Saturday, May 12, 2012

85 years

A warm May Saturday led us to enjoy the shores of Coney Island.   With three things in mind....the NY Aquarium, the Cyclone and lounging on the beach....we accomplished all.

The most amazing wooden roller coaster, the Cyclone, is turning 85 years old!  What an icon.  The coaster is as awesome as ever and still offering thrills and excitement to the new generations.

Thankfully due to a landmark status the Cyclone holds a place in not only NYC history but US history as well. It is a true piece of Americana.

With the overstimulation thanks to technology and more it is a pleasure to see people enjoying good wholesome fun.  And the Cyclone is rather "low-tech" compared to the newer coasters.  In my eyes there is not a better roller coaster anywhere in the world.  There is just something about the Cyclone.

Happy 85th Cyclone!  Here's to many many more memories.

And Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing women out there.  My Mother's Day is already complete with our jaunt to Coney Island, USA.

Friday, May 4, 2012

spring 2012

It has been far too long since the last post. Spring has been sensational in lovely little Manhattan. Our very mild winter provided for an early spring confusing all the flora and fauna.
1WTC growing through the blossoms. The days have been longer and the entire city a little more colorful. Easter break saw us to a little holiday in Montego Bay. The weather was divine, the ocean spectacular and Take It Easy Island became home base for beautiful days in the sun.
Seeing what is underneath it all.
Early morning view in Jamaica.
A sweet bit of paradise in the shade.

 Spring has also seen a string of visitors coming into town. Showing off our favorite places and stories about the city is a beautiful pleasure. This morning started with delicious tea at the always hipster Ace on 29th Street. Hard to make hot tea hip but they manage.
Here is to the rest of Spring being vibrant and leading us to an amazing Summer...