Sunday, May 29, 2016

Ninth Avenue Staycation Pink Saturday




I'm taking a staycation this weekend -- theater ticket, movie, time with friends and bathing suit shopping (the subject of another post) and I also inadvertently took a three hour staycation on Ninth Avenue last Saturday. I attended a program at the library in the neighborhood and then leisurely, as though I was on vacation in an unfamiliar city, wandered through the neighborhood. Though I was only two miles from home, I don't get to this neighborhood very often and enjoyed getting to know it.
 
I found the Church of the Sacred Heart on West 51st Street and stopped for photographs. 

 
In this gritty neighborhood the convent garden across the street from the church provided a moment of serenity.

Any staycation involves coffee and I discovered Kahve Coffee during my exploration. I had a very good iced coffee and a pleasant rest before I made my way uptown. Real life and grocery shopping were waiting for me.

There was also some window shopping, menu gazing and lots of pictures. Once again, I realized that I don't have to go very far for a change of scenery. It's just a short bus ride away.

I don't have to go very far in BlogLand for a fun time. I just need to pay a visit to my friends at Pink Saturday. Pink Saturday is celebrating its eighth anniversary -- may I call it a Pinkaversary -- and I am proud to call myself a Pinky. Thanks, Beverly, for creating one of the friendliest places in BlogLand.

As ever, thanks for visiting. Keep safe on the road and have a fabulous weekend! 
  

10 comments:

Mildred said...

Good Evening, Carol. The architecture of the church is very pretty. An iced coffee sounds like a good treat. We drove around in the countryside near our home tonight. Traffic was light and we just enjoyed the beauty. Wishing you a pleasant evening.

Terra Hangen said...

Your staycation sounds fun, of course involving coffee. The church and convent garden were nice finds.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Carol, staycations are nice. I think it is great to explore and find new places to visit close to home. The church and garden are pretty. A new coffee cafe is always a welcome sight. Happy Memorial Day Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Simply Linda said...

I always enjoy your daycations/staycations, smiles. Have a beautiful day friend. By the way, friend, look up in the sky later today, the Blue Angles are performing in Bethpage today, you might be able to see them...smiles

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

It's true there is always something to see close at home but we often forget and travel far and wide. Stay cations are great! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day. It's beautiful weather here in Ohio.

shortybear said...

awesome

TARYTERRE said...

Staycations are worthy of some special moments. ENJOY.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

I love finding treasures and stolen moments in my own area! Beautiful church.
Barbara, blogging at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

Barb said...

I enjoy staycations too. Finding new things in familiar surroundings is fun (and not as tiring as more rigorous travel). Bathing suit shopping huh? That makes me shudder. Did it a few years ago and hope never to have to do it again!

Curtains in My Tree said...


well said about Bevery's Pinkbloggery Anniversary
I liked your walking tour through that neighborhood