Sunday, July 13, 2014

New York - Day 6

We got up this morning we went to see the MoMa - the Modern Art Gallery.  Let’s just say it’s not my thing!  I don't understand how they can justify paying millions of dollars for the following: a stick painted orange.  A humongous white canvas - that’s right, nothing on it - a canvas with blotches of paint on it, a white wall that was shot with one air gun, the list goes on and on.  Don't they know millions of people have nothing to eat and that money could be better spent?  On the 5th floor there was actual beautiful paintings - some Picasso, Monet, Mondrian, and I forget the others.  Anyway, left there thinking - not my cup of tea.
We left the MoMa to go do a walking movie tour of Central Park.  Our guide’s name was Stacey - she was quite good.  We walked around while she told us about various movies and tidbits of what was filmed where - with some history about the park mixed in.  I learned that everything in the park is man made except one thing - the rocks.  All the lakes, ponds, streams are man made.

 After our tour we walked back to the hotel.  We are now in a different room as there was a leak from the room upstairs into our bathroom.  This is the second day this happened.  The first day, nothing really happened.  This time, the guy that came to check didn't seem impressed that they hadn’t moved us already.  The girls at the front desk are kind of… I don't know, grumpy?  Their manners need a bit of help.

We checked out our new room - internet still doesn’t work - probably because we are at the end of the hall - so it’s very touchy - it works in one little spot for a few minutes, then it’s gone.  Oh well, no big deal.  I sit in the hall for a few minutes and get everything done. It’s not like I'm spending much time in my room…. how about no time! 

We then went to the Avengers Exhibit at the Discovery Center - same place as the Lego - The Art of The Brick exhibit.  Wow! That was fun!  We got to create identification cards that we used to sign in to do various tests.  It was really well done- and they activities were sort of fun.  We weren't allowed to take any pictures inside - too bad because it was really neat.

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You have to see it for yourself!
After this exciting adventure, we walked to Grand Central Station.  I totally get why they gave it this name - Holy Moly it’s grand alright!  What an amazing building!  It’s absolutely beautiful!

We decided we had enough for the day and we returned to our room, pooped!  Since last Sunday I have walked almost 100 kilometers.  That’s a lot of walking!

Tomorrow will be our last day.  We have nothing planned other than one last run in the park first thing in the morning.  We will spend the day just walking around, checking out little shops and boutiques.

See you tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, sooo wanted to see Grand Central Station when we were there but we ran out of time. Have to go back soon!