Tuesday, February 22, 2005

New York, New York

This weekend I got to take Amelia to New York City for the first time (my second time). We were in New Jersey for the previously mentioned family emergency, but it turned out to be kind of a neat opportunity. We saw Christo's art project: The Gates in Central Park. I don't know if it was "sheer joy" as the New York Times said, but it was kind of interesting. In some ways it reminded me of shrines in Japan, where Torii gates are lined up togeher. In other ways it reminded me of floating shower curtains. But it was worth seeing.

We also got to Times Square. I've been there once during the day and once at dusk, and it's still just crazy. People everywhere! (Amelia wasn't a big fan of the crowds.) There are so many things to see there, though. We didn't have long in the city (two hour train delay going in) and it's hard to keep track of six little kids--even if there are five adults present--but it was still pretty exciting. I'd like to go back and spend more time there, rather than just running from tourist site to tourist site. We have some friends there, too, who have offered to give us the "real New York" tour. Somehow that makes me nervous: rats, showtunes, and Yankees fans? Hmmm...

I'll try and post more later. I just wanted to get back in the swing of things. Hope everyone had a nice weekend.

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