Saturday, June 29, 2013

New York, New York --- Day Two.

After a pretty packed Saturday in Manhattan, we decided to make our second day in the city a little more relaxed, so a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a yummy lunch were all we needed before taking the train back home.
Boy, there's nothing quite as stale and stuffy as a subway stop in the summer!
Always a fan of the Egyptian displays---and you know what else I'm a fan of? FREE admission to the Met for military and their dependents too (sure, the admission price is a recommended donation, but they give you the stink eye if you don't pay the full amount)! So we saved $100 in admission over our weekend in NYC!
Selfie in thousands of years old Egyptian mirrors!
Temple of Dendur
We were lucky to be at the Met during a special exhibit of The Boxer. Absolutely amazing.
That sweet husband of mine, he took turns with me carrying my purse---and the camera in it---so my shoulders could have a break. And he was rockin' it.
Preemptive blister wrapping. But I think I survived! And before you say "why don't you just wear tennis shoes or something?"--no. I will not. my feet get too dang hot, and I just won't do it!
For lunch we decided to go to the increasingly popular Shake Shack---ya know, we read all these reviews about how average it was and its just a hot spot for tourists and real New Yorkers wouldn't actually eat there. But hey, there's nothing wrong with being a tourist! Sure, we may not go to Times Square or Rockefeller Center or Tiffany's every time we visit NYC, but there's nothing wrong with wanting to see those things once in your life. So we walked in to Shake Shack, heads held high and camera in hand, and we enjoyed every last bite of our Shack Burger and peanut butter milkshake.
Holy Moly, just looking at this makes me want another one all over again---and lucky for me, there's a Shake Shack 50 minutes away from us in New Haven! The menu is simple, but they know what they're doing at Shake Shack.
After a busy weekend and another train ride back to Groton, we were more than happy to crawl into bed, share an iconic Black & White Cookie with a cold glass of milk, and sleep like there's no tomorrow! 

Our next adventure: Fourth of July in Boston!

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