NYC TRIP Pt 1: A Sunday in the City
In New York we had both weekends on either end of the competition week to spend enjoying the city. I’ve spent plenty of time in NYC before so we avoided the most touristy of activities but did make sure to visit some favorites.
Meet Debbie, an up and coming Audrey Hepburn (can’t you see it?) and my roommate for the trip. We started Sunday morning off a little late with church at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints temple complex on Columbus Ave. It catches me a little off guard every time I see the temple in the middle of a bustling city. They have five feet of steel reinforced concrete to keep all the noise out (although the 32 children under the age of two in the congregation provide plenty of noise on their own – but they’re adorable so we forgive them :).
Following church we headed to a local cafe for Sunday brunch and good conversation (and escape from the bitter cold that was NYC that weekend). We spent the rest of the afternoon strolling through Central Park and taking in as much of the MET as a few hours would allow.
|Those 32 babies I was talking about have to get to church somehow – they call it “the parking lot”|
|yes, it tasted as good as it looks|
|freezing in central park|
|beautiful Tiffany stained glass window in the MET|
|the greek and roman collection took me back to living in Italy|
|and a little gossip girl for you – steps of the MET|
For a Sunday in NYC it was as peaceful as we were going to get.
What are your favorites parts of NYC?
Are you a sucker for art museums too?