New York City - Days 3 and 4

Day 3 in New York included the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim, both on the upper east side. It was a pretty rainy looking day so the museum thing was a good choice. It was also killer hot outside so we also appreciated the air conditioning. For lunch we hit up the hahla cart outside the metropolitan museum. It was surprisingly good. It's also amazing how many choices that pack into one cart. That said there are about a dozen different carts all parked right in front of the Metropolitan Museum so you’re bound to find something you’re interested in.

In the evening I went out for another walk to take some photos. I didn’t go far just in the around around Harold Square. It was a warm evening so there were lots of people out and about hanging around the park. I found it interesting that stores in the area were open to 9 or 9:30 when I’m used to things in Toronto closing around 7 during the week.


Day 4

On Day four of our trip we went up town again to the American Museum of Natural History which is on the west side of central park. This place is large and super confusing to navigate. There is an app that is said to use GPS to guide you around. It installed it using the free wi-fi but it couldn't locate me and didn’t work. The app has good reviews so I have to assume it does work most of the time for people. We saw the Dark Universe show which was also worth the time. It’s narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson who you might know from the new Cosmos tv show. The dinosaur exhibit of course is what the place is best known for and it is well put together. However I felt that some of the exhibits haven’t been updated in a really long time and could use some attention. Also a lady in the gift store told me “I hope you feel better”. I guess she thought I wasn’t feeling well because I was using a wheelchair? It’s people like this that drive me crazy.

For a late lunch we walked over to the near by Shake Shack. It was pretty good but honestly no better than Smash Burger was on day one. There was also quite a line to get into the place, but it moved quickly.

In the late afternoon I stopped in at the 5th Ave. Apple store and FAO Swartz because it seemed like the thing to do. Both the stores are huge and crazy just as you expect them to be. Also yes the Apple store here smells the same as all the others, is that a thing?