Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Road to Sochi Sunlit Sunday

In the tons of email I get from time to time there is a gem. Sometimes there are emails from friends and sometimes there are notices of blog comments, all of which make my day. But in the myriad sales announcements and newsletters there are occasionally other rays of sunlight. This week I received a newsletter from the events group at Grand Central Station about the Road to Sochi Tour. The tour began in New York City in October and after traveling around the United States ended in New York City today. There were lots of fun activities and information about the Olympics and the United States teams.

  The big truck on East 42nd Street showed me where to go.

Once inside the terminal there were fun things to see and to do. 

There was an ice hockey practice area. I passed on the chance to try this and didn't wait in line for my picture in a bobsled, either. But I had a lot of fun taking pictures. 

I am a fan of ice skating and it was fun to see one of Kristi Yamaguchi's costumes. Please excuse the partial costume. The quarters were tight and only one half photographed well. 

One of my frequent and favorite rays of sunlight is visiting Grand Central Station. The renovation of this landmark is beautiful and I enjoy seeing it. I have been there hundreds of times -- our agency headquarters were around the corner -- and I take pictures just about every time I'm there.  

Now it's time to finish this post and get settled for the last episode of "Downton Abbey" for this season. I'm pleased I've kept from researching what happens tonight, but I do hope there are no terrible shocks in this episode. I'll have to find a new Sunday night activity. I certainly have enjoyed this one. 

I hope your Sunday has had many rays of light. As always, thanks for visiting and take good care. 

17 comments:

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I love the shot from inside the station. I think I would do the same--take photos every time I went. Enjoy Downton!

White Lace and Promises said...

Would love to be able to take the walk in the station. Never have been. I missed Downton. I haven't really enjoyed it this season. Oh, well, I'll catch the ending later.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

What a novel idea with the Road to Sochi tour. I guess now that DA is over, you're happy with the ending, it was enjoyable.

bettyl-NZ said...

That is definitely a different way to enjoy the Olympics. I do love the interior of Grand Central. I was there once, but long before I was bitten by the photography bug!

Terra said...

I like the photo of Grand Central Station, how great they renovated it.

Sola Scriptura said...

You see so many fun and interesting things in your city! I think the bobsledding is my favorite winter Olympic sport. I love the glamour shown in your photo of Grand Central Station.

TARYTERRE said...

What a wonderful idea the Road to Sochi Tour. Glad you got to go and see it. Thanks for sharing. The Olympics were on every day here at my house.

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

I think the Downton Abby series ended beautifully and am looking forward to season 5 which won't be on tip next year. Glad you had a good Sunday now on to a marvelous Monday!

Theresa said...

Oh how wonderful to get to see this! I enjoyed watching the Olympics:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It looks like a very ice event to celebrate the ending of the Olympics. I would have not gotten in the bobsled either because I would imagine it would be awkward to get up and off of it. It is important to keep your dignity.

Wasn't Downton just wonderful last night? I don 't understand rwhy Mary has so many suitors though. She is such a pickle puss.

My Little Home and Garden said...

The Olympics certainly presented some exciting moments and the display you saw must have been very popular.

Grand Central Station does, indeed, look very grand. Thanks for sharing this landmark at Sunlit Sunday.

Karen

Simply Linda said...

We were just watching something on Grand Central Station last night.--I am so glad there were not surprises on Downton. However, it was a tad bit lack luster on PBS's part the way it ended..(not Julian Fellows part, just PBS)bLESSINGS

Dee said...

Dear Carol, I was glued to the television last night to see the rerun of last Sunday's episode and then the new episode for yesterday--the final one of Season Four. I wasn't disappointed and I'm so relieved that it didn't end on the down note of Season Three. What are your thoughts on the final episode of this year???? Peace.

Blackberry Lane said...

I enjoyed this post very much. So happy you are enjoying more free time. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

Wonderful photos! So interesting to see the world through different eyes! So enjoyed the DA finale...can't believe the season is over so quickly! Smiles...Susan

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fun discovery!

Thank you so very much for visiting Decor To Adore~ Mildred's My Favorite 5 post.

Have a beautiful week!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Agreed! Grand Central Station is gorgeous!