Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Writing on Vacation in New York City

Taken from the 86 floor of the Empire State Building.
For my 100th post, I want to share my writing life away from my laptop. On Wednesday, June 8th at 3:20 a.m., my family was packed and ready to drive to Indianapolis Airport for our 6 a.m. flight. (I'll save you from reading about the revolt my body lodged against me during the previous hours.) My husband, two teenage boys and I went on a five day vacation to New York City. I should also mention that our idea of a vacation is to cover as much ground as possible and see everything! So on virtually no sleep, we landed in NYC at 8 a.m. were ready to run.
Our hotel was located in the Flower District. After breakfast, we walked through a tunnel of flowers and plants to the metro station. In addition to the vivid colors, I felt the mist from a shop keeper's hose, heard muffled cars and taxis, and smelled the roses.

Here are a few highlights that may show up in my future stories.

Intrepid Museum Sea, Air & Space
Our veteran tour guide shared his experiences through several wars onboard the Intrepid. 
Plus the Space Shuttle Pavilion shows amazing adventures in space.

Time Square
42nd Street is the ultimate melting pot. So many interesting characters (I mean people) to watch. 
Plus my older son and I laughed through the Broadway play SOMETHING ROTTEN! 

Governors Island
Taking the ferry to Governors Island is a quick trek into the past. The large homes that stood vacant for years now serve as exhibit spaces for artists work during the summer. Plus an annual jazz party was in full swing. 
Great setting for a historical mystery!

Statue of Liberty
She remains a symbol of peace and diversity.

National September 11 Memorial and Museum
Enjoy your summer and create memories that fuel your writing!