Out of Towners

June 23rd, 2003 · 16 Comments

Saturday, June 21, 2003. Rachelle waiting in Penn Station in New York for Lorna’s train to arrive from Niagra Falls, NY.

Kelly waiting for Lorna’s train to arrive. We were waiting at the wrong gate for about 20 minutes.

Luckily, Kelly spotted Lorna in the station. Lorna is Kelly’s British friend from college and is on a year-long trip. She started out in Canada, is making her way across the United States, then is off to Figi, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. So jealous!

Sunday, June 22, 2003. It was a long day of travel for Lorna and Kelly so we stayed in Saturday night. On Sunday, we got yummy bagels and cream cheese from Bagels on the Square on 6th Avenue in the West Village.

If we had a band our band name would be “The Reds”.

Subway art in the Chambers Street stop on the ACE subway line.

World Trade Center site.

World Trade Center site.

World Trade Center site.

World Trade Center site.

Old cemetary near the World Trade Center site.

Old cemetary near the World Trade Center site.

After looking for “trainers” for Lorna at Century 21 we decide to have afternoon tea at Starbucks. Except it wasn’t tea it was coffee, and it wasn’t at the right time. Kelly enjoys a nice Starbucks frozen treat.

So does Rachelle.

Lorna and Kelly.

At the gates of heaven!

I was so excited to go to the chocolate exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History.

Kelly & I eat David Burke’s Gourmet Pops (gourmet frozen chocolate-covered cheesecake pops) after viewing the chocolate exhibit.

This is a coffin in the shape of a cocoa bean. This is how I’d like to be buried!

Chocolate.. yummmmmmmmmmmm.

Jeannette, Kelly, Lorna, Rachelle at Kobma Thai.

Our first dessert after dinner was at Magnolia Bakery where we all split a few cupcakes. Here you can see a baker frosting some cupcakes. Our second desert was ice cream from Cones.

Monday, June 23, 2003. Monday night and Tuesday night Lorna is staying in a Youth Hostel in Chelsea. We had to stop by in the morning to check in. Kelly and I waited in the “garden” while Lorna got everything sorted out.

Kelly in the garden of the hostel.

Waiting in the garden.

Kelly & Rachelle & the Empire State Building.

The Post Office. It was a beautiful day so I waited outside while Lorna mailed some things home.

The Post Office.

I tease Kelly about taking photos of “nothing” but then I love to take photos like this!

Looking north from the post office.

Looking south from the post office.

Straight across the street is Madison Square Garden.

We grabbed lunch.. some sandwiches and wraps, a knish to share, and a black & white cookie and headed over to Central Park.

Trying to take a photo of ourselves didn’t quite work.

Try again!!

And again!

One more try!


Navy Terrace & Bethesda Fountain

Bethesda Fountain in Navy Terrace.

Bethesda Fountain.

Poor dog… so hot out!

Ducks in Bethesda Fountain.

Horse & carriage in Central Park.

Kelly & Lorna were in town this weekend. So much fun. Kelly is from around the DC area and Lorna from around London. Lorna is a friend of Kelly’s from college who is traveling around the world this year. She started in Canada and is making her way across America, east to west. After California, she’ll be island hopping in Fiji. Then it’s on to New Zealand, Australia and finally South Africa. I’m so jealous! Good luck, Lorna!

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16 Comments so far ↓

  • tien

    ooh ooh, how was the chocolate exhibit?

  • Fred2000

    People from London never visit my town. I guess the Pork Expo only appeals to certain types of people… Like me!

  • Bill

    Hi. Gorgeous pictures. Thanks for the treats.

  • rachelle

    The chocolate exhibit was awesome. oh, I mean BRILLIANT! heh. Lorna has inspired me to use words like “brilliant”, “fabulous” and “lovely” instead of “awesome” and “cool”. The bag that I’m holding in that photo is one of the Ralph Lauren numbers I scored off my old roommate.

  • tien

    uh, what about the word “radical”? millhouse and his shelbyville twin both say that one.

  • Kelly

    It was a brilliant adventure. I even enjoyed you all forcing me into cones after we watched some bloke frost cupcakes at marigolds? …. I’m surprised he even charged you, Rachelle!

  • rachelle

    get a job, you lazy bum!

  • Kelly

    A job? who does that apply to? I have two jobs. Is it possible to stay at home and live on the East Coast? I could only dream………..

  • sunlover

    Can you three come hang out with me at Gunnison Beach? ;-)

    If you dont know about GB look it up on the web!

  • tien

    did you see the news about the camps for nudist kids? kind of crazy, but i guess thats the lifestyle.

  • AsNatureIntended

    Dont Kelly and Lorna get a say? ;-)

  • rachelle

    they’ll have to speak up for themselves

  • Lorna

    Thank you for a BRILLIANT weekend in NYC, it was great to meet you and great hanging out with you. I will keep checking your site to see what you are up to. Remember, you are welcome anytime in the UK. Cheers, Lorna xx

  • rachelle

    It was no problem, Lorna. I enjoyed spending the weekend with you guys.. and I’m sure that Kelly and I will finally stop talking about visiting you and finally DO it … A couple of my friends have commented to me that they think you resemble Jorja Fox from the (American) TV show CSI.

  • Lorna

    …it is amazing what trickery cameras can do to the human eye…