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What I did on my summer vacation! Part 1 – Lowell, NYC, Atlantic Ocean

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I LOVE vacation, don’t you? Mine started two Fridays ago with Kate and Julie’s annual trip to Lowell to see the Indigo Girls at Boardinghouse Park. It’s always a good time, and this year was no exception.
Day 169 - Friday, July 11th 2008

We had great seats and I was able to work on Melody’s Shawl before the show and during the opening act, Rose Polenzani.
Melody's Shawl & The Opening Act (Rose Polenzani)

I also knit during the intermission and for a tiny bit during the Indigo Girls set until it got too dark.
Melody's Shawl and the Indigo Girls

After that, I just listened to the music.
Indigo Girls

After the show we headed back home for some pizza and Rock Band! Good times! We were the best band this world has ever seen!

On Saturday we got up early and Kate and Julie made us breakfast and then we headed off to NYC! When we arrived we found out that our hotel was overbookd so they sent us to The Blakely – very nice! We freshened up and then set out to dinner. Of course we walked there and back so we could see the sights.
Empire State Building

Day 170 - Saturday, July 12th 2008

Rockefeller Center

Our favorite sight? Jamba Juice!
Jamba Juice!
We hadn’t been to a Jamba Juice – YUM – since leaving California. It certainly was a tasty treat!

On Sunday, we woke up, ate breakfast and walked six long blocks to the Manhattan Cruise Ship Terminal where we saw our home for the week, the Norwegian Dawn, at the dock. Once we boarded, we headed straight for the pool!
Oasis Pool

Say “Vacation!”
Say "Vacation!"

Where I proceeded to drink many, many piña coladas!
Mmmmmmm, Piña Coladas by the Pool!

There was a bon voyage party on deck as we passed the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Verrazzano Bridge.
Verrazano Bridge

Then it was time to check out our room (with a balcony – whee!)…
The View from the Balcony

And get ready for dinner at Teppanyaki, an Asian restaurant where the chefs cook all of the food on a hot grill. It was delicious! After dinner, we headed to the night’s entertainment, “Rosie’s Broadway Belters”. It was hosted by Rosie and featured a variety of Broadway stars paying tribute to Barbra Streisand.
Day 171 - Sunday, July 13th 2008

Monday was our only sea day and what a lovely, lazy day it was! We ate breakfast on the Promenade Deck.
Breakfast on the Promenade

And then explored the ship and were just generally lazy. There was a Stitch-n-Bitch in the afternoon and I got to meet some fellow knitters and work on Melody’s Shawl.
Day 172 - Monday, July 14th 2008

The Bow

All in all, a great start to vacation. Next up? St. John!

Author: Marianne Gries

Hi my name is Marianne Gries, welcome to Art is the Handmaid of Human Good. I use this space to write about and share pictures of things that interest me. That includes my life in Lowell, my bike commutes, the food I cook and eat, the beer I drink, my dogs, home improvement projects, vacations, knitting, and interesting things and places I see and visit. Thanks for stopping by!

One thought on “What I did on my summer vacation! Part 1 – Lowell, NYC, Atlantic Ocean

  1. So so jealous right now. It looks like you ladies had a fantastic time!

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