Monday, October 5, 2009

I'm Leaving On A Jet Plane

First I'm going to New York City, and then I'll go by train to visit my friends in Connecticut. I'll wave good-bye to her husband before he leaves to drive down to Louisiana to do fall fishing with Grandpère and my son. My friend belongs to a choral group that is quite serious about practices, so she can't miss. Instead of traveling to Louisiana with her husband, she invited me to visit her in Connecticut. That sounded good to me. GP and I were in their wedding many years ago, but we moved and lost touch with each other for a long spell, and then I found them several years ago through the internet. We've kept in touch and visited back and forth since then.

In truth, I'd just as soon be out of the way of the testosterone-driven fish stories and expressions of dismay about the stock market. Plus, I hope to see fall color while I'm in Connecticut. I'll spend a few days with my friend, and then I'll head to beautiful midtown Manhattan and around and about in New York City for a few days.




I love New York, I do. Apparently Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture is all over the place. The New Orleans Museum of Art has a copy of it in the sculpture garden. According to Wiki, "The original Love outside sculpture, created in 1970 of cor-ten steel, stands in the sculpture garden at the Indianapolis Museum of Art."

I won't have a computer with me, so there will be little or no blogging while I'm gone. I'll turn off the comment function before I leave tomorrow.

See y'all when I get back.

16 comments:

motheramelia said...

Have fun. The leaves are turning here, although they are not in full glory yet. The maple in the front yard is about 1/3 red. Connecticut should be a bit behind, but the leaves turn fast. The museum in Rockland had a Robert Indiana exhibit this summer. Loved it.

Lapinbizarre said...

Safe journey and enjoy yourself.

Catherine in Japan said...

Have a great time. New England is my old stomping ground.

SCG said...

Word from my family in NH is that the leaves are starting to turn, but aren't at their peak (it's still a little early). Nonetheless, I hope CT serves up serenity, song and a nice touch of fall for you. I miss New England.

it's margaret said...

Oh! Have a wonderful time! Travel safely!

Brian R said...

Have a safe and happy journey.
I am making vague plans to visit New England in October 2010.

Padre Mickey said...

When are you going to come visit us in Panama? Time's awasting! We won't be here forever!

Paul said...

Yes, safe and happy journey. I will try to survive without posts from you, but it will be a trial.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks for all the good wishes, m'dears. I'll just say that I'm close to desperate to get away.

I don't expect to see the full splendor of fall color, but just a little goes a long way for folks from the south, where fall colors are a rare sight.

Padre Mickey, from what you've told me, I believe that I'd be afraid to even RIDE in a car in Panama. That's not to say that New York driving isn't pretty wild, too.

susankay said...

Be well, safe and happy.

Bad Alice said...

Have fun! I miss NYC, particularly in the Fall.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Frolic!

Paul (A.) said...

Spread the naughtiness, Mimi!

SimplySuzi said...

I think it's a great idea to go visit your friend while the guys do their thing. Sounds like a win/win situation to me! Have a wonderful trip.

MadPriest said...

Prayers ascending for the people of New England and New York.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks everyone. Good-bye! Hugs and kisses.