Sunday, November 27, 2016

A Celebration!

Hello, Dear Ones! I hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving! I wanted to share with you a little fun trip Mr. Precious and I just had! We both have birthdays in November and decided to take a little trip to New York City (The City) to celebrate!
 Here we are at the Times Square Hilton where we stayed. We took the train to The City - a little over two hours and what a beautiful ride it is. The rail follows the Hudson River and you pass West Point Military Institute, we love it. So I hope you'll go along with me.
 The afternoon we arrived, Mr. Precious had set it up for us to see the production of Holiday Inn. It was wonderful but not exactly like the olden movie with Bing Crosby. Any way, I loved it.
 Have you hear of Studio 54? During the 70s it had a reputation as a far out night club, not a good one, but there were lots of great shows filmed there: What's My Line?, The $64,000 Question, Video Village, Password, To Tell the Truth, Beat the Clock, The Jack Benny Show, I've Got a Secret, Ted Mack and the Original Amateur Hour and my favorite, Captain Kangaroo. Also the soap opera Love of Life. I took a few snaps inside before we went inside to see the show.

We were on the 37th floor and had a nice view.
You know The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade happens in The City and it was just a couple of blocks from our hotel. But the crowds of folks were amazing - they said over 3 and a half million! I still can't walk a long ways yet since I broke my knee so Mr. Precious went for a run on purpose to see some of the parade. I stayed in my room and this is what I saw! Down below was were they were taking the huge balloons and deflating them! Above Charlie Brown was getting the wind knocked out of him. :)
Continuing to deflate the balloons and then they were put inside the big moving trucks. Anybody can 'watch' the parade but who gets to see the balloons deflated? Me! :)
On Thanksgiving Day, Mr. Precious had made reservations for our lunch at Aureole's. Very lovely. We had our choice and opted out of eating turkey and had a New York Strip instead! Oh, my Lord! It literally melted in my tiny mouth! But I had to have some pumpkin pie for dessert! Now cooking, no dishes, no leftovers.
Next door to our hotel is Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. We have seen the wonderful Madame Tussauds in London and thought we would try this one. Um...just before I get started, there's no comparison in the NYC museum and the one in London...just saying! :)
Now my little 3 year old grandson is obsessed with Ghostbusters! He has not seen the movie, nor should he, he's too young and it's too scary. But at his Halloween school parade they played the song "Ghostbusters". He loved the song and has seen the music video and all he talks about is Ghostbusters and the Staypuff Marshmellow Man! So I snapped these for him.
A few snaps of the wax works! Looks like The Rock is thinking - take your paws off me!
Then we had to go over to Macy's! At night the front of the store has a beautiful light show on it. The windows were amazing but there were so many folks looking that they were in the way of me taking snaps.
Then to Rockefeller Plaza to see the ice skating rink and the Christmas tree although it wasn't lit up yet! We only spent a couple of nights but what a nice time we had. Then...
We hopped back on the train at Penn Station and headed on up to go home. We love to get a little private room and then we have our dinner in the dining car. We just love riding the train.
I also wanted to share with you that I've been stitching again. I bought a cross stitch kit at the Daughter's of the American Revolution Headquarters in Washington DC about a month ago and now I can't stop! You know me. This was a little kit with all of the floss and a needle using 18 count Aida cloth. You know how I love my Roosters!
Pretty cute,  huh?
Then after I finished the Rooster, I couldn't stop! I bought a book of patterns for Seasonal Cottages and stitched up the Fall one. This took quite a while to do but I am loving it.
I changed it up a bit. The pumpkins were Jack 'o Lanterns and I just made them pumpkins.
I'll only be able to display this one for a few more days. I'm working on the Christmas house and will show it to you when I'm through!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It's the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you be of good cheer
It's the most wonderful time of the year
It's the hap-happiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends come to call
It's the hap-happiest season of all
There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago
It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When love ones are near
It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago
It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When love ones are near
It's the most wonderful time
Yes the most wonderful time
Oh the most wonderful time
Of the year
~ sung by Andy Williams