Friday, June 22, 2012

Bright Lights Will Inspire You

What to say about our trip? We basically went to as many tourist attractions as possible and tried to soak up as much New York as we could. I want to say that we are the hip couple that goes and sees offbeat things, but there's a reason so many people go to see the tourist-y things. Most of them are pretty cool.

Touristy things we did: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Yankees game, Museum of Natural History, Broadway, eating food from street vendors, etc. I know I left something off the list.

Some pictures:

At the Museum of Modern Art

I searched the entire wall for the rifle shot and then read the plaque that said the "artists" decided to just put the words on the wall and not actually shoot the wall. Lazy! What I should have done: Pondered the artists' deep ironic message that incidentally made me look like an idiot. What I did: Hope the museum didn't pay too much for this particular work of "art."

The most ridiculous tour bus ever

All the tourists were sitting in these sideways stadium seats. Why? I don't know. But it gave them the unfortunate effect of looking like animals in a traveling zoo, being driven through the streets of New York for our viewing pleasure. Trust me, you cannot look at this bus in person without laughing.

Non-touristy things we did: Chinatown foot massages. So painful, yet the results.... Also walking the Highline, a favorite from our last trip. Oh yes, and the New York LDS temple. That's about it. We were really very tourist-y tourists.


I have a bunch of pictures, but there are two that really encapsulate our whole trip, taken at the Natural History Museum.

Picture 1:

Picture 2:

 You see?

And best of all, I got to come home to these two characters!

When I gave Sammy the little Yankees hat /bowl that we ate ice cream out of at the baseball game, I expected Cici to freak out...instead she just ran over to their kitchen and stuck a bowl on her head to match Sammy's.

More travels to come! And after checking out three bonsai books from the library I have concluded that buying a bonsai right now is not a good idea...they don't like to be moved, and much like the problem with owning a dog, I would need someone to look after it every time I traveled. I like my fairly portable lifestyle. I guess I'll have to wait until I'm old, maybe wheelchair-bound or bed-ridden.


Job and Rachael said...

What a great trip! We love NYC, it is such an awesome city. And the touristy things are important to do, we like them too :)

I love Cici's good attitude and inventiveness. It helps to be that way when you have siblings ;) So cute.

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