New York City – Day 5

Day 5, we woke up at 8am.

By 8:30am we had decided to walk from our hotel to the Museum of Natural History, thinking we would find a place to eat on the way there!

We passed Sarabeth’s and although I wanted to go in, we had decided to try a new place…

We should have stopped…

We sooooo should have stopped…

The only buildings between our hotel and the museum were apartments buildings.

The Dakota being one of those buildings

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What’s with that building you ask? Really?  Even, I, as a French Canadian, knows about this building!  Go ahead, Google it!

We finally arrived at the museum almost an hour after leaving the hotel, sweaty and hungry, just to be told that the museum opened at 10 am and finding on-line that the food outlets within the museums will open at 11am.

Hot-Dog cart it is for breakfast!

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We took the full package for the museum, planetarium, Imax, Frog show, food exhibit and more!

Emily normally ask for art museum, I was expecting to go to MOMA or The Met, maybe even the Guggenheim…. but not this time!  This time we went to the Museum of Natural History.

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Once in, it’s too dark, Emily gets nervous but we managed to keep her interested.

We went to the planetarium, the movie was beautiful and really loud.  Watching a movie on the ceiling was a new experience for both Emily and I.

Emily pulled through and at the end, when it was time to get up and go, Emily just hit her mouth on the chair in front of her.  She didn’t like that at all although it was funny….  for me anyway!

I know, I am a bad mommy!

The air conditioning is so high in the museum that we are freezing.  This isn’t good!

It’s like the world doesn’t know that the A/C doesn’t have to be full on all the time!  I know it’s hot outside but that’s no reason to be this cold inside.

In the room with the whale, Emily started explaining to us the things she learned in 4th grade with Mr. Bauer.  She related to her elementary class in order to manage the stress she was feeling, she found a way to cope!  Way to go Emily!

We stayed at the museum until 4pm at which time, Emily could no longer stay there and wanted out of there.

We were so cold that Jon and I were fine with getting outside for a it.

On the way back, we walked through Central Park to Strawberry field

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The atmosphere there was special, I felt something different!

Back at the hotel, I continued my research into where we should eat Dim Sum in NYC.  We settled on DimSum GoGo in Chinatown.

We had an amazing dinner!

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After dinner, we walked back towards the hotel for a little bit before grabbing a cab!

Back at the hotel, Emily watched “Full house” for a bit and suddenly asked me if we have ancestors…

I guess she pays attention to the commercials too and this ancestry.com commercial was on a lot.

So, as Emily and I discussed ancestors, I noticed her getting a stuffy nose which prompted me to send Jon to get some cold medication.

It’s a good thing we did… as the next morning, Emily had a head cold, thanks to the air conditioning at the museum!!!

Tomorrow, day 6 we will spend half a day in the city and than move to Long Island for the 5p- society conference.

Believe it or not, we still have a couple of things to do so we will need an early start and a late check-out!  🙂

Imagine

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While in NYC, we went to Central Park and found strawberry field and the homage to John Lennon.

Emily stood there and for a moment I imagined…

Imagine – John Lennon

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

Emily has such a great imagination… maybe she is an artist 🙂

She has learned about the Beatles and John Lennon in music class over the last 3 years…

I felt a special energy while in strawberry field… if you’ve been there, did you feel it?