Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vacation Journal - New York: July 24

saturday morning we decided to spend most of the day enjoying all the things central park has to offer and we were so excited that loretta was able to join us.


loretta lives half a block from the vera wang bridal store and lucy adored their fancy windows ever time we walked by them...


on our way to the park we stopped in at this delicious little italian place, via quadronno for some coffee and snacks to take to the park.  i got an iced latte, but apparently they are known for the amazing designs on their lattes (or "latte art" as martha stewart calls it).  next time i'll ask for a monkey face on mine...




and then on to central park in all its weekend glory...



this guy was creating the most amazing bubbles.  i could have sat and watched all morning...





the live music in central park is amazing to me.  the level of talent just standing around playing in the park for everyone's enjoyment is unreal.  if i lived in new york and was going to have a big swanky party, i would absolutely hire these guys from new orleans...


and lucy loved dropping dollars into their instrument cases...



and anything that was recognizable from the movie enchanted was a cause for squeals...
(lucy gets that from my dad...  right, girlfriend?)



lucy finally got her wish to ride in one of these bike-cart things (anyone have a name for these?).  she was fascinated with our driver from moscow whose name she wanted to know (it was anton) and when he said he was going to california after the summer she was desperate for me to tell him that she has been to california.  she talked about him for several days to follow...  she is a funny little girl.
anton was not the best photographer...



loretta treated lucy to the most charming marionette play in this old swedish cottage in the park.
it was called "three" and was a mash-up of all the fairy tales that contain the number 3.  
the 3 little pigs, goldilocks and the 3 bears, the 3 billy goats gruff and the 3 blind mice.
it was adorable and lucy absolutely adored it.
thank you, loretta!




we saw these mister softee trucks everywhere we went.  apparently, someone found a bunch of them sitting in an old warehouse somewhere and decided to bring them back onto the streets.  



after a wonderful morning in the park, we had lunch with loretta and then headed toward penn station to make our way to long island to finally see eva (lucy had been asking since the moment we stepped off the plane to see her sweet little friend).  



after the madness of getting to penn station, getting our tickets and getting herded with the crowd onto our train, we were finally on our way to long island, the beach and eva.



but that afternoon will have to be for another post...

3 comments:

Taylor K said...

What a lovely day! I'm so enjoying your vacation journal. The bike thing is called a Pedi-Cab.

Mary Weisse said...

Were you singing "That's How You Know" when you were dancing by the fountain. If not you should have been.

emily said...

I thought they were called rickshaws? And do you remember when we rode on one of those bike ones downtown one time in high school? I think we were down there for a play in the basement of the Basilica. Hmm.