Thursday, December 08, 2011

A Beautiful Day in the City

Yesterday we did a bit of walking in the rain.  I took the kids to the Brooklyn Children's Museum, which we went to last year, knowing they would really enjoy it.

We made a Target stop on the way back and there was an organization providing safe child cards to parents. I told them we weren't local but they didn't care. Supposedly, if they were ever lost, this would make it easy to issue an amber alert. It also, puts them at a disadvantage if they choose a life of crime - since their fingerprints our now in the NYS Criminal Justice Service Database! Hopefully that won't be an issue....

We were all pretty soaked on the walk back to the hotel.

This morning we are resting, but shortly we will be taking the train into Manhattan. When planning for this trip I came across an article in National Geographic about the reopening of the newly renovation Art of Arab Lands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and really wanted to go. Knowing that the kids would probably hate it, I determined not to spend the money. I didn't feel like I would get my moneys worth if their lack of enthusiasm caused me to have to leave after only a couple of hours. God's face was shining on me because on Sunday while at the American Museum of Natural History with friends, I spotted a partial city pass booklet laying on the floor by the elevator and lo and behold one of the remaining tickets was for the MET! So, today is the day. So not only do I get to go to the MET today for FREE, but the sun is shining and it's a great day to walk through Central Park on the way!

Metropolitan Museum of Art entrance NYC
Image via Wikipedia
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