Aug 2, 2010

Last Weekend of Freedom

This was the last weekend before my girls come home. Bruce and I can certainly say that we made the most of it. We went to New York City! Here is our weekend - mostly in pictures.

We took the subway into the city. I love the NYC subway! Not only because it's less expensive and more reliable than the Metro. I love the subway art that gives it so much character.

We exited the subway and found ourselves in the middle of a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts. It was very nice.

We chilled out in the pedestrian sections of Times Square. They've painted the street and set up chairs and tables. Bruce relaxed and I wrote some postcards to the girls there.

We were in NYC to see American Idiot. If you like the music of Green Day and you have similar political views then it's a great show. Thankfully I can answer yes to both of those. It was energetic and well-staged and choreographed. The only problem was resisting the urge to sing along with the lyrics I know so well. That'll wait until we see the band in a little over a week.

As if spending the day in NYC wasn't enough, that evening we went to see the Mets with my sister, Brother-in-law, niece, nephew and my grandfather. It was a great game and my voice was suitably hoarse from screaming the next day. Oh, yeah - and the Mets won!

The best part of the game was laughing with my sister and her kids and watching Bruce and my grandfather really enjoying the game that they love so much.

Now I'm tired and I think I've had my share of fun. Despite the note I got the other day from DQ telling me that she's not ready for camp to end - I am more than ready to go get my girls. Is it time to go yet?


margene said...

At least you had a nice getaway before the girls come back! Looks like fun.

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Looks like you made the most of your last child-free weekend!

Carole Knits said...

You really made the most of your trip to NYC! Dale would have loved to see the Boy Scout celebration.

elspeth said...

I am so jealous! I'd love to see the Green Day show (either one!).

elspeth said...

I am so jealous! I'd love to see the Green Day show (either one!).