Today was simply beautiful! Mid 50’s and mostly sunny, and all the snow is gone.
We took advantage of the beauty and traveled on the Staten Island Ferry. It’s free! and it’s the best view of the Statue of Liberty you can get, short of the paid tours. I admit, I got choked up as I saw the majestic statue and thought about my own great-grandparents. They came from Italy and Ireland in the early 1900’s, with no money or connections. They were “processed” through Ellis Island and set out to make new, better lives. I am so grateful to them for their courage.
Later we walked through Soho, and window-shopped. You know my heart leaped at the sight of a Designer Resale Shop. But alas, my friends, is was not to be for me: the least expensive items were silk scarves for $125. Some purses were $900 and up. Not my usual resale comfort zone!
|Beautiful things, but too pricey for me|
I did have a chance to chat up a friendly statue outside a jewelry store. That’s the vintage velvet maxi skirt I bought in the East Village last week – I can’t seem to stop wearing it. Do you ever get OCD with clothing that way?
|His colors go with my colors . . .|
Tonight is Halloween. I admit I had a bit of anxiety about the annual Village Halloween parade, which passes right outside our apartment. About 40,000 people participate! I found a cozy pub and enjoyed the parade the way middle-aged people do — from a safe distance : >