Published: July 22nd 2012July 20th 2012
...in the form of rain greeted us when we woke up in NYC after our little sojourn in Washington DC which cooled things down somewhat so we didn't complain.
Having been told by Kerrii & Seb what a great movie "Moonrise Kingdom" was (which they'd been to see while they were childfree) we too decided to check it out. Starring Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitell & others, it was an excellent and extremely funny movie. From there we headed off to the Apple Store on 5th Avenue as I had to get something sorted out with regards to downloading photos onto the iPad. Business sure is well in the Apple world if the amount of people in there was anything to go on; it was almost wall to wall people! Anyway I got my problem sorted out which was the main thing.
Then it was off to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) on W53rd, first to have lunch in the cafe there before spending some time going through some of the artworks on its six floors. The place was absolutely crowded. Really enjoyed the experience and I'll definitely be back before we leave. Way too
many treasures to take it all in with just one visit!
Saturday afternoon we took the subway to Queens to see a baseball game; the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the New York Mets. The stadium held 48,000 according to Craig who was sitting next to me and while there were lots of people there it certainly wasn't filled to capacity. There were about 10 people in our group, all friends of Kerrii & Seb's. Seb however wasn't there since the day before he flew to the UK on museum business and will be away for five days. It was great fun to watch - the crowd as much as the game - but I certainly don't claim to understand what was going on. There were some interesting events during the breaks in the game, courtesy of various sponsors. One such game being 'Dance Cam' when cameras picked out the best dancer for a prize; a kissathon being another.
Heading out of the stadium after the Dodgers had beaten the Mets we went to a nearby park before catching the subway home, past the Flushing Meadow Tennis Centre where the US Open will be played next month. It was
there we caught the tail end of some sort of a rally covering issues relating to Wikileaks. But I resisted the temptation to join!
There are more photos below