Monday, March 26, 2012

Where did our Winter go?

It really can't be the end of March yet, can it?

What a busy winter I have had with my genealogy and my card making, my work and home --and some wonderful trips thrown in too! I don't know where the time went by to. But the plants in my Minnesota garden are telling me it's SPRING almost!

Hubby and I have been busy with a few trips and the biggest one was flying out to see our newlywed daughter. First stop Pennsylvania to see our wonderful Jen and her husband Russ. What great hosts they were! We saw SO much more than is even shown here.



Heading for NY city with them both to see all the main sights and a A-1 musical (Wicked). We even rode the Metro!



Freedom Tower site. Very sobering and yet hopeful too.



Passing Lady Liberty on the ferry boat. VERY cool to see her and it was something from my bucket list! Yeh! She really is inspiring to see.



On to Ellis Island and the museum. This was also on my list of "someday" things to do that has come true! Growing up on the west coast, I certainly never thought I'd make it waaaaay over here to NYC! I loved the history of it all since I have 4 known sets come through this entryway to America. Hubby has a few also. It must have taken some kind of bravery to overcome their fear and nervousness in coming into a new land.



A little look at Times Square. So pretty! So many light bulbs! LOL



A long carriage ride around Central Park is the ONLY way to go! Loved this. Also ate at Magnolia Bakery and saw Penn Station, Rockefeller Center, Battery Park, Madison Square Garden, Dakota Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge, the Staten Island Ferry, and more!



Some time for fun too. (Its actually a sampler set and not as full sized as it looks) This is in a historic pub in a grist mill in Pennsylvania while we spent the day ancestor hunting for hubby's lines through Lancaster County cemeteries! Isn't it funny how life goes around in a circle? My husband's great great great grandfather left Pennsylvania for the midwest right after the Civil War and almost 150 years later, our daughter is by chance happily living and working there!

Hope all is well with you and more about my garden and crafting coming soon! So exciting!

(Leave a comment here and you could win a set of four handmade cards from me!) :D

18 comments:

Joan said...

What a wonderful time you must have had! Thanks for sharing Rock. Joan runkejamy@frontier.com

Holly said...

Looks like you had a really good time exploring the East Coast. Genealogy and card making ... sounds like a wonderful way to spend the winter!
Holly

Maria guzman said...

New York is so magical as you have discovered. Lady Liberty is also one of my favorite sites. Hoe wonderful that you could experience the east coast with family.

Tina Campbell said...

I'm lovin this weather! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip was able to see a bit of my state (PA). The east coast is fascinating with all it's early history, but I have been on the west coast and it's pretty too. Welcome here anytime Rock
Tina

Keely Davis said...

Always a treat to see other parts of the world even if it is through the eyes of another. But we do have decent weather here in Canada :) Eh! Lol

Keely Davis said...

Always a treat to see other parts of the world even if it is through the eyes of another. But we do have decent weather here in Canada :) Eh! Lol

afish said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip! Thank you for sharing your pics with us!

Bonnie said...

I can't believe it! When you were in Lancaster, you were almost in my back yard! I live about an hr. from there & I agree it's lovely country. It's such a nice, relaxing drive through there seeing the Amish and the horse & buggies driving down the roads. The food is delicious, to! So nice you got to experience Lancaster & New York with your daughter. One can never get enough of the Big Apple!

Bonnie said...

I can't believe it! When you were in Lancaster, you were almost in my back yard! I live about an hr. from there & I agree it's lovely country. It's such a nice, relaxing drive through there seeing the Amish and the horse & buggies driving down the roads. The food is delicious, to! So nice you got to experience Lancaster & New York with your daughter. One can never get enough of the Big Apple!

Renée said...

Looks like you had an amazing time:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. You lucked out with the weather this year!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time, the pictures say a thousand words :) I have to say I faithfully been following your blog and scrapper challenge and your FB site as well, you are not only organize and clutter free you are very organized in time management as well, you always seem to get allot accomplished and still have fun. I cant think of anyon e I would rather follow, you set a wonderful example.

Mamamoni aka:
Dawn (mamamoni4338@zoho.com)

Dorothy said...

Awesome ROck!!

Carol Crafter said...

Having grown up in Brooklyn and having seen all the highlights of NY man times while growing up,your blog brought back many memories. Living now in SD . Love your ideas and helps. .Just wish you could help make time!! Carol in SD

mainelygigi said...

Enjoyed reading about your trip - could tell you were having fun :)

Chandra said...

Love NYC! Haven't been in several years, but you can still fill the energy from your pics.

Debbi said...

I lived on Long Island and we never got to see much of "the city." We moved upstate and have toured a few times now. I'm glad you got the chance to see so much! I love NY! :-)

Rockester said...

And the winner is...

"afish said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip! Thank you for sharing your pics with us!"

Please send me your postal details to me at Rockester@charter.net
and I will get the cards out to you.
Rockester