Sunday, February 21, 2010
Posted by Barb at 6:53 PM
Tuesday is my friend Amanda's 30th birthday. We celebrated this weekend with a karaoke party at her house. There were tons of people, and lots of yummy foods. Amanda was in her element - flowers, friends, and dancing. A small group of us decided to play a new game called Quelf - very random but lots of fun. My character was "Mrs. Picklehead" - rather appropriate, I'd say. It was a really fun evening celebrating a great friend.
Posted by Barb at 6:30 PM
It is so fun to travel with friends who enjoy taking pictures almost as much as I do. It means I don't have to worry too much about slowing them down, because they're taking pictures at the same time I am. We can confer together about the best setting to use in any given situation, and we share pics so we have a great selection of memories. I am so thankful for my shutter buds!
Posted by Barb at 5:02 PM
On Tuesday, our flight was scheduled to leave at 6:10. We had to leave the hotel at 4:30 - far earlier than any of us really wanted to get up. We were all exhausted after not getting much sleep throughout the weekend, so we all crashed on the first leg of the flight. I think we were all happy to look out the window and see Dallas - not because we were ready for our trip to be finished, but because we were all ready for some good sleep!
Posted by Barb at 4:57 PM
Check out http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/35407960#35407960 - I tried to imbed the video but it won't seem to work.
We didn't stay at the Today Show very long, because we had 11:00 tickets for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. By the time we got down there, picked up our tickets, and stood in the long line for security, we ended up on the noon boat, but that's okay. It was such a gorgeous (and cold!) day, so we enjoyed the scenery at Battery Park and waited our turn. Finally we made it on the ferry, grabbed our seats, and took off to Liberty Island. As soon as we got close to the Statue, people swarmed the front to take pictures - we were right there with them, of course. The ferry gave us fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline.
Posted by Barb at 1:03 PM