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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New York City: Day Two

8:00 am -- We headed down to the shoreline on foot. Our plan was to get our tickets for the Circleline cruise later that evening. We weren't sure how popular the evening cruises are and wanted to make sure we didn't miss out. On the way, we saw a group of people outside the Chinese embassy doing some type of relaxation exercises. I was impressed at how focused they seemed to be. After all, they were not on a quiet mountainside or even in a park. Instead they were on a sidewalk with traffic rushing by, taxis beep beeping.

10:00 am -- We took the bus up to Central Park with plans of going to the Natural History Museum. On the way, we passed by Tavern on the Green (with me finally realizing why it's named as such). The museum is so large, we had to pick and choose which sections to view. That's fine because we plan on going back on our next trip with the kids. My only request was the dinos. It's not everyday that you get to see them you know.



Stego has always been my favorite. Isn't the baby cute?



The ginormous whale.


6:00 pm -- We take the bus back to the water and wait for the Harbor Lights cruise to start. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the city (especially for the first time), to take one of these cruises. Even though it's totally touristy, you get some wonderful views....

and to top it all off, the star of the show....

the Statue of Liberty up close and personal!

9:00 pm -- We jump ship (well, walk calmly off the boat at the end of the cruise). We have exactly two hours to get ourselves to the Chelsea neighborhood for our evening entertainment and grab some dinner along the way. There was a lovely Szechuan restaurant where the moo shu chicken was yummy and the waitress almost gave us a free meal. By mistake, she forgot to give us our check, we practically had to beg for it, and she was extremely grateful to us for our honesty after realizing the mistake. With tummies full, we head over to wait in line with a bunch of 20-something college students at the Upright Citizen's Brigade. What is that, you say? It is a unique improv comedy show. It was well worth the $5 admission price. Both Ron and I passed on the cans of Pabst that were being purchased. Improv always seems so much more impressive and entertaining than the rehearsed "bit".

11:30 pm -- Crash on the bed in preparation for our fun-filled over scheduled Friday.

3 Comments:

  • At 12:01 PM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

    It sounds like the second day was better than the first ;)

    I love the whale. I really need to get over to that museum sometime.

     
  • At 12:26 PM , Blogger His suzy said...

    My mom and I did a boat tour of Chicago (mainly on the river) when I lived there. It was interesting and, like you said, some great views!

     
  • At 1:39 PM , Blogger Roxanne said...

    Bearette- The whale is very impressive. It's true what people say about not realizing how big something is until you're next to it. I like to imagine what it would be like to swim up next to one. Scary but also titillating.

    Suzy- I love the views that you can get sometimes only from the water. And all the city lights are much prettier when they're reflecting off of it too.

     

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