Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Vortex Detour

Just in case you were wondering ...this great shot from behind my daughter's ear lol is in the bathroom at the Waldorf Astoria. One of several hotels we occupied after our vehicle broke down on the way home to Florida from Connecticut.

Since it would take 4 days to repair, we rented a car and took in the Big Apple; Times Square, Kooza (cirque du soleil), (INCREDIBLE) The Museum of Natural History...(did you know there are now chairs in Times Square?)

We saw a movie being filmed and jumped out of the car to walk on the street set of "Morning Glory" where we saw Harrison Ford, and Rachel McAdams. Since this was an impromptu adventure I only had my cell phone and my Harrison Ford pic is blurry but we were a few feet away from the stars.
We enjoyed eats at Maxie's and trying places like Victor's Cafe which I enjoyed and look forward to going back to on a future visit. Shopping and eating in the sunday street fair is something we usually try to take advantage of, especially since there weren't any good deals at Macy's this trip, and the kids hadn't experienced it yet, and they found great bargains. Then to Chinatown, topped with our last lunch stop in Little Italy(above).
Ironicly my husband was thinking of making a stop somewhere on the way down as a tribute to my Dad who liked to travel, as a treat for my birthday, and to celebrate Father's Day. He had no idea we would end up in NYC on such a grand affair. We did some of the things my father enjoyed and had treated me to as a child, so I was able to pass that on and share memories.

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Dirt. said...

wow robin, i'm so glad you got to enjoy an impromtu vacation along your journey! everything happens for a reason, love... i happen to believe you needed this little visit to new york much more than you realized! thanks for sharing your adventure!

Karen Terry, Artist/Designer said...

Your blog gave me chills! What a beautiful ending to a sad event...memories!

Manon Doyle said...

What a terrific adventure your trip ended up being! Your dad would have loved it!
The pic of you and your daughter is terrific!

Stacie Brown said...

What a great story. Thanks so much for sharing. Spontaneous adventures are sometimes the best!

Love the beautiful picture of you and your daughter.

Tins and Treasures said...

This looks like a fabulous stop...and you made wonderful memories with your daughter, too! Happy July ~Natalie

Joanie Hoffman said...

Good for you, making the most of a car breakdown!
Cute photo of you & your daughter,
it's one of those wonderful pictures that just makes me smile!
Happy days,