Friday, November 12, 2021

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? There's No Place Like Home....

 Hi, all!

It's Friday again, and we all know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!!!  I've had a non-sewing week, but I've still got plenty to share, and I hope you do too - so let's get started!


As you may remember from last week's posts, my husband and I took our oldest granddaughter Lilli to New York City for a few days this week in early celebration of her 14th birthday!  We've been planning this for months, and Lilli had quite an agenda sketched out for us - and I have some pictures to share from our excursions....

We arrived in NYC on Sunday and after wandering around a bit to show Lilli Times Square, we got tickets to Phantom of the Opera to start our week off right.  Phantom was only the first show we saw, though - we also saw Hadestown and Wicked later on in the week!

Monday we hopped on the ferry bright and early and went to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  It was the first time Bill and I had seen the statue up close and personal and it was amazing!  I'm especially proud of this photo...

Monday afternoon we also went to the 9/11 Museum.  If you are ever in NYC, this is a must-see.  While we took many pictures inside (this trip was a bit of a home-school assignment for Lilli as well as a fun trip), this is one of my favorites....

And even though we were totally exhausted from all the day's walking, we had to walk over to Rockefeller Center, where they were already starting to put up Christmas decorations....

...and visit Magnolia Bakery for some of their absolutely fabulous banana pudding!!!  Pardon the picture - Lilli is at the age where she really doesn't like to have her picture taken, but she was very willing to share her banana pudding vicariously with you!

Tuesday we went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (after an unintended extended ramble through The Ramble, part of Central Park - my husband made us turn a little bit too early for the direct route from the subway across the park to the Met!)  And of course, I found lots of quilt inspiration!  Isn't this amazing?

Wednesday was our day for the American Museum of Natural History!  So many amazing things to see there, but this was my favorite...

We were so excited to see the giant sperm whale, but when we got to the place where he was displayed, we found it blocked off.  We could see the whale from the landing where we stood, but couldn't go into the hall itself.  And look - the whale has a bandaid on his fin!

It turns out they were holding a COVID vaccine clinic in the room, and the whale was "participating" in the drive!  This just made my heart sing, and took the sting out of not being able to enter and wander around the exhibit.  

We had so much fun!  I think this was our best trip ever!  But as they say, there's no place like home, and it's good to be back!

So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?


And now it's your turn!

What's got you whooping it up this week?

What's making you do a little happy dance?

Share! We want to dance right along with you,

And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!




  1. Your trip looks absolutely fantastic. NYC is definitely on my bucket list.

  2. How great you were able to take Lilli to NYC! She'll treasure the memories the rest of her life. Happy stitching at home again!

  3. Fabulous! Sounds like you hit all the high spots. Maybe you should become a travel guide ...

  4. Looks like a fabulous yet very busy trip.

  5. It sounds like you had a fabulous trip, Sarah! I really enjoy traveling around vicariously through blogging friends :)

  6. Looks like a success of a trip! I like the new quilt inspirational art!

  7. Sounds like a great trip. The band-aid on the whale is awesome.

  8. It sounds like you all had an amazing time! My 18-year-old son is STILL in the phase of ducking and hiding when the cameras come out, so I can definitely relate to that. Your Statue of Liberty quilt is perfectly composed and I can see it as a quilt, with a pieced background of some kind and the statue as appliqué ???

  9. great post. I still remember going to a special play with my parents on my 12th birthday...better than any present xo

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