Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

We Are Back!


We are back from our trip back east.  We went on a San Francisco Giants baseball trip to Boston (Fenway Park) and New York City (Yankee Stadium) and it was fabulous!   We were mostly doing baseball things but we had a little time to see some other sites.

One of the highlights for us besides all the baseball (in no particular order) was the Circle Line Cruise which circumnavigates Manhattan Island.  That was really a great tour!  We learned so much about New York from a real New Yorker who was born in Greenwich Village.  He was great!  I’d been to New York City once when I was 16 but we all know that was a long, long time ago so I don’t remember much except I did go up into the crown of the Statue of Liberty.

I haven’t processed any except the one below which is one tiny portion of Manhattan Island shot from the boat, but I’m not exactly sure where this was lol.  I do know that the most iconic skyline view I unfortunately had to photograph into the light due to where the boat was at that time of day.  The pictures didn’t come out the best because of it.  I’ll see if I can do more for them later.

Another highlight was Carnegie Deli…yes a strange highlight for some but we loved it.  Their pastrami sandwich and cheesecake are to die for!  My arteries are hardening from all I ate.  🙂

All in all I think I enjoyed Boston the most.  New York was a bit too busy for me.  Just to compare, the population of San Francisco is about 750K whereas New York City has 8.5M!!!  Seriously I think I was overstimulated there and felt a bit claustrophobic.  Both cities had incredibly friendly people though…at least that was our experience.  We loved that part!  I mean after all…I kinda do enjoy talking.  Shocker I know.  😉

I’m hoping to catch up to all of you in the next day!

City Drama - on Circle Line Cruise

City Drama – on Circle Line Cruise



Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

60 thoughts on “We Are Back!

  1. Their pastrami sandwich and cheesecake are to die for! Yummy

  2. Nice to have you back.

  3. Two wonderful cities on your trip. I’ve been to Boston multiple times … but only once to The Big Apple – so I need to return!

  4. Love seeing part of your trip on social media! Looked like a lot of fun and I bet you wanted another pastrami sandwich 😀 Brilliant shot, lovely cloud cover 👌

  5. Happy settling back in – and wonderful city shot! Xxoo

  6. Great pic. I love the way the clouds look.Nice to know you had a good trip. Sometimes, places do fall short of expectation.

  7. glad to have you back, glad you enjoyed your trip. I have never been to mainland USA… day. My Daughter adore SF and NYC, in fact she is back to to NYC for 10 days soon. Apart from seeing on TV I have never actually seen a Baseball game……..I assume a lot like softball here?

    • Thank you Julie. :). Im not sure if softball where you are is the same as our softball or our baseball for that matter. I love baseball. Such a friendly environment. Unlike football IMHO. I would love to see you if you come to SF. NYC is just too hot, humid and crowded for my tastes. I literally felt claustrophobic at times. Odd I’m such a big place. I adored Boston however. What a great city!! Not sure if I’ll ever make it to Australia. :(. So many places to see and. It enough money to do it. Lol

  8. Sounds like a fine trip. Welcome back Laura.

  9. Welcome home… Keep the air conditioning on. You’ll need it! Go Giants!

  10. Sounds fabulous and a great image! 😊

  11. 8.5 million folk in New York!! – wow I bet it was like being in a tin of sardines!

  12. I’m so glad you enjoyed your trip to our coast. The Carnegie Deli is a stop everyone should make. Good choice!

  13. Really great skyline image, Laura. Nicely done. It looks like you were around the southern tip of Manhattan. It looks like the Staten Island Ferry terminal on the left. Anyway, I always like to see imagery of NYC, one of my favorite cities.

    • Thanks Robin. I haven’t even worked on the pictures except this one. Just resting and catching up around the house. Yes this was the southern end. I loved that circle line cruise!

  14. welcome back and what a skyline!

  15. Laura, “City Drama” suits this picture. I love the dramatic effect of the clouds and skyscrapers together. Big and bold.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  16. If only the Giants had played better…but at least they won last night…now that you’re back!

  17. Welcome back! This is an amazing shot of Boston 😊.

  18. beautiful and looks like you had a great time 🙂

  19. WOW!!! Fantastic photograph and I LOVE the way you edited this!! Your knowledge in the editing rooms I am green over. You are just SO good!! As for NYC I was there once and I have no motivation to return. I was so overwhelmed by the amount of people. Nope, not for me, thank you!! It must be good to be back home! 🙂 ❤

  20. Great blogpost

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