Again, playing to the word theme ... today's word is
And its a funny story
At least it is to me
When Kate came into the city this past Saturday she drove up from Maryland
we planned on her parking near my apartment.
She was going to stay with her son overnight downtown
I was going to drive her there
on Sunday morning,
I'd pick her up.
Parking in my 'hood is usually easy
Saturday morning there wasn't a open space anywhere
she did finally find a spot on Riverside Drive
asked two passersby if it was legal,
Of course as soon as she walked up my street a spot opened
was snapped up by an SUV that had been waiting
she was parked
Later we discovered it wasn't legal at all
she'd gotten a parking ticket!
So much for saving on overpriced indoor parking downtown.
We decided not to think about it
to just go on and enjoy what was looking to be a perfect day
The Carousel was closed but there was still a lot to see
(click on any photo and it embiggens)
like the Dairy where there is now a gift shop
the new tenants are much smaller
Those needle like things
are to keep pigeons
from nesting there
dropping bird poop all over
these house finches are a lot smaller
but no less
There are a lot more photos of our day in park
I'll be sharing them here and over at my photo blog
and you can see some at Kate's blog
the theme today is direction,
After a lovely day out, a yummy dinner ordered in and two super movies watched
we decided it was time for me to drive Ms Kate
It was an easy trip, across town and then downtown
it took maybe 25 minutes
After she got out, I turned right heading toward Third Avenue
What I didnt realize is Third goes two-ways down there
I made a bad call turning
I soon realized I was heading in the wrong direction
making a spur of the moment decision
beginning to look for a cross street that would take me
I somehow found my way to Sullivan Street.
I know it leads to Sixth Avenue
of course I was going in the wrong direction!
Soon I was really feeling stupid
I remembered that my iPhone has a compass!
At the next stop light I opened the Compass
Totally the wrong direction
Looking around I spied a sign
Turning right I headed to what I knew would take me home.
at the Westside Highway
I saw a sign
That's not the direction I want so I turned
in a few minutes I realized
this time it was easy to figure out how to reverse this mess
I needed to hang a left at the first intersection
Of course it had a sign reading
NO LEFT TURN
a mere technicality
after all I wasnt actually making a
I was going to make a
then to be sure I took out the compass again
I was laughing to myself, what a dingdong I am
I've lived here my entire life and needed a compass to get home!
Speaking of direction
only one of you hazarded a guess as to what/where this was
its in Belvedere Castle and its the very very very narrow stairway to the top
that's a mirror angled so you can see if the way is clear
only one person at a time can fit the
narrow width of the turret the stairs are in.
those paper stars?
I've no idea why they are there but they sure made me want to take a photo
more photos soon, more chatter too!
Disclaimer: the compass photos are a re-enactment, I didnt have time or forethought to take a screen shot while being lost