I just downloaded some photos from our recent trip to NYC, where my friends at Feiwel & Friends gratiously put us up in a fancy hotel for the night. I attended a New York Public Library function with Liz Szabla at the Schomburg Center on Malcolm X Blvd to celebrate their 2008 list of “100 Books for Reading and Sharing.” (Ironically, though I’d love to share that list with you, it’s not available on the net!) As an added bonus, we heard the remarkable Uri Shulevitz speak — while Lisa, Gavin, and Maggie took huge bites of the Big Apple. Always a treat to be back on familiar concrete, after moving to more pastoral environs in 1990.
As a busy high schooler, Nick couldn’t miss two days of school to make the trip. We ached for him terribly and cried ourselves to sleep each night (that’s our story and we’re sticking to it!).
. . . home of Feiwel & Friends. That’s Jean Feiwel and Liz Szabla, hard at work.
Then we walked Fifth Avenue to see the Christmas windows . . .
. . . and go skating at Rockefeller Center. (Gavin recently acquired an orange Under Armour baseball cap. We cannot get it off his head.)
We visited the tippy-top of the Empire State Building . . . ate dinner in Greenwich Village . . . and called it a night.
Next morning we split up. I went uptown with Liz, while Lisa and the kids ran around New York.
They walked the Brooklyn Bridge . . .
. . . enjoyed dim sum in Chinatown. Then it was time to head back home.
All in all, I think we had a good time. Regrettably, Daisy could not make the trip . . .
. . . as she is currently rehearsing for her role in the Nutcracker.