Grand Central Station, view from the Apple Store on the Mezzanine.
Our final day in New York was a lot like most of our other days in New York: Full of walking. But like the other days I’m amazed at what we managed to fit in.
In order to make the morning a bit more manageable tomorrow, we spent some time after breakfast today packing our bags. i was very glad I brought an extra duffle bag as my suitcase would not have held everything now. Then we made our way uptown to Grand Central Station to check it out since our only previous time there had been very rushed as we had to make a connection. Architecturally it is beautiful and it is also amazing as a bustling transportation hub with an abundance of stores and restaurants. We were going to get lunch there but found the amount of noise overwhelming and headed back to the street in search of food.
After lunch we finally found some stamps to mail all of our post cards and then walked up to Bryant Park where we came across a special NY Rangers snow-cone truck – yup, they were giving away free snowcones to celebrate being in the playoffs. We took them up on that, though I think it may have pained Jaime a little bit inside. Then we made our way into the NY Public Library. Sadly the main catalogue and reading room are closed right now, but we did the self-guided audio tour anyways and got to see the original Winnie the Pooh down in the basement and learned a bit about many of the rooms and collections housed in the building.
Jaime loves her gay ice cream.
Continuing our day of being all over the place, we went down to the village to visit The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop because they have a specialty cone named the Bea Arthur and Jaime needed to eat it. Also the softserve was delicious and totally worth the detour.
Then it was back to Central Park to watch roller skaters, eat hot dogs by Bethesda Fountain, listen to various musical performers, and just spend a bit more time exploring.
Something Rotten? More like Something Awesome.
We decided last night that we’d wrap up our time here in NYC by going to see Something Rotten! – a new musical that neither of us really knew anything about. It was so much fun. Tonight for the first time I saw an audience give a single song a standing ovation. There’s a song in the show called “God, I hate Shakespeare” (which made me think about my dear friend Christopher who doesn’t like Shakespeare much either).
Post show we got take-out cheesecake and now we’re back in the hotel room packing up the last of our things so that we can get up very early tomorrow morning and start making our ways home.