Mary Oliver

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with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

On The Road

I decided to leave a day early for my trip so I could pack a little more fun into my spring break, so I threw some clothes in my suitcase, packed a little yarn and a variety of needles, and headed out yesterday morning. I pulled over at the first island of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to take this photo.


Since I arrived in Stamford fairly early in the afternoon, I decided to be adventurous, and head to Brooklyn so I could visit Brooklyn General. It took me two hours and three subway transfers to get there and by that time, I was kind of wishing I had just hung out at the hotel! I don't have the stamina I used to have. Plus, it took me even longer to get back, due to my taking the local train from Grand Central to Stamford. I did have a lovely time though, I'm just annoyed with my physical limitations.



Some photos from Brooklyn:



I did take the time to eat at a lovely Thai restaurant in Brooklyn before making the trek back to Stamford. This soup was delicious!

I also got to see parts of Manhattan lit up, which is rare for me. The Chrysler building and Grand Central Station are such pretty buildings.


My plan for today was to go back into the city and hang out at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but I don't think my feet can handle it, so I'm going to take the opportunity to drive to Madison and visit Madison Wool instead. Meredith and I weren't going to be able to fit that one in on our Thursday field trip, so this way I won't miss it after all. Yarn over culture isn't the worst trade off, is it?



  1. I'm okay with yarn over culture! Enjoy!

  2. I always enjoy your road trips! Have fun, Rose.

  3. Yarn is always a good time. Sounds like a great trip.

  4. You trip is sounding wonderful so far. Have a fantastic time!!!!

  5. I've only ever driven through New York City, so am enjoying your photos and comments. What could be better than a spring road trip + yarn? Who needs culture?

  6. Hello. I am new to your blog and I have to say.. I love it!!! I am from a little town in Louisiana and I have never seen New York.. so thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures. I have never seen such a huge yarn shop.. I think I would spend hours in there. Please come visit my blog.. I am a crocheter with a lot of heart. Will visit again soon. Shari