Saturday, June 9, 2007

Day 3

Today I opened my eyes at 6:30am. I rolled back over and kept snoozing until around 9:00am. I finally got the strength to get up and shower. We discussed the things we wanted to do today and we hailed a cab for Macy's. We toured the old establishment and went through all seven floors. Abbie told me that Gimbles use to be across the road. They were the main competition in the movie "A Miracle of 34th Street". We made our purchases and grab a cab and went to the Sheraton where Microsoft was having demonstrations of their new coffee table computer called "surface". It was amazing seeing what all it would do and where they want to take the technology. From there we made our way to the Museum of Modern Art Store and then the Museum of Modern Art. We checked our bags and toured the museum. Although it is impossible to see all the museum in one day, we did see most of it. We started with the sculptures of Richard Sienna. He really put together a lot of junk. I can't believe they called it Art. I would have to say the big sellers for the Museum are the paintings, furniture pieces and the products they selected to represent modern design. Mostly they had modern colors, materials and clean seamless design. After we left the Museum we went to Tiffany's, Bergdorf Goodman and FAO Swarzers. At Bergdorfs we saw 1500 dollar sweaters, 800 dollar sweaters, both cashmere. We saw a 2700 leather coat and we smelled some 800 dollar cologne. The sample box of three fragrances was 280.00. A little too rich for our blood. We left Fao Swarz and took a cab to Fossils and then walked back to the room. Our feet really hurt from all the walking. When we made it back to the room. We relaxed for about an hour and then we headed off on foot to Grand Central Station. It was phenomenal, both inside and out. People take the train to Grand Central Station from northern areas. Again we were back in a cab and off to see the second musical we had scheduled for the visit. We stopped by the Carngie Deli first for dinner. We should have split something. We got two huge sandwiches. I ended up eating the meat out of mine. I thought I was going to choke. Abbie ate half of his. After dinner we went to see "Wicked". It was fantastic. The music was riveting, the story was clever and the dialogue was very clever. I really find myself marveling at the set designs and the set changes they make throughout the piece. It was really good. We both enjoyed it. It lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. It seemed like it started and it was over in no time. It drew you in and kept you the whole time. I am glad that I got to see it. After we went to the Virgin Megastore, where Abbie brought the sound tracks for "Wicked" and the "The Drowsy Chaperone". We then walked back to the hotel stopping briefly at Duane Reades for chocolate and beverages. We have discovered that Banana Republics, TGIF and Duane Reades are everywhere we go. Anyway it has been a great trip. We have definitely experience a lot of New York and I have gotten more comfortable being here. psh

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