This Week – NYC

I tagged along with Jason to NYC this past week and had a great time, even though I came home a sneezy congested mess. I tested negative for Covid on Wednesday night and yesterday, but still being careful around the kid. I don’t feel like I’m getting worse so I’ll just assume I came home with the big city crud that my body isn’t used to, lol.

I was able to visit The Strand, my favorite NYC bookstore, for visit #12 in Zibby Books 22 in 22 bookstore challenge. I love this place. Eighteen miles of books makes for a magical morning.

Charles Dickens writing desk.

I also visited the New York City Public Library Treasures collection, a perfect activity for a rainy afternoon.

We did more of the usual NYC things and a few that were new to us. We’d never taken the tram over to Roosevelt Island so that was fun. From there we took the ferry to downtown and we’d never done that before either. We lived there in 2000 for almost 6 months and we visit every 5 years it seems. The last two times we’ve taken Gage so it was kind of fun to just make it the two of us this time.

I never posted about my August favorites. I read 26 books, but only 5 adult books. Homeschooling has begun so it’s been a J book parade over here!

My 6 favorites were
When You Are Mine by Michael Robotham
Year One by Nora Roberts
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle
Walking To School by Eve Bunting
The Mutter Museum by Anna Dhody
A Giraffe Goes to Paris by Mary Tavener and John Harris

In the next few weeks we’ll be learning about Peru, Australia, and Egypt, so if you have any book or movie recommendations please send them my way.

We’re headed to a battle of the high school bands tonight since it’s right in town at the football field. What are just up to this weekend?

8 thoughts on “This Week – NYC

  1. Lesley says:

    It’s been many years since I visited NYC and I’d love to go again someday. I haven’t been to The Strand, so that would be high on my list. I love the library, The Metropolitan Art Museum, all the great restaurants and shows, etc. It’s such a vivacious city, isn’t it?

    Hope you’re feeling better soon.

    We’re heading out of Idaho tomorrow and will be in Glacier for several days. Yay!!!!

    • stacybuckeye says:

      We were actually able to do much of what we wanted outside. Even many of the restaurants had outdoor seating. When we went inside we wore our masks and when we skipped crowds as much as possible. We did it as safely as we could since we are still being as cautious as we can (and still take a trip :)).

  2. Jinjer says:

    NYC is on my bucket list!! Thanks for sharing the picture of Dickens’ CUTE writing desk! I didn’t know the NYC Public Library had anything like that! I keep a spreadsheet of places I want to visit and things I want to see there so I added that and Strand bookstore to my NYC itinerary!

  3. kaysreadinglife says:

    I’ve never been to NYC and honestly, I’m not all that excited to go – other than possibly seeing the NYLibrary and the Strand. LOL

    Hope you are feeling better!

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