New York Trip: Part 1 – St. John’s University & The Cloisters

New York was amazing! I arrived Thursday evening a bit later than expected. Thunderstorms on the east coast delayed my flight by about an hour and a half. It was after 11 pm and raining, so I didn’t get to see the city at night as originally planned. I did get to spend a little time with my hot & sexy tour guide, Declan Finn, and his family before I crashed. (Who knew that flying was such hard work.)

St. John’s University

Thursday morning, I was tired and skipped morning Mass to sleep in. First on the agenda was a tour of St. John’s University. It is a beautiful campus that has a yummy buffet breakfast. I almost had to be rolled out, I ate so much. The first stop and the only place that I took any pictures was at St. Thomas More Church on the campus. In the entry, there is a mosaic mural on the walls.

The church, which I didn’t take pictures of is round. I am not a fan. The mosaic stations of the cross and statue of St. Thomas More were nice.

The Cloisters

After a bit of scenic travel, Declan and I spent the afternoon at the Cloisters. It is a part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art which showcases medieval art and architecture. The gardens and grounds were just as stunning as the rest of the place. I took a ton of pictures. Here are some of my favorites.

From the balcony is the beautiful scenic view of the Hudson River, the Palisades of New Jersey and the George Washington Bridge.

Supper that night was at a Greek restaurant. I had a delicious meatball special with broccoli & potatoes and a croissant  with hazelnut spread for desert. The leftovers were breakfast the next morning.

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