Friday, April 1, 2011

Innkeepers' Travel Diary: New York City!

Mac and I spent a few days in one of our favorite cities in the world for my birthday--New York City!  This is my last birthday in my 40's, so we pulled out the stops a little bit!  First, we stayed at The Plaza, which I have long admired, and it did not disappoint!  We had drinks and dinner in The Oak Room on our first night, and it was perfect!  On Day Two, we took in a special exhibit at the Park Avenue Armory, "Infinite Variety:  Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts."  650 (from one person's collection of over 1000!) red and white quilts were suspended in mid-air in various formations throughout a huge room in the Armory.  All of the red and white quilts were different, and the effect was truly stunning!  We then caught a matinee of the much written about "Spiderman."  Let's just say it was REALLY LOUD!  Some of the effects and sets were neat, but IMHO, it needs some tweaks!  On Day Three, we ventured to Central Park and had lunch at one of our favorite spots, The Boathouse.  We had a table for two right next to the lake and watched a blue heron rule over his domain.  From there, we made a quick stop at the Metropolitan Museum and worked our way back to the Plaza to kick back and enjoy our room!  For dinner, we returned to another of our favorites, the Cafe Luxembourg, before heading to Lincoln Center for another play, "War Horse."  We have always enjoyed theatre at Lincoln Center, and "War Horse" did not disappoint.  The puppetry re-creation of horses was truly amazing!  We look forward to seeing Steven Spielburg's film version due out this Christmas!  We LOVE New York, but it is always nice to return to our home in Richmond!

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument