I was able to take a last minute trip to New York a couple weeks ago. Nick had to go there for a week for business and we figured it was a cheap way for me to get out there, so of course I hopped on the chance. I was very nervous about leaving Briz, especially because it was so last minute but luckily we have some amazing family close by that are so generous and were willing to take care of her for a few days.
It was particularly fun because I was able to roam around the city by myself for two days. And then Nick and I had three days together. I loved just walking everywhere, although I would have liked it a bit more had it been slightly warmer. I also think I finally figured out the Subway system! It helped that is WAY more clean than the last time I went (no more vomit or urine smells. horray!) Nick and I were staying in midtown just a few blocks from Times Square and the Empire State Building so I felt like I was close to everything.
One of my favorite things I did was go to the MET. I had never been so I was pretty excited. Being there was a bit nostalgic and reminded me of going to the National Gallery in London. We used to go there and study paintings regularly for our Humanities class. I wish I would have brought something to write with while I was there (plus its nice to sit down cause my feet were getting tired).
Art is amazing to me because it can change over time. I have never had an affinity to Roman sculptures, but I fell in love with them. I also loved all of the Picassos (never thought I would say that) and I saw them in a way that I never had before.
Here are some of my favorites:
A harpsichord from the 1400's. Holy cow.
The front of the MET.
Enough with my thoughts about art. I loved it. Loved it loved loved it. It was such a treat to be here by myself for a few hours. Wish I was in better museum shape so I could have stood twice as long.