Monday, February 16, 2009

Natural History Museum

President's Day...did anyone see us on Martha today? We DVR'd it and we were totally on there! Nice.

We went to the Natural History Museum today to see the butterflies. Sounds exciting, doesn't it? Well, it was pretty cool.

We arrived a bit early, thanks to my stellar planning and a tendency to leave too early, so we stopped by Central Park and the Diana Ross playground. I wonder if she actually paid for that playground to be built, or if she just donated some money to the Central Park Conservancy and got it named after her. As we were admiring the surrounding residential apartments, especially the penthouses on the top floors, we were trying to picture her up there checking out who was playing on her playground. May be a stretch....

We became members of the Natural History Museum, because....well, it's the Natural History Museum, but by going on President's Day, we were joined by all the City kids who were out of school. No problem though, we had a great time despite the crowds.

The butterfly exhibit was pretty cool. They only let in so many people at a time, so you can wander through the pavilion at your own pace, and it's already about 85 degrees inside, so no need for it to get any hotter! There were about a million butterflies (a bit of an exageration) flying around, but none were brave enough to land on us even though we did ask nicely.

On the way back to the car, a fire truck pulled up from it's latest call, and it was amazing to watch it stop, back up into the firehouse, and disappear from sight. The driver had about 3 inches of clearance on each side, but within about 60 seconds, the truck pulled up, backed in, and the door was shut.

I have always prided myself in my parking skills, especially parallel parking, but I have nothing on those guys.

1 comment:

blehkk said...

I've always envied those in New York.....