June 29, 2012

New York City With Our Swedish Friends

I'm back from NY..... What fun!  I wrote on my last post HERE how my Mom and I went to NY to meet up with our Swedish exchange student Kristina and her family

Kristina is on the left along with her hubby and kids, they are just as fun as they look.  

Here's a picture with Mom

We ate at Del Frisco's Grill....YUM and then we all went to see the play "Jesus Christ Super Star"  It was a great show, but you know how it ends...They never got to the resurrection part!

Mom and I did the rickshaw tour of Central Park, I highly recommend it

Even though I have been to NY a few times I have never taken a tour, it was fun to find out where famous people live and the history of Central Park

Here's what I don't recommend, taking a rickshaw that is on the street and not a prearranged tour.  Mom and I took one 7 blocks and it cost $36....Yikkes, had we known we would have walked, humm.......Always ask before you hop on!

I have to tell you one funny thing that happened.  As you might have heard we had ourselves a tropical storm here in Florida. So when I picked my Mom up at Her apartment to go to the airport it was pouring rain and windy.  She put her suitcase in the car and two bags of garbage to take to her dumpster.........

....Yep, we drove right by the dumpster and when we got to airport parking, there was her garbage still in my car.  Lets just say we drove home last night with the air on high and the windows down!

OK, I have suitcases to unpack with lots of purchases from the garment district, wait until you see the pictures of these fabric and trim stores and the treasures I bought.....Next post...Stay tuned!

Happy Creating!


GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very FUN!! I would love to visit NY!! If I go, I'll try to remember your tips!
It's so cool that you have kept your friendship for all those years!
Happy Weekend.

Dina said...

Sounds so fun! :)
Even with the garbage still stinking in the car when you got back.
Could have been us doing that...

Honey at 2805 said...

What great fun!

pogonip said...

Stinky garbage...a new anti-theft device for airport parking. Patent pending?

Funny how it's the things that go wrong that make for a memorable vacay!

Gina said...

Oh no! And I thought the garbage thing could only happen to me. LOL

I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful time! Welcome back!

Kasia said...

Oh my my you guys have had ALOT of fun! The rikshaw price is just... wow!!! o.o But the rest is totally worth it! :)


Shabby chic Sandy said...

Looks like so much fun. Love all that blonde hair. My great grandparents moved here from Sweden when they were newly married. Have fun unpacking!

NanaDiana said...

Carol- I am so glad that you went to NYC and enjoyed it. I went to school there back in the 70's. Quite an adventure, isn't it?

It looks like a fun family visiting you there- xo Diana

Maki said...

Sounds wonderful, Carol! Can't wait to see what came home with you!!!
Just imagine it will take longer to un-pack than to pack!

Hugs, Maki

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Carol,

I'm glad you had a wonderful time. To bad about the garbage in the car. I know you scored in the garment district. They have the best of everything there! My dad was a buyer for men's clothes.


lynn said...

looks like a wonderful time...except for the garbage:)

Heart Vintage Design said...

Can't wait to see what treasures you found!

pipigirl said...

glad you had a great time, and a great drive home. what a memorable trip huh? glad you are back. missed you. cant wait to see goodies. susy

Sisters Treasures said...

What fun, Carol. I really want to go explore New York City. Can't wait to see your purchases and how cool to hook up with your exchange student's family.
I had to laugh at the garbage thing because I have done something similar and I can relate to needing to get fresh air into your car!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Glad you had a wonderful trip. Nice to know about the tours of Central Park. I ended up walking much of it and it is huge. The tour would have been much better.

Olivia said...

I love it that you have fun with your mom! The trash thing makes me giggle, i would have so done that! I can't wait to see more!

Debra Ganas said...

For a second there I thought you were going to say she put the suitcase in a garbage bag to keep it from getting wet. And threw it away. The real scenario is better although stinky-er.lol

SavannahGranny said...

Oh what fun. I have taken the rickshaw tour of Central Park. It was so much fun.
You and your friends must have had a wonderful time.
Have a fab Fourth, Ginger

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, So glad you had a great time in NYC. What great pics of dear friends. Gotta love a rickshaw ride~~~ for that price~~LOL
Way funny about the garbage!! You girls must have really been excited to get to the airport.

Glad you are home and have a wonderful week and great 4th of July!

Debbie said...

LOL!!! Sorry to laugh, but we have done something similar with the garbage thing so I'm laughing with you and not at you.

I have been absent for a week so I just read the reason for the NY visit. It's wonderful.

I have not been to NYC since I was a very little girl. I recently decided that it might be working its way up my list of places to see.

The "Imagine" picture looks amazing!