Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Made a new friend at the World's Fair grounds

We met Erika of Endomental on Monday at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadow Park, Queens. NY. We had made the arrangement a while ago and I was so excited to meet up with another blogger face-to-face. A year ago we had met Jan and her husband, Bob in the city.

So there she was calling
out to me, "Mary!"

"Hey, Erika, I can't believe we've finally met!"

She was wearing a red shirt, had her dark hair tied back, was shorter than me. She had a nice smile and enthusiastic way about her. She told me visiting th
e Unisphere was on her "bucket list" so to speak.

Here we are:

Vinny, Mary, Erika

It was hot, so very hot, in the sun that day, so we stopped periodically and bought bottled water.

Here are a couple of other pix:

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The Rocket Thrower, designed by Donald De Lue, was installed in 1964 in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.

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They are working on the fountain all around the bottom of the structure. A really nice park employee told us that the spigots should be ready in a couple of weeks... we'll see.

Click here to read all about the renovations.

The water spouts reach ten feet in the air he told us (see below). I'm going back to see it. I think I'm more excited now than I was in 1964 when I was just a baby... Ah, yes!

Oh and by the way, the Unisphere was installed by U.S. Steel Corporation. It is made of stainless steel and has stood the test of time - 46 years! - magnificently.

Here's the 1964 World's Fair back in the day. I've marked in yellow where we stood on Monday.

Thanks Erika, for meeting us. We had the best time!



Jan said...

How much fun. Isn't blogging a great way to meet wonderful people.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, it is such fun to meet blogging friends! I've met several this summer and It was the most fun ever! What great friends we make through blogging! Sounds as though you guys had a really great time! Have a great day, Mary!


EG CameraGirl said...

That's so cool! Lucky you!

Anonymous said...

This is amazing. A once in a lifetime type of enjoyment trip.

There are a couple bloggers I am hoping to meet up with sometime, even if it takes a few years.

Mimi said...

Great time you had!
It is fun to meet other bloggers "in the flesh". Even as far away as Dublin, I've met two bloggers this past year, Stephanie V from Canada, and Robin from Around the Island, Israel. It was a really fun thing to do.
Glad you enjoyed yourselves, and that the sun shone for you!

Carletta said...

Looking at you all smiling makes me smile!
What a wonderful opportunity for you all and what a great place for the meeting to take place.

Travis Cody said...

That's way cool!

LAC said...

It's so great to meet bloggers! I've met 2 and can't wait for more now that I am out of my shell so to speak.

Leora said...

Very cool, very cool! Love blogger meetups. I think my mother told me about going to the World's Fair. If it was back in 1964, then I was one year old.

Unknown said...

Mary I had such a good time meeting you and your husband. It was a great day!

It took me a week, but I finally got my post up. I had a hard time picking out my favorite shots, and the one of the three of us didn't come out.

Hope to see you again!