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courtyard by Marriott NYC
We started out the day taking the #6 Subway, Uptown (yes, I was singing Billy Joel the whole way). A bit rushed and hurried...but isn't that all New York??? We finally found the Metropolitan Art Museum. (oh, we found Best Buy first,,,bought a new toy...a little video recorder - very cool) Starting out in Ancient Egyptian Art was a little tough. Kids (and me) were not very excited about it. We wanted to see the Picasso and Van Gogh stuff. Passed through the [inapproprietly dressed] sculptures where Ben decided he wanted to take pictures! Finally found the Modern and Contemporary Art section. They have a big display of Picasso right now. We were bummed that our favorite pictures of his were not in the collection. Nor was Van Gogh's Starry Night. I did like the Monet's though. ( That concludes my complete knowlegde of art. )
Then we were starving so we had another NY hot dog at the vendor right outside
We rented a row boat! But only 4 could go in it at a time, so Phil rowed the kids around the pond. I got to take pictures of a bright red cardinal and a big white stork(?) flying high over the city!! Needless to say, I was a happy girl. There was also a huge fountain with a tunnel that was decorated so extravagantly! A family of 8 + a bass player were singing in the tunnel with amazing accustics! I had to bring Phil and the kids to show them. They had the most beautiful angelic voices - singing Amazing Grace & Overjoyed (Stevie Wonder). A couple dressed in fancy white African attire were dancing in the middle. Only in NYC.
We took the subway back to the hotel. Stopped for ice cream at the candy store! Yum! Then got dressed up for the play.
Hopped in a taxi to get to the Theater District to see Mary Poppins at the New Amsterdam Theater. Can I say AMAZING too many times??? All the detail in the theater was mind boggling. Gorgeous and ornate! And what a wonderful play!! The kids were mesmerized! The acting! The singing! I bought the CD, so we'll be singing Chim chim chimmeny all the way back to TO.
We got home by 11:00....bushed again. Tomorrow we head back to Washington DC for a few days. We catch the train around 10:30 am. It's 12:20 am right now...I'd better download the pictures and get to bed!