October 20, 2016 · 1 Comment
15 years have passed since the WTC (9/11) attack occurred. Now One World Trade Center has been erected in it’s place. An awesome building standing proud and tall. Saying nothing, yet, saying it all.
My visit to OWTC was a memory rewind as we approached OWTC to visit One World Observatory.
One World Observatory has an elevator ride that is indescribable. When entering the elevator you don’t face the door you are asked to face the elevator wall. Now as the elevator climbs to the top the walls light up with a time flash of NYC.The elevator slinks up, up, up! Straight to the top (1,254 feet) in a elevator minute. As I stepped out of the elevator and entered the Observatory deck, my eyes scanned the full Manhattan sky trying to absorb all of the skyline marvel. Unfortunately, the day I went to OWO the weather was poor. Clouds hovered and rain drizzled down my favorite city, but it did not dampen the experience.
However, the best part of being downtown NYC was the Memorial Pool. The first thing I heared, as I approached the Memorial Pool, was the sound of rushing water. The closer I got to the pool the sound of water gave me a sense of calm. Along the edges of the pool are the names of those who were lost on that horrific day. So many names.
The next thing you realize is how quiet it is around the pool. A holy silence. Then a feeling of peace, joy, and hope engulfed me.
The 9/11 Memorial visit is a humbling experience. It’s a reminder of how vulnerable we can be. Yet, in the end, it reminds us how we as a people can pull together to recreate. Not to replace what was once there but to honor the memory of all those who perished on 9/11.
I LIVE NEW YORK!!
Tagged: 911 memorial, manhattan, New York, pool, skyline, wtc
I got this idea from Pinterest and I knew I wanted to let my grandchildren have some fun while I babysat. This is a very easy DIY fun Halloween project. All you need is some doughnuts, any candy eyes and plastic vampire teeth.
Then let everyone make their own Monster Doughnut – so much fun. Gently press in vampire teeth and add as many eyes as you like.
Some monster have four eyes
Natalie wore her vampire teeth too!
Do you know the best part of making Monster Doughnuts? We get to eat gobble them all up!!
Categories: arts/craft · recipe · Time of the Season
Tagged: DIY, halloween, Monster Doughnuts, pinterest
What a delightful book SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR! by Sally Hopgood and Emma Levey is!! A departing tortoise has his bags packed and is almost ready to set out on an adventure, but he can’t leave until he says good-bye to each of his animal friends. This sweet and colorful book is a silly story with bright, engaging illustrations and expressive, rhyming text that children will want to read—and giggle through—again and again.
This little guy loves this silly story and the bright pages filled with all the lovable characters, he calls friends. I love reading this story with him over and over again.
Categories: Book · product review
Tagged: Bookworm, See You Later Alligator, Sky Pony Press
Who needs take out when you have Home Chef to the rescue. Home Chef, the Chicago-based meal kit delivery service, is expanding service nationwide. I was so excited when I got my food box delivered to my door. Everything I needed to make a great meal right in front of me. Easy to read recipes and directions. I had a wonderful time prepping and cooking this meal with my niece Sandra. It is so nice to enjoy a fresh home cooked meal with people you love.
Waiting for my next Home Chef delivery because sometimes you just need some good ole’ home made comfort food.
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Categories: Dining · product review
Tagged: broccoli tots, Home Chef, meal kit delivery, meatball sliders, Real Home Chef