Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Day in the Park with Maiki

Central Park with Maiki

Yesterday afternoon I met up with my friend Maiki for an afternoon in Central Park.  Maiki, who likes to be called Mike, is from Hawaii! She's in New York with her family and called me up to see if I wanted to hang out.


Central Park with Maiki

I met Maiki at her hotel and we walked through Central Park to the zoo.  There was a big snowstorm in NYC just after Christmas, so the park looked like a winter wonderland.  Maiki was so funny- she'd never been anywhere so cold before and she kept telling me how cool it was so see all the snow.



Central Park with Maiki

Once we got to the zoo, we had to check out the sea lion tank. It was feeding time, so the keepers were throwing fish to the sea lions. Did you know they swallow them whole?


Mike and I walked all through the zoo, but most of the animals were inside.  It's a good thing I have a membership or I would have felt badly about spending money to see only a very few animals.  The red panda, Amaya, wasn't out, but we did see one of the snow leopards.  Even the polar bears were hiding- but we did catch a glimpse of them in the corner of their enclosure.

Central Park with Maiki

There is a pretty little stream running through the zoo. Mike took a picture of me next to it. I thought about being one of those people who call themselves "polar bears." They go swimming outside in the middle of winter. Pretty tough, right?

Central Park with Maiki

There are big sculptures of eagles all around the sea lion pool. We decided to climb on one to see the view. We were queens of the zoo!

Maiki on the subway

After the zoo, Maiki walked me to the subway so I could go home; she walked back to her hotel.  We had a great day hanging out together.  And guess what- she asked me to come visit her in Hawaii!!!! Isn't that cool?

8 comments:

  1. I love your Ugly doll had Inky!
    Your pictures are so pretty :) Maiki is so pretty! You're really lucky she invited you to Hawaii!!

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  2. Hey-where did Mike get her jacket?I looove it along with your hat!!!

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  3. Ohhhhh it is so fun to have friends/family come and visit .. looks like you guys had a ton of fun together ..

    I too love your ugly doll hat .. Reeses our Shadow Pooka got us each an ugly doll for christmas this year ..

    Kelsyee

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  4. Salut, Inky!
    Wow...it looks like you and Mike had a blast! I'd love to visit NYC right about now. I'm very homesick for Lille; I'm quite the city girl.
    Your Ugly Doll hat is very cute, too.
    Thanks for sharing your adventure!
    Sabine

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  5. Glad you and Mike had fun! The pictures are so lovely... I'm jealous of all the snow! I also love your ugly doll hat! Very cute!

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  6. you guys are so fashionable. i love maiki's coat!

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  7. Where did you get your adorable Ugly Doll hat?! I love it!

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  8. Hi Cate,
    My uglydoll hat was custom-made for me.

    Love,
    Inky

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