Wednesday, August 7, 2013

It's Time to Be Home

When I was asked at BlogHer what I blogged about my answer was simple. New York City life, my life in New York City and all things city...museums, theater and books. Most of the time that's what I write about. I like to give visitors to Buttercupland a glimpse into life in New York City.

But for the last few weeks -- with one exception -- I've written about everything except New York. We've been to FantasyLand, Chicago and Wonderland. We've met Alice, the Doughboy and Pioneer Woman. All fun, all interesting, but very far afield from urban life. I've had a rough transition being home after two weeks of travel, but as I ran an errand yesterday at Columbus Circle, I had the thought that it was time to be home. For the next few weeks we will resume regular programming, as the television folks say, and visit museums, stroll New York City streets and maybe take a few field trips in the city


  One of my favorite places, Columbus Circle. Named, not surprisingly, for the large monument to Christopher Columbus. It sits in the middle of a large intersection.

Flowering plants surround the statue. Not so long ago the circle was just pavement and not a very welcoming place to visit. It's been renovated and it's lovely. 

We'll stop for a smoothy and sit outside and enjoy our snack. I loved the pictures on the side of the truck. 

This museum relocated here in 2008. It has one of the most interesting museum gift shops I've visited. Lots of original jewelry and ceramics, and not all terrifically expensive. I had a great time looking and could easily have spent a lot more time here. Definitely a return visit is in store.

Today was much quieter. I had lunch with work friends and caught up on email, mail, blogging and even did some decluttering. Tomorrow I'm back to exercise class and the library. Friday is another museum day. It's good to be home! 

13 comments:

Theresa said...

Traveling is fun but it is always nice to be home:) I love walking around your city with you, thanks for taking me along! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Maggid said...

Library!!! Gotta Go.
-g-

Nellie said...

There is a lot to be said for returning to a familiar routine. I am always glad to catch up on missed sleep.:-)

~Kristen~ said...

I have started a new job where I am doing Travel Nursing ... I am going to see about getting to NYC for one of my upcoming assignments (although I think I need to be south for the winter first). I had been to NYC once and it was so structured and short that I don't feel I got the real feel of the city. I love that you post so much about the city cause it gives up "upstate'ers" a better view of the city than the ones we already have.

Mary said...

Home is the best place sometimes even though travel is a lot of fun! I loved your travel pists, and i'm looking forward to your home posts too! :)

Ms Sparrow said...

I've found that museum gift shops are a good place to shop for calendars too.

Ms Sparrow said...

I've found that museum gift shops are a good place to shop for calendars too.

BJ PUP said...

Home Sweet Home

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

It is always wonderful to visit new places and see new things but it is good to get home again. No place like home they say and it is true. You have so many things to see and do in your city that it would be hard to see them all. I love it when you share pictures of the sights there. One place I've never been and I'm a great arm chair traveler.

Melinda said...

Travel with you is fun but I enjoy your New York tours.

:o)

Susie said...

I remember seeing the columbus statue while we were in NYC last time. You have so much to see and do in that great city. I have loved seeing your blog...so you are not boring by any means. xoxo,Susie

Cathyjo said...

As you know I'm from NY state,but never been to NYCity. But like to drop by now and then and see how your doing.Thanks for sharing.Hugs

Lynda said...

I really love fruit Smoothies! The museum does look like it would be interesting and fun. One thing about NYC, a person wouldn't get bored there because there are so many places to visit and often many events to attend.