Thursday, October 10, 2013
October Visit to NYC - Some Ruby and Red Time!
My trip was made, heck, my whole year was made when I first got there. The battery on my cell phone had died and the phone would not even start up after we landed at LGA. So, I got a cab over the LIC, headed up to the Js, and parked myself outside the apartment, plugging my phone into an outlet in the hall. I wanted to send a text to Joy to let her know I had arrived. I didn't want to knock or ring the door bell for fear of waking a possibly napping baby or toddler. So I waited outside the door. Very soon I heard some noise from the other side of the door and the door swung open. There was Ruby and Red in the tandem stroller and Mama ready to wheel them out for an afternoon at the playground. They were surprised to see me! And Ruby said, "G-Pa! Hi G-Pa!" Right then and there she stole my heart!
Thursday night I went into Manhattan to see the new musical "An Evening with Janis Joplin", still in reviews when I was there. I LOVED IT! I had seen Janis live four times back in the sixties. I loved the musical numbers and the staging and lighting!
High Line Park and walked the length of it. Then we headed down to the WTC. We were going to attempt to go to the memorial, but the line for tickets stretched all the way to Terre Haute! We then walked over to the South Street Seaport and then up to Greenwich Village where we had lunch.
'wichcraft. It was overcast and a fine mist every so often, but we made the most of it. And Ruby got to ride the merry-go-round!