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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Twenty-Four Years {p,h,f,r}

Joining Like Mother, Like Daughter for some pretty, happy, funny & real stuff...

My husband and I have just celebrated our Twenty-Fourth Wedding Anniversary.  To celebrate, we flew to New York.  Why New York?  My husband had a business trip to NY planned for the following week, so we decided to take advantage of the travel opportunity.   

It was an absolutely wonderful getaway...

I have been to New York once before.  The first visit was a stop over on our way to Rome.  We ended up having Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral and visiting ground zero and the Empire State Building, among other things.

This trip was also jammed packed with fun...lovely, exquisite dinners; Yankee's Game at Yankee Stadium via Grand Central Station; Horse-drawn carriage ride; NY City World Trade Center Memorial Site; St. Peter's Church; Times Square; and of course, Sunday Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, which was celebrated by Cardinal Dolan.

So without further ado...

It may seem very touristy, but this is the best way to see Central Park.  It is so pretty & BIG.  We had such a blast.  At the end, it started to rain, and the driver pulled over and set up the canopy...IT WAS LOVELY.  It could not have been a more perfect ride.  HAPPY 24TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!!


As a kid, I have always wanted to go to a Yankees game.  It just seems so All-American.  Well, my dream came true...

Funny, so many people asked me if my husband and I were going to the theatre while in NY...to me, this was quite the show.  And we WON!  Happy, happy, happy.
There were also the fun perks of enjoying a 'foot long' and washing it down with an ice cold 'beer here' (imagine saying this, loudly, with a NY accent).


I have been to Roma four times...this reminded me of the little cafes and ristorantes that we frequented.   The very large cannoli was unreal!  And the mini ones were delicious! :D 


Of course, we went to Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral.  The Choir was beautiful (almost as wonderful as our Children's Cathedral Choir).  
His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York celebrated the Holy Mass.  His Homily was inspiring.  At first he began by apologizing for the condition of his church...then he mentioned that one of the con-celebrating priests was visiting from Egypt.  He went on to explain that the priest, also, had a church that was under repair...however, because of vandalism and terrorists.  Cardinal Dolan humbly thanked the visiting priest...

The last time I attended Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, it did not have all the scaffolding.  It is a truly a magnificent Cathedral.  You can read more about the restoration of this beautiful iconic landmark here.

More {REAL}

Honoring the victims of the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001

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