Caught in the NYC snowstorm of the century........It happened so fast! We drove up to Manhattan to spend Christmas with my son. We had a fabulous time! Met his future bride's parents and siblings, had an amazing Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve dinner, a delicious home cooked Christmas Day meal and get together, and shopped at Union Square, Chelsea Market and other fun places in the city. I had been well aware of the weather and was keeping an eye on it. The forecast was calling for foul weather but nothing to be worried about ........ and then it changed! At Christmas Day dinner someone casually mentioned that New York was supposed to get a foot of snow. Say what? When did the forecast change? What's this about a Nor' Easter blowing in? Back at the apartment I immediately turned on the news and sure enough things weren't looking good AT ALL! The next day we had plans for more shopping (antiquing at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market annex for me), brunch and dinner out, opening our family Christmas gifts and other fun things planned. I went to bed worried and after tuning into the weather situation early the next morning the decision was made to get the heck out. And as my son said later that day, "we dodged a bullet for sure". We got no more than 30 minutes out of the city when the snow started and the wind began gusting, swirling the snow over the roads. Usually we never drive to New York city that we don't lose an hour's time because of traffic jams. There is always stopped traffic along I95 for no apparent reason, but this time on the trip home we drove straight through with no stops........pretty amazing. Considering the holiday traffic, people must have heeded the warnings to stay off the roadways. Although it continued to snow the entire trip and I continued to bite my nails, the roads stayed clear, amazingly, to just inside the Virginia border. We made record time and with Bobby G's expert driving skills we arrived home safely. I said a prayer as we rode up the Lane (covered in 5" of snow) and blew a kiss to the sky. Looking back on it now, I realize we were surely being watched over. The time spent with new family, my youngest, fun times in the greatest city in the world and yes.....even the scary ride home, will be remembered as no other. Oh....and is there PINK to this story? You bet there is! Guess what one of my Christmas gifts was? A PINK steering wheel of all things........for the Wii game I also got from my children. I love how my family knows all about Beverly's Pink Saturday! It all goes along with my 2011 resolution.....exercise, exercise and exercise. Ha! We'll see! Happy New Year All and a very Happy Pink Saturday. I didn't get very many photos on this trip but I leave you with a few memorable ones. :)
Hauling Christmas gifts up to the apartment :) This was just a few of them!
Room with a View ~~ View outside son's apartment window
Same view......only a little to the left. Lady Liberty herself! Isn't that an amazing view?
New York city street scene and store front. Bobby G. just happened to be standing there. Love this shot!
This was the same view of the Statue of Liberty just an hour before we decided to hit the road. The sky was looking pretty ominous. Gives new meaning to the words.......... " oh the weather outside was frightful".
On the way home..........
It's good to be home.............My Pink Steering Wheel :)
Resolution #1 ...... I already said it>>>>>>> EXERCISE more....ugh!
Resolution #2 ...... Makeover >>>>>>> ME, Website and blog
Resolution #3....... List all "new" vintage cool curiosities in the shop
Resolution #4....... Visit YOU more often and new blogs :)
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Have you visited the Avalon Rose Market Place yet? It's a must see. The Vintage Nest has a featured product there this week. The sweetest vintage ephemera paper pack you'll ever see!
Find what you want............Get what you want