But the trip wasn't a total waste. I finally got the chance to visit the Central Park Zoo, which I've been meaning to for years. Only about a 20 minute walk from my hotel, I got to the zoo right before they opened. I had some nice quiet time to myself to walk around until the school groups showed up in hoards. Luckily by that time though, I had taken in all in and it was time to leave.
The zoo itself is pretty small, nestled in Central Park. I spent a moderate amount of time at each exhibit, but in all I was only there for about an hour. But the exhibits were still impressive; a little more modern than I imagined. A large sea lion pool in the center of the zoo, a large grizzly bear mountain, a penguin house, and a tropical aviary to name a few. Unfortunately I didn't have my zoo bag on me but I survived. What I wouldn't give for a zoo in walking distance from my bed!
I have a few weeks to get back to normal and work on the quilts and afghan in progress. But, as I looked at the calendar today - only 3 weeks until Comic Con! Now I need to factor in some time for meditation/relaxation before the craziness begins!