Monday, July 29, 2013

{Travel} NYC with my Girl -Day 2

How fun is it to wake up in NYC?  It's kind of surreal and very exciting!
If you want to see how we got there, you can read about it here.
We were ready for another day of city adventures but first...
BREAKFAST!  
The hotel had a free breakfast buffet which was pretty terrific---definitely enough for us, and nice not to have to go out for breakfast.  













Our first destination was Central Park.  Neither of us have really been through the park, we've walked by but hadn't spent any time in it.
 We took the subway and walked a few blocks to the main entrance.  I snapped a few photos on the street.  That glass box on the left in an Apple Store. You take an escalator down to the store.
 I knew we were there when I saw this gold sculpture of General William Tecumseh Sherman.  It's currently being restored, this happened to us on our DC Trip to the Washington Monument.


You immediately feel cooler and calmer when you walk into the park. We passed Central Park Zoo as we were walking in.  It looked like a lot of fun.



 You definitely don't feel like you're in the city when you're in here.
The park is like a breath of calm, fresh air.  It is shady, fragrant and beautiful.
We walked and walked....
and discovered got to see a lot of the landmarks.
I think this is the Conservatory Water.  
We didn't even get to see the whole park because we had other things we wanted to do so we finally turned around and started walking to the Museum of Modern Art.
First we stopped at Bergdorf Goodman  for some shoe shopping  looking-even the sale shoes were out of my budget.
We both wanted to go into FAO Schwartz.  I have fond memories of taking the kids there when they were younger.
You can make your own Muppet now!
Check out this cool Muppet making workshop.  We spent a little time browsing the very busy FAO Schwartz and then  continued our walk to the MoMA.
Our first stop at the MoMA was to see this painting.
Van Gogh (stunning!)
Warhol (exciting!)
Picasso (omg!)
Monet (swoon!)
My feet (what?)
It was a Richard Serra (note the sign) and it was a huge piece of steel on the ground.
Jackson Pollock(eek!!)
We didn't get to the Rain Room (we heard there was a 7 hour wait).
After all that art gawking, we were ready to sit down for some lunch.
We had lunch at Cafe 2 in the museum.
On the left is the Chickpea Salad and on the right is an Antipasti sampling. So yummy!
After lunch we popped into the MoMA store and ended up spending over an hour there. So many great things!  We did a little shopping then took a cab to our hotel.  College Girl had to go back that night but we still had a few more things planned before she got on the train.
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6 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks like such a fun day. I havn't been to central park, your tour was fun. Hugs, Marty

Jules said...

Another fabulous day in NYC....it looks like you were having such a wonderful time! I have got to get to Central Park someday....ut looks absolutely beautiful...paradise in the middle of all that city commotion!

Tamar SB said...

Isn't Central Park fun? I love it in the fall, my favorite time in NYC! So glad you had a great day there!

Bliss said...

I wanna make my own Muppet!!!

Dawn said...

Another great day! I love falling asleep to the sounds of NYC!

Katie said...

Wow! That's a cool Apple store!

Your shots of Central Park are stunning. I love how un city like it is, right in the middle of the city!

Making your own Muppet is a cool idea! I wish they had that when I was a kid!

And the Van Gogh at MoMA is my absolute favorite!

The note of the Richard Serra piece is funny! It seems so out of context, until you realize its a big piece of steel. We walk over those all the time!

The Rain Room sounds cool - but the 7 hour wait does not!

Lunch looks yummy though :)

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