Monday, January 23, 2017

A Day in the Big Apple

Taking advantage of nice weather and no sports, the kids had been asking to go to the city for the day. It was also the scheduled Women's March and I was hesitant to go up there. Didn't know what it would be like but I thought we could keep our distance if needed. I'm not saying I was for or against the march, but I didn't want to put myself in the middle of it with kids in case something didn't go right. We saw evidence of the women marching as soon as we boarded our train. Women were happy, pleasant and excited. I immediately got the feeling that this would be a positive experience.
And it was.

We enjoyed Central Park so much. Chase loved climbing up the big rocks. The older boys enjoyed belgian waffles topped with goodies. We went to the Central Park Zoo for the first time. The seals were our overwhelming favorite. One slept the whole time and the other NEVER stopped swimming around, jumping over rocks and entertaining us. We said it was the Garrett and Chase version of seals! So much fun.

We had a great lunch at a diner next to Carnegie Hall. See that Carnegie Hall sign with me and Chase??? Soon a poster that I designed for my band will be in there!!!!!! It's still unbelievable that I will be performing on that stage soon. 

We walked closer to the Women's March and it was very positive and peaceful. I really was surprised and very happy that we saw it. My kids saw history. Whether or not you agree with the march, it was history and of course the high schoolers are hoping for extra credit from their history teacher!

Overall, it was a great day and I'm so glad we went.
And of course I did some knitting on the train ride. I knit a second sock for Chase. Loving the worsted weight socks! So fast. More on that another day....


  1. So glad you enjoyed your day in the city.

  2. I think these marches are going to make a big mark on out history. I'm happy that you and your children were able to experience it. -Sierra

  3. Sounds/looks like a wonderful day to experience some fun and history!

  4. ooooh it does look like a super fun day. we went to the central park zoo once and it was about 110 degrees - and of course i struggled. i have wanted to go back ever since. chuck is not a big fan of zoos!!

    chase is looking awfully grown up, please tell him that purple debbie said to stop it!!

    i was surprise to hear you went on the day of the march/protest, i'm glad you were able to enjoy your day and see and do the things you wanted to!!! they are such a cute couple!!!