Hot in the City
Trip Start May 31, 2007
16Trip End Jun 11, 2007
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Well another day is in the books. It has only been 2.5 days and yet it seems to us we have been here for a week we have seen so much.
This morning we started out early. Heading to the South West Corner of Central Park where we took a long walk to The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met). The Park is one of the nicest we have ever seen. On the way we had a bit of a fright though. Korinne spotted to squirrells very high in a tree fighting and suddenly they both fell. It must have been 30 feet. Right on to the paved path. SPLAT! The sound was aweful. But happily the two got up and ran away. I man approaching saw us gasp and said it happens all the time. The speed it happened and the sound the squirells made hitting was a little scary, especially after hearing first hand accounts of 911 suicides the day before. But no animals were hurt so all is ok.
There were litterally hundreds of dogs walkers in the park. They through there chase balls in the fountain and the lake. So many happy dogs and all off leash and not one incident (not including a dog shaking on people) hahaha. It was a lot of fun to see.
Here is a picture on the famous bridge in the park. It has been in hundreds of movies and most recently Spiderman 3. It is the bridge where spiderman (peter) proposes to Mary Jane.
There were many baseball diamonds in imaculate shape with rich kids playing little league baseball. By the time our walk was done it was already VERY hot at 9:30am.
Off and into the Met. It is hard to express the size of this museum. 2 million square feet and 2 million pieces of art. If you jogged for the entire day through the building you would not see it all. We walked around a bit and then went on the highlights tour. Amazing to say the least and definatley overwheling. We were feeling pretty tired by this time and went out for a walk down Madison Avenue on the upper East side. We got a slice of pie and I got a pistachio cupcake from Dean & Duluca a upscale deli. Both were good.
We then stopped in at the Guggenhiem museum which is best known for its spiral building design by Frank Lolyd Wright. It was not anything rave about inside. Lots of Picasos and frankly I like my women with 2 eyes and in the right place. The people looking, interested me more, there was the tired tourist (us included), the dragged along bored husband, the know it alls (who knew nothing), the snotty people and finally about 2 people who knew about art hahahhaah.
It was so hot and we were so tired we took the subway to Times Square. Not to be rude but it smelt like urine there very bad. Amazing amounts of people and even more Big screens than the last time I was there. A total tourist trap. But you need to go there and see it once in the day and at night., We will see it at night when we go to a few performances there. Came back to the hotel to get some liquids into us and rest.
It was then time for supper and Comedy at Carolines with Charlie Murphy (Eddy Murphy's Brother). Our supper was ok, but nothing special and on the high side for price but we pretty much expected all of that. Once seated in the theatre we were dead centre from the stage about 12 feet from the mike. Best seats in the house. As the show started we heard someone yell Rosie! Rosie O Donnal was there and went on stage to try out some new material. Wow! That was pretty cool. She did about 10 minutes and was very funny. We were lucky! There were 4 more comedians including our headliner Charlie Murphy. They all were good but we liked the guy before Charlie Murphy better and Rosie too..
After the show we walked Times Square at night. Tourist city and what crazy gaucking crowds. But at times we were two of them. The lights and HUGE and I MEAN REALLY HUGE crystal clear screens were amazing. The new Rider Stadium tv that I like so much seems like a black and white 13 inch in comparison.
That's it for today. Tomorrow We shop and see the lower eeast side.
Talk to you then.