Sunday, March 28, 2010
Sightseeing in New York - Day 1
On day 1 of our visit we started off taking a stroll through Central park, aiming for the Natural History Museum. Central Park was great, a positive oasis in the middle of a bustling city. The daffodils were just out, and it was just about warm enough to bring people out of doors. The National History museum was as you'd expect, vast and full of stuffed animals (a bit like Emma's bed actually). Interesting enough, but its not really my thing. The kids seemed to like it.
Then we decided to see NY from above. We went to the "Top of the Rocks", 70 floors up at the top of the Rockerfeller center. The views were amazing, and you had a great view of the Empire State building.
We spent a chaotic hour in the M&M store. They know what to charge in there! Two bags of M&Ms for $23!!! OK, so you can select your own color combination, but even so, they all look the same when they are mushed up in your mouth.
For dinner we ate at John's Pizzeria, a huge 2 story warehouse/church type building with 2 brick ovens to bake their wonderful pizzas in. A very busy day with lots of walking, and we were well and truly knackered by the time we got to bed.