Mother’s Day in the Park

We couldn’t have asked for better weather on Mother’s Day in NYC. The temperature hit 80, which was almost too hot for a family still adjusting from Seattle weather. We started the day with a Fryman scramble at Fry Lodge. Ruby made the bouquet (pictured) for the table. Next, we headed to Central Park to check out the Japan Day celebration. We didn’t know what to expect exactly, but we did not anticipate the crowds – the park was more crowded than a Tokyo subway at rush hour. So, we took a pass on standing in hour-long lines to wait for gyoza and okonomiyaki, and headed to the Conservatory for hamburgers instead. Followed by ice cream, of course.

The most interesting part of the day was when Kristine and the kids were accosted by a young woman, who told them she was on a birthday challenge/scavenger hunt. One of her challenges was to hug 25 strangers. Kristine demurred.

Not a bad Mother’s Day overall. We love you, Kristine.




About Tim Fry

Tim is a global communications consultant. He has a background in storytelling, opinion research, brand campaigns and product launches for clients big and small. He has been recognized with several industry awards, including Ad Age’s “40 under 40” and PR News' "15 to Watch." Tim has a bachelor of science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. When he's not helping people tell their best stories, you're likely to find him riding his bike, kayaking or catching Dungeness Crab on Lopez Island, WA. He can be reached at
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