Friday, May 13, 2005

NYC Day Three

We got off to a late start today; we didn’t even leave the hotel until just before 10 AM. It must have been that the long day before finally caught up with us. Today the agenda wasn’t as full of destinations. The girls wanted to see Tiffany and Co. So after a stop for breakfast, which consisted of bagels, we were off to 5th Ave and 50th. At first I wasn’t too thrilled with the idea of going to a jewelry store, but in the end it was a pretty cool experience. I suppose that if a man had a lot of spare change, it would be good for him to know how and were to buy designer jewelry. Honestly, I had never seen such ‘bling’ in all my life. Huge diamonds which were so intensely beautiful. Really, it is no wonder women love them so much.

Following Tiffany and Co, we headed up the street 30 blocks, on foot because the girls didn’t want to spend money on a cab, to the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art. We spent the rest of the morning/afternoon there. I was surprised by the size of the place, one look at the map and I knew that there was no way that we would be able to see each exhibit. We decided on Egyptian, Roman, Byzantine, European, Modern, and a photo exhibit that was currently touring. It was great to be able to see some of the art pieces in person that I had studied in High School and intro to Art History class in college. Seeing the works of the masters was truly an awesome experience, one that will not soon be forgotten.

We got home with just enough time to take a short nap before we went to go meet a friend that lives in the area for dinner. We enjoyed a great meal at the Olive Garden, and then it was time to make last minute preparations for the play that we went to see tonight.

Harvey Fierstein played Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. Again, I can’t complain, there is a magic about Broadway that you have to experience to understand! Fiddler will always have a special place in my heart, because that was the musical that we put on my senior year in high school. The revival has some new songs, and I really liked them. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to come visit this great place. What a privilege it was to see not just one, but two shows!

It is again late. Tomorrow at this time, I will be back in Utah… but I will be sure to write of the morning’s doings and the flight home.

My sister and I outside the theatre before seeing Fiddler on the roof.

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