Yesterday Henry and I took a bicycle ride up the West Side, past the George Washington Bridge and back.
We took a short walk to Pier 25 where the LILAC Steamship is docked and for a limited time is host to a floating library.
Reading at the stern
Floating Library aboard the Lilac
Nautical chart of New York Harbor
Ship to shore radio
Ship to boat code signals
Climbing to the deck
Drawing in the galley
Henry at the helm:
Last September we took Henry to Hippo Playground in Riverside Park on a visit to our old neighborhood. Yesterday we rode our bicycles on the West Side bike path and stopped at the playground for another visit.
Mimi stopped by Friday night to say one more goodbye before she leaves for L.A. We will miss Mimi for the next few months as she has not only been a good friend, but also helped out by babysitting Henry on special occasions (birthday and anniversary dinners). We wish her best of luck in L.A., but we will surely miss her here in New York.
Henry and Aunt Mimi sit by the Hudson River.
Posing at the North Cove after eating pizza.
Tired Henry says goodbye to Aunt Mimi.
Last night Henry and I stayed home while Jacqui attended her office Christmas party. When she returned, she said the cab had to drop her off a few blocks away because a lot of the streets in our neighborhood were closed.
The reason for the street closings became clear soon after when we saw the massive base segment of the spire of One World Trade Center being hauled down Greenwich Street toward the site.
Today Henry and I went to investigate the remaining, slightly smaller segments on a barge docked in the Hudson.
Base segment of 1WTC spire is hauled to site
Henry near barge carrying 1WTC spire segments
One World Trade Center under construction
Additional segments were hauled on Saturday night
A tapered segment on Greenwich St. early Sunday morning