We went to NYC last week.
We went specifically to see Devo in concert, which we succeeded in doing!
It was a fun experience for two middle-agers and a nine-year-old.
But we did so many other things, that I nearly forgot that we went to see Devo in the first place.
We were there 2.5 days. Devo was on the evening of the first full day. Here’s what we did the rest of the time.
Arrival: Way to darn late – but what a view.
We got a hotel one block from Times Square.
In case you’re wondering, we stayed at the Row Hotel.
Day 1: Medieval Museum Escapades
I polled Facebook the day before we left and my friends who apparently know me well suggested that we visit The Cloisters, a museum of medieval artifacts. This was a good call!
Then it became research. Fun research. About 14th and 15th (mostly 15th) century life.
We left The Cloisters and headed toward the main Metropolitan Museum. …With a walk across Central Park.
Then, we enjoyed the Met. I might have focused my attention on the armor. Maybe.
It was a long day of walking. Then the concert.
Day 2: Joining the rest of the tourists.
It was time to do some traditional NYC sight seeing. We hit the important landmarks:
The Statue of Liberty
The Memorial at Ground Zero
By the time we got home (well after dark), my back was killing me. I was happy to lay down for a good night’s rest.
Day 3: Honoring our Navy
We had the better part of the day before our train was leaving, so we took the opportunity to see just one more thing within walking distance of our hotel.
The boy is fascinated with World War II, especially submarines and the sea battles. So it seemed only fitting that we would spend our last morning before catching our train visiting the carrier Intrepid.
The medieval came back with a final blast as we passed the ruins of Bannerman’s Castle at twilight.
It was a great trip. We have tons of great memories, and we’re looking forward to going back again.