Mom’s trip (aka Fourth Visitor)
Mom came up for her first visit to see us. We decided to try something a little different since she’s come up a few times already this year. So, instead of doing the typical touristy thing like going to Times Square or Central Park, we saw partsof the city that are usually reserved for people new to New York (still excited enough to want to discover the city but experienced enough to know to avoid the major tourist stops.) *update* On Friday, Mom and I met a couple of Mom’s good friends, Marianne and Mike, at a small Mexican restaurant in the east village. The food was delicious, and it was great to finally meet Marianne who I’ve been meaning to meet for a while now. On Saturday, we went to the Forbes Museum and then to Buster’s Garage for the UGA/Tennessee game (which Georgia won with authority I might add.) On Sunday, we took the A to Fort Bryon Park and the Cloisters ( see this map)
Fort Tyron Park is beautiful and felt totally disconnected from the rest of Manhattan. Ashley loved breathing in the fresh fall air and really didn’t want to leave. The park overlooks the Hudson River and has beautiful trees and small gardens. It’s Central Park without the people. Ashley and I will have to go again when the leaves start changing colors (very soon.)
Here’s a picture we took at the Cloister’s. I turned on black and white because it was overcast, and I thought it would have a cool effect on the picture, give it some depth. Now I think it would have been better in color, but that’s alright. I still like this picture.