Wednesday, December 14, 2011

NEW YORK CITY one year later with camera!

One year ago Kevin and I were in New York City but I forgot my camera!  Remember my little movie substitute?  Well, we had reason to go back again this past weekend.  A friend of ours (along with Al Gore) was being honored for his involvement with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and we wouldn't have missed it for... well... anything.  What a fantastic group of people.  Makes me feel like I should be doing more important things with my life.  Sincerely.

Anyway, back to New York!  We found a great apartment (via located in the theater district so we, naturally, wanted to check out the plays.  We saw two:  "Channeling Kevin Spacey" which was just so so, and "The Blue Man Group" which was fantastic! See it!  It's coming to Minnesota and book it...a.s.a.p.  Such fun!  Such creativity!
Times Square/Theater District.
(Click on photos to enlarge them.)

We had a number of good meals out including dinner at "Olives," Todd English's premier restaurant.  The food was delicious!   Escargot flatbread, scallops, sea bass, cookie plate... all wonderful.

Hungry yet? 
We got the "cookie plate" to go.  It was far too much for just the two of us!  Most of it returned to St. Paul with us!

One of our favorite things to do in New York is visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Last year we spent an entire day in the museum and never looked at paintings.  This visit that is what we did.

The museum itself is spectacular.

We also had time to visit High Line Park, former rail tracks sitting about one story above ground, recently converted from its prior function into a delightful park.

Finally, the holiday wouldn't be complete without seeing the huge Christmas tree and the skaters at Rockefeller Center.  (Click on the "play" button.)


Thursday, December 8, 2011


This one is for all of my gardening friends.  Enjoy...

Life of flowers from VOROBYOFF PRODUCTION on Vimeo.