We got super lucky recently with an invitation to stay at a friend's place in the Bronx and cat-sit for her during her holiday vacation. It coincided with a weekend that we were already coming down for a holiday party with Ron (thanks Ron!), plus Christmas weekend when we didn't have solid plans yet. So I get 2 weekends in the big city and John gets that, plus the weekdays in between. Score!
Our first night downtown - 'tis the season to brave the crowds and see the amazing lights and skating rink at Rockefeller Center:
And giant Christmas tree!
The Music Hall nearby:
The Bronx cats are Leo the kitten (a.k.a. "Monster") and Lulu the cat (a.k.a. "Sweetheart but pretty boring compared to the little rug rat").
I tried a photo shoot with Leo, but it was really difficult to capture him in one place, even at a higher shutter speed... he's just so curious! And funny!
This worked for a few seconds:
Lulu was much easier:
Leo even came after the camera itself:
Play toys helped - it only took about 10 shots to get this:
OK, back to the city - Rockefeller Center rink in the daylight:
St Patrick's Cathedral:
Could the Cash Cab be going past us right now?? We should keep an eye out...
Buildings are wrapped and ready for the holidays:
We spent the afternoon wandering around the Museum of Modern Art - fabulous!
Who doesn't like puppies?
A Christo piece - much smaller than others we have heard about:
Claes Oldenburg - the first sculpture of his I've seen that seems to have melted:
I looked at this and thought "huh, looks like moules-frites from France" (mussels and french fries) - and sure enough, that's what these are:
After a week of work, I'm back in the Bronx and ready for more sightseeing and walking and running around town.
Merry Christmas, y'all!