It’s so compelling, it makes you silent.

9/11 Memorial

The entire memorial is expected to be finished by March of 2013. We’ll be going back.

9/11 Memorial

#4. Lady Liberty. What a feeling to finally see her! Of course, the feeling of nausea took over as our ferry docked and rocked for several minutes before we could disembark. After I got on solid ground, my brother said, “I’ve never seen you move that fast in my life.”

Statue of Liberty Skyline

#5 The Empire State Building. Visions of King Kong? Nope. That’s just me. The scenery, however, was breathtaking.

Empire State Building New York City

#6. Rockefeller Center. The last time I was here, I was in my 20’s, and I just didn’t take the time to appreciate it. This time, we really took it in and explored. Totally worth it.

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

#7. The city. It’s no accident that many of my pictures are of the nightlife. I imagine going in the dead of winter had something to do with it, but it just came to life in the dark. I was not above standing in the middle of the street to get that perfect “city” shot.

New York City

Nor was I above taking a picture of myself in the mirrored elevator.


So it’s not a bookshelf made from leftover toothpicks or a chandelier from eggshells, but it’s what’s been keeping me busy. I still have to choose a winner for the Haven Conference ticket. I’ll let you know as soon as I do!

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