NYC 2012 Birthday Trip – Part 2

On Saturday morning, I headed up to Jill’s and another friend, Bettie joined us for the day. Before we left for the day we got some pictures taken in Jill’s backyard on her Company bench.

Four Friends: Bettie, Lynn, Jill, Donna. © Donna D. Pool, 28 July 2012

There was a little restaurant we went to for lovely lunch at the Lexington Candy Shop & Luncheonette before we headed down to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There were so many amazing things to see. We did spend a fair bit of time there, but we were mindful of the time as well because Donna had to leave that evening to head home. I had hoped to be able to go back before I left to return to Canada, but it wasn’t meant to be this time. So, when I go back the next time, I will definitely be going again, and I’ll take my time going through. This is one of my favourite shots from the Museum (and one of very few remaining ones of there I have, aside from the ones Donna took and I grabbed for posterity:D).

Stained glass windows, American Wing Cafe, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, © J. Lynn Stapleton, 28 July 2012.

When we left the museum, it was pouring down rain pretty heavily, so we occasionally sought shelter in doorways, and by the time we were nearly back to Jill’s the rain had pretty much eased off. We ordered in pizza, played with the cat and watched more than a few Otalia vids (on iPad connected to the television), and then I got Bettie hooked on the Spanish series, “Hospital Central”. Before we knew it, it was time to take Donna back to Penn Station. We stood & chatted until it was time for her to go, then I headed to the bathroom before catching the subway, and then back to the hostel, a little frazzled but that would settle.