|At the Natural History Museum|
|Taking a walk at The High Line|
On Thursday, I wasted no time taking a run in Central Park. we started the day at the Museum of Natural History. In the afternoon, we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
I spent my time in the new America wing. I could have spent all day there. They had portraits, landscapes, historic paintings, furniture arranged by period and all types of pewter, glass and ceramic dishes. My favorite part there was the visible storage area, which was just rows and rows of stuff arranged by categories. Think anyone would notice if I borrowed a tea set?
|Temple of Dendur|
I also checked out the Egyptian wing, because I love all things Egypt. The Met has the Temple of Dendur, which is amazing simply because of the scale and detail of the temple, which was reconstructed as accurately as possible.
On Friday, we got down to business and went over to the United Nations for the work event that brought me to New York. It was a long day with fantastic food. We ended Friday in Times Square, which is always better by night.
Before I headed out of town, I saw Newsies: The Musical. It's getting a ton of buzz. I thought the music, character development and choreography was awesome, but there was a love story plot line that seemed very forced. The '80s kid in me loved it, but the cynic adult in me wondered what will happen when it comes out of previews.
All in all, it was a great trip, but I'm glad to be home. Some puppy face went on a hunger strike while I was gone and I have a ton of stuff to do at work and around the house. So today, it's back to the grind, but at least I have amazing weather to welcome me home.