>Em and I went to Manhattan. We had no specific plans, Em wanted to walk around the north end of Central Park, she mentioned the Museum of the City of New York. I love this city. Not only does it have its own museum, the department stores and library have tours!

When we got home, my legs were aching, so I took a bath, as I soaked in the tub, I tried to think of how I would describe this wonderful feeling of the hot water on the sore muscles. I couldn’t come up with the words, all I could think of was ahhh. I had already written some things down to type in here and after my bath I came downstairs to type my blog post, I picked up my note book and this is what I wrote:

I am stopping now to go to bed at 10:38! Can you believe it? I am so beat and I feel like crap. Good night.

When we got to Grand Central Terminal on Saturday we made our usual trek to Central Park, its about a mile*. Its a pretty normal walk for us now. Central Park covers 843 acres, which is 6% of Manhattan. The Park stretches from Central Park South (59th St.) to 110th St. at the northern end (2.6 miles/4.19 km) and from 5th Ave. on the East Side to Central Park West (8th Ave.) on the West Side (0.5 miles/0.8 km).

The museum is at 1220 Fifth Avenue which is between 103rd St and 104th St. It is in a part of 5th Ave called Museum Mile. There is where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is (at 89th Street) and The Jewish Museum (at 92nd Street), neither museum is high on my list of museums to see. We had lunch at a place called Paola’s on Madison. Then we went to the museum. Camera’s were allowed, but not flashes. My camera has a museum setting but some of the exhibits were dark and didn’t turn out well. This is a model of the Half Moon, and cases were glass with black shelves, so if the item being displayed was dark, you can’t really see it in the picture. Some displays however, showed up beautifully. I didn’t make a note of this artist’s name, but he has done a wonderful job combining art and history.

We left the museum and headed to the West side so we could go to the crocs store. We had seen these tables set up before and decided they must be for a charity walk of some sort. We were right, there was an Aids Walk on Sunday between 8:30 and 10:00 am. We walked past the American Museum of Natural History located at 79th Street and Central Park West. We didn’t go in, not on my list of museums I want to see, but I took pictures of the outside, and a statue of Theodore Roosevelt. I also took pictures of lots of flowers in Central Park, Ballfields, Statues and the reservoir, where some of the scenes from Marathon Man were filmed. They are all in the side show. I took out the other pictures so the only pictures there are from Saturday. I also sniffled my way across the park. Stuff is blooming! Next time I will have to remember my Flonase.
*Distances in this post are approximate and courtesy of Google Maps.

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