Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thankful in April...Thanks for Visiting New York!

Where Wall Street meets Broad Street

Thursday was a perfect spring day. I happened to be downtown -- for a fitting for my hearing aid -- and on my way to the subway found many visitors to New York City taking pictures and enjoying the spring weather. 


A lot of people were posing for pictures with George Washington in front of Federal Hall. New York City's City Hall in the eighteenth century. The Continental Congress met here and Washington was inaugurated as America's first president in April, 1789. This distinguished building is now part of the National Park Service. 

In doing my research for this post I discovered that National Park Week begins tomorrow. In honor of the treasures of the United States National Parks, what is your favorite park? It's a tough choice for me, but I am leaning to either the Grand Canyon or the Smokies. What's yours?  

I hope everyone is having a great spring weekend!

19 comments:

Mildred said...

My husband and brother visited the Grand Canyon last April/May and by far, that is their most favorite! Interesting info about Federal Hall; thanks for sharing. Hope you have a nice week.

Betty Rubble said...

Hmm...I really don't have a favorite park...unless you consider the Mall in DC...then by far my fave!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I don't know if I've ever been to a National Park. I know I've been in State Parks. I'll have to google where they are and check it out. Thanks to you I can visit New York...I do enjoy the pictures. I hope your Sunday is a great one!

Grammy Staffy said...

I would lve to be in New York in the spring.... thanks for taking me there with your pictures.

I am in a different hospital. It will take some gettin use to but hopefully I won't have to be here too long. These 3 weeks in the hospital since our accident has seemed to go on forever. I am ready to be well again but they tell me it will take quite a while for 15 broken ribs to heal so I guess I will have to be patient.
Happy spring to you. Hugs, Lura

Mimi said...

HI!!!
I LOVE SOOO MANY NATIONAL PARKS!!!
WOW..Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Smoky Mountains.....WOW, I love this post, I missed that while in New York!!But it was my first and only time and only for 3 days!!!
hugs,
jamie

Sheilagh said...

I would love to visit New York in the Spring:)
Oh for a lottery win..lol

Hugs

Sheilagh
xx

Ann said...

I've been traveling to NY every couple of months for medical reasons. I'm always so impressed by the pulse of the city. Excitement is everywhere!

blessedmom's simple home said...

Being a Californian, I'd have to say Yosemite :-)
I do remember being pretty impressed with Haleakala when I was younger, on the island of Maui.
Have a blessed week!

Amrita said...

Nice to see warmer weather is coming to NY.

its hotting up here. Today I cleaned my portable convecter cooler.

Marydon said...

Welllllllllllllllll, you know where I am going with THIS question ... Battlefields! Harold would be disappointed if I don't say this ... chuckle!

Have a wonderful week, my precious friend ~
TTFN ~
Hugs & love,
Marydon

accidental carer said...

It has always been a dream of mine to fly over the Grand Canyon and unless Sheilagh shares her lottery win with me I guess it will stay a dream.
Thank you for feeding my taste buds about New York. I am already excited about our trip - have a good Easter break xxx

Mary said...

It sounds like you're enjoying your time in New York. For sheer beauty I have to say Zion and Glacier are my favorite parks. Stunning views and vistas and great hiking. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

WOW, I never knew that George Washington was inaugurated in NY! And I was born and bred in Brooklyn -- How stupid am I?? Thanks for the history lesson!
Best,
Gloria

Mevely317 said...

Interesting stuff!
Am I too late to vote? Given my locale, you're not shocked to hear I chose the Grand Canyon as my all-time fav. Come see us! :)

Lynda said...

I don't know about my favorite park since we haven't been to a lot of them - - but tell me about your hearing aid. Are you very satisfied with it or had you hoped for it to work better? I will be looking at one in a few years or less and don't even want to think about paying the price for one.

Nezzy said...

Glory, it would be hard to pick just one they are all so special in their own way.

Thanks for sharin' a bit of New York!

God bless and have a fabulous day!

BTW: Happy Easter Giveaway...my place...ya'll come!!! :o)

Bearly Sane said...

I have been really enjoy your April posts ... keep them coming!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane / Ess D'Ess Bears

Sybil said...

So glad that you have brought us photo's of Spring in NY. How I would ove to see it...
As for National Parks. Well I think Yesomite has a lot going for it !!
Have a truly lovely weekend.
Love Sybil xx

Carol said...

My hubby and I visited New York for the first time about 3 years ago. We just loved it there. We also went to Memphis and Nashville and Jackson. It was our first visit to USA and we do hope to go back there again sometime. We'd probably go somewhere different but definitely fly into New York first!