New York - 27th February
Trip Start Dec 29, 2006
13Trip End Jun 26, 2007
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That weekend I also went to the Metropolitan Museum which is a huge art museum in New York. It didn't just have the modern art, it also had ancient art from the Egyptians and early Christian art which was cool. Unfortunately I was unable to see everything but I plan to go back. I had a picture taken with the Van Gogh painting and I've included. The clouds in that painting are so cool... I just realised I'm sounding like a huge art nerd.
That night me and a couple of the other guys went to 8 Mile Creek Pub to watch the Aussies play NZ at cricket. I just wish I hadn't bothered as I'm still hearing about the NZ win from the kiwi guys. I'm sure they'll stop talking when we win the Cricket World Cup. We then went to a much hyped Mardi Gras party at McFadden's pub. By the way it wasn't like the Sydney Mardi Gras, more like the New Orleans Mardi Gras. Unfortunately it was far too busy and took ages to get a drink. I guess I can't complain though as I got free entry and free drinks.
After putting on at least 5kg in Connecticut and losing about $150 at the casino (over 3 visits isn't too bad), I am now back in New York permanently
Last Friday (23rd February) a group of us went to the My Chemical Romance concert at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, about 1 hour away. We had a great time and the tickets were only USD 35. In Australia the ticket prices would have been about double that.
On Sunday I went to Chelsea Piers which is an area in Manhattan where some old piers have been converted into a huge sporting complex. RSM McGladrey (the guys I work for) agreed to pay for an hour at the golfing range (which takes up the length of an entire pier), an hour at the baseball batting nets, and an hour of ten-pin bowling. I sure felt it the next day as I haven't done any real exercise in over 2 months.