A Summary of How the Rest of My Trip To NYC Went

Ah, yes, the Big Apple! I have no idea why they call it that, but in case you didn’t read my last post, that’s where I was last week!

Instead of going to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Meg and I went to the Brooklyn Museum because it was a hundred million degrees outside and the museum had air conditioning. Though I was stoked to see the gardens, the museum ended up being super awesome! They have this exhibit there right now called “Infinite Blue”, and it’s a huge collection of blue artwork. Paintings, vases, jewelry, so much blue stuff everywhere! Blue is an excellent color; the only way the exhibit could’ve been better is if it was purple.

The next day, my final full day in New York, Meg threw the most amazing party for me. A pie party! She spent a whole day baking numerous pies, including a guava cheesecake, a Goblin-berry pie, a sugar cream pie, and a stellar brownie cake sort of thingy with cream cheese frosting. I had, like, nine pieces of pie that night, and got to talk with tons of awesome people.

My time in New York was well spent, in the company of spectacular people.

Oh man, my flights were crazy though! On the way to New York, my direct flight got cancelled, so I had to go through Charlotte to get there. Then, on the way back, my direct flight got cancelled so I had to go through O’Hare and I arrived six hours later than I originally planned on. Reminds me of my post on my love-hate relationship with travel. Cancelled flights are seriously the worst.

So, now I’m home. I hadn’t posted sooner because I’ve been decompressing and catching up on homework. The city can really wear you out! Next week, I’ll be travelling again, this time to California, but for now, I’m just going to kick it at home.

Hope you all had an amazing week as well, and hope you have a great day!

15 Comments on “A Summary of How the Rest of My Trip To NYC Went”

  1. What in the name of all that is good and holy is a “goblin-berry pie”?? It sounds both terrifying and delicious…

  2. A pie party sounds like the perfect way to end your trip. Hopefully you get enough down time to recover from the flight nonsense before the next trip out. Hopefully the trip to California is also long enough to enjoy sights and sun!

  3. The pies sound awesome.
    You made the right choice. The Brooklyn Museum is great and the humidity last week sucked the life out of you.

  4. You gonna be at WorldCon? I’ve got an incredibly silly hat to give you, if you’re still into such things.

  5. Flightaware is great: the service has a good app that lets you track flights and see the ADS-B data (current status, height, speed, location, etc) and you can also track the aircraft that will service that flight, so you can see if it has been affected by delays that might delay you.

  6. We were in Brooklyn back in May. Didn’t get to the museum but the botanical gardens were lovely esp w all the cherry blossom at the time. And we were taken to The Blue Stove who cook the most delicious pies!

  7. Hm, if wikipedia is to be believed: The earliest known usage of ‘big apple’ appears in the book The Wayfarer in New York (1909), in which author Edward S. Martin writes:

    Kansas is apt to see in New York a greedy city…. It inclines to think that the big apple gets a disproportionate share of the national sap.

    Not sure what the context is. Sounds like how rural republicans today complain about inner city welfare queens, even though most urban states pay in more federal taxes than they get back, and rural states actually get more federal funds than they pay in. If “sap” is taxes, then Kansas gets a better deal than the Big Apple.


    a sports writer started using the term for new york in the 1920s.

    Someone wrote a song called “the big apple” in 1930s


    I didnt hear it explicitly refer to new york in the lyrics, but it would have put the term into peoples awareness if nothing else.

    Tldr: language is weird.

  8. The airport at Charlotte is a real thigh-slapper as you’ll usually find yourself hustling from one side of the sprawling facility to the other so as to get in the boarding line for your connection with moments to spare.

  9. I loved that “Infinite Blue” exhibit! We saw it when we were there for the David Bowie exhibit (now, sadly, closed).

  10. Jim C., A goblin berry pie is made with raspberries and blackberries in a Dr. Pepper sauce!
    M.A., I will not be at WorldCon but I do really love hats!!
    madeleinerobins, it’s basically just sugar and cream, like a custard pie, really. If you look it up you can find a million and one recipes for it!

  11. I should have posted earlier of nice places to visit in NYC.
    The New York Federal Reserve bank gold deposit vault requires planninlg to visit. They got to run a backgroud check.
    The elevator goes so deep you feel a noticable temperature shift. The vault looks like nothing like what was depicted in the Die Hard movie.
    The tour is about an hour, but well worth seeing more gold then is in Fort Knox. Other countries store their gold in this The most surprising part is that the rental of a cell is free.
    The steps at Columbia University is a great spot to sit and enjoy the sun and watch people.
    Find an ethic food restaurant that you can not find locally, eat there.
    See a Broadway musical, there is just intangible about Broadway.

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