Sunday, March 15, 2009

Country Girls in the Big City

It seems like forever since I've posted. Clarissa's class trip was last week and we were in New York enjoying time in a city we've never visited. Four days of non-stop sightseeing was our agenda. The tour bus took us into the city each morning between 7:30-8:00 A.M. and we spent the day either walking or taking the subway. On the first day there, we logged in over ten miles of walking.
Our Tennessee accents were noticed often (imagine that!) and we even had fun letting others guess where we are from. We saw so many things but I'll only share a few. One place that was particularly touching was St. Paul's Chapel, near Ground Zero, which has many displays in memory of those lost during 911. If you ever get the chance to visit, it's worth the stop. The time spent there made the tragedy much more real. I looked at the "altered" boot and the thought of all the altered lives really hit. I went away changed by the exhibit.
We went on a tour of the United Nations and this is one piece of art that caught my eye. It made me want to rush home and carve something. All of the thirty articles of Human Rights can be found here.
"Ballet on a Box" was another attention grabber. She worked in the subway and only moved when money was dropped in the box. Clarissa decided it was a pretty creative way to pay the rent.
I think we both agreed that our best meal was at Wo-Hop in Chinatown. The food was excellent. We did a little bit of shopping and then hung out in a coffee bar to rest our weary feet.
On the last day there, we braved the very cold wind and took a stroll on the Brooklyn Bridge. Some nice memories were made last week but it sure is good to be home. We want to go back but we'll leave the bus at home next time! I hope to be back to my art soon. Later...


Pam S said...

Looks like you had a great time. Love the altered boot.

Subriagirl said...

Wow what a trip for you all! That's one place I've not been. So happy you had a great time!

Michelle Murphy said...

NY is one of Stephenie's dream vacations..would love to get the money together to make her dream come true..sounds like ther were amny memories made and they will be cherished for years