Sunday, June 19, 2011

a weekend to smile about

Saturday, I headed into the city, not expecting to spend the whole day -- but I did.
It is very freeing to take public transportation!  I just wish it were a bit less time-consuming to get into the city - but such are the vicissitudes of living in the 'burbs.  Marty's cousin Rahla lives near Union Square, and the famous Union Square Greenmarket was in full force on Saturday.  I kept wishing I could fill a sack, then head back to NJ immediately before everything spoiled.  Instead, I wandered around, taking in the sights and fragrances of the farm stands before I headed over to Rahla's for lunch, wildflowers in hand.

Saturday was Coney Island's annual Mermaid Parade -- a celebration of the beginning of summer. It was only after I had seen many people walking around in what appeared to be princess costumes, that I discovered why.  My camera didn't work fast enough to get many pictures, but here are a couple i was able to snap later in the day, after it was over.

After lunch with the relatives, I hopped on the subway to Brooklyn and four stops later I was at Jessica's.  This was the sight outside of her building. Mermaids galore, who had just gotten off the train.
I'm not sure what this man was about, but I assume this scarf was his version of a costume. Ok, fine.

I went to dinner with Jessica, Tommy, and Emma and we ate outdoors at one of their favorite neighborhood restaurants, Flatbush Farm.  The weather was perfect for it.  Emma was looking for something-- maybe waiting for Cheerios to fall from the sky.

Today, Sunday, was another beautiful day.  Perfect weather to be outdoors. I spent it with Ross, Nancy, Nancy's parents from Rhode Island, and our grandkids.  Here I am with my granddaughter, Kayla, who is 12 and getting more beautiful every day. A happy end to a lovely weekend.  Hope yours was good, too.


Sue Dennis said...

Yes, we had a lovely weekend too, with 2 of our 3 grandchildren & daughter staying. We cooked lots of things with the huge pumpkin Sally brought with her.

Gerrie said...

Nice time with family. You are lucky to have so many family members close enough to see on a regular basis.

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

Thanks for the lovely tour of NY, your weekend, your family, I so enjoyed being able to tag along.

Eva said...

The expression of your face makes me happy too!
Love the yarn stand with the skeins -- is that wool? Wonderful colors, could be natural dyes, I guess.

Judy said...

Oh, it's so good to see your smiling face!!!


Diane Wright said...

That in a nutshell is exactly why we love NYC. You just never know what little amazing bit of serendipity is going to strike. And grandkids to top it off!? Doesn't get better than THAT.

Margaret Cooter said...

Mermaids and their water-dogs - how wonderful!

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