Sunday, March 02, 2008

New York, New York

I have seen this bridge in movies. Haven't you?

We are probably the craziest people alive but we drove into the city today to meet up with my mom and brothers. My brother flew in from Denver yesterday for my birthday, hurray! The drive wasn't bad actually. We went in early enough that most people are either asleep or at church. Leaving was a bit more chaotic since the traffic was heavier but I managed to not get mangled by any taxi drivers or take out any pedestrians. Although it was close a few times. :)

We started at the Natural History Museum. It is huge! We didn't go see all the exhibits or any of the Imax shows either. When we were buying our tickets the gentleman told us the suggested entrance price was 55.50. I said, "Suggested? Does that mean the price is negotiable? I'd like it to be $50 please." He smiled and swiped Dan's credit card. Dan checked his receipt while we were sitting at lunch and we had only been charged $50 after all. If I had known my little comment would have been taken seriously I would have suggested a much lower number!

After we'd all had enough of wandering the museum we headed across the street to Central Park. You know, THE Central Park. There was a playground right there when we walked in. Too perfect. I am such a tourist when it comes to the city seeing as I've only had a chance to explore there once before. It's kind of overwhelming but so cool at the same time. Dan commented that he could live in New York. I don't know if I could handle the stress. I am more laid back than New Yorkers.

Anyway, we had a good time. We left a bit early so Seth wouldn't melt down. Hopefully mom had fun walking around with Karl and Paul after we left. Here a some pictures. Most of the ones inside the museum didn't come out all that well. Low lighting and a bright direct flash don't go well together.

Seth and I in the dinosaur area.

And one more because I liked it.


Amy Y said...

How awesome!
I'm very jealous right now! :)

Scylla said...

It looks like you guys had a great time!

I can't wait for our craft journey!

country mouse said...

Sounds like you had a great time. How wonderful to spend time with family :cD

ellen said...

It was rather wonderful.

Scylla- I too look forward to journeying into the city to find fabric and craft stores.

Amy- Don't be jealous. Just come visit. :)