New York City
Trip Start Aug 27, 2005
76Trip End Jan 31, 2006
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We just wandered after arriving. We saw a wedding in Central Park. Or wedding photos in Central Park at least. This is only one of several wedding parties we saw.
Dinner: Italian Place near the hotel. We just wandered until we saw something that looked good. Dinner was wonderful. We did not order dessert because we'd eaten enough. The waiter did not think we should leave without dessert so he comped us a tiramisu. We could not have asked for a better introduction to New York
We spent the day in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dinner was at Bathazar. Linda, Marie's sister, recommended this place, and Jeff wanted to try it because the owner is frequently featured on the Wine of the Time. Expectations were met.
We visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Grand Hall on Ellis Island. A fitting place to visit as we embarked upon our own immigrant experience.
Dinner was at a local Pizzeria near NYU recommended by Linda--again the food was amazing.
We arrived back at the hotel to learn that someone was supposed to be trying to blow up the NY subway. We learned that we'd been in the station targeted but noticed nothing. We just learned that the heightened alert was a White House ruse designed to bolster Bush's poll ratings.
What trip would not be complete without a pilgrimage? Jeff marks his pilgrimage by visiting the dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Bob, our guide to the America Museum of Natural History in front of the famed Irish Elk, which is neither Irish nor an Elk. Bob lead us on a three hour "highlights of the fossils" tour, which concluded with an introduction to Bob's wife of five plus decades below the great blue whale. I am not sure if we learned more about Bob and his relationship with his wife or about the fossils. We have one recommendation-if you go to the American Museum of Natural History go on one of Bob's tours.
Dinner: We grabbed deli sandwiches for the train ride to CT. The train car we got in was not air conditioned and it was hot and humid. About half way to CT Marie checked the next car and found we had been sweating for nothing.