Visiting The Cloisters

The Cloisters by Xenia 8

On Saturday, June 25th, I had the pleasure of taking an early Amtrak train down to NYC to visit the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.  I’ve wanted to visit the Cloisters for well over two decades.  I lived in NYC from the time I was two years old until I was thirty-two, but never went to see the Cloisters at any time while I was living there.  I first heard of the Cloisters when I was in college straight out of high school, and always intended to go see it, but never did.   I was so excited to finally see it, and what made it even nicer is that one of my long time blog followers met me there.  Ann Marie has been a faithful follower of my blog since a few months after I started it.  No matter what, Ann Marie always keeps in touch by either leaving a comment, sending me an email or texting me.  I feel so blessed to have such support from a person who never actually met me until that day at the Cloisters.  When we finally did meet, it felt as if I had known Ann Marie my entire life.  Conversation flowed so easily.  Thank you Ann Marie for your friendship and support of just about everything that I do.  Ann Marie normally works on the weekends, but took off to visit the Cloisters with me. Continue reading →

Benedict Cumberbatch as HAMLET

cumberbatch hamletToday I went to see Benedict Cumberbatch perform on stage in London as Hamlet.  I am not in London, but I sure wish I was.  National Theatre Live is streaming this play in theaters all over the world.  Click on National Theatre Live to look up what movie house near you is streaming this awesome play.   The experience this after noon was brilliant and engaging. Continue reading →