Monday, May 11, 2009

UN Visited Today

But sadly the camera was forgotten...

It was a perfectly crisp, clear, gorgeous day in the Big Apple. My sister Annie, bless her heart, loaned us her fancy hybrid SUV to drive into the city in luxury and comfort. After some Monday morning quick home study, we piled in to the car and headed for Midtown East and a tour of the United Nations. "Boring," notes Kim, never one to screen her true feelings. The rest of us, however, were more inspired. Even though parking ran $30 for 2 1/2 hours (hey... its New York City), it was fun to be surrounded by the international community that dominates the UN neighborhood and we enjoyed learning about the organization's current efforts to promote peace and wellbeing for people throughout the world. While clearly not perfect, it does seem essential that we have a body for communicating about global issues with the 192 member nations. Climate change and food security are key topics.


Anonymous said...

wow you're in NYC! What's your ETA?

Anonymous said...

I meant to say, What's your ETA to the Shelburne Bagel Store?!