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Frrrozen Hot Chocolate . . .

Waking up to the expected rainy day,

NYC Rainy Day

after another nice breakfast here at the hotel, we laid around the room for a couple of hours, waiting for The Met (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) to open. Then we Ubered over to the other side of Central Park to The Met.

There we made a beeline to the 2nd floor and the Nineteenth Century European Paintings area, Vincent Van Gogh, in particular.

Some of the display paintings we had seen before, in the traveling exhibit that visited Houston a while back. Others we had only seen as reproductions in museums in London and Paris.

Van Gogh Irisis

Van Gogh Wheat Field with Cypress

And of course, one of our two favorites, the other being Starry Night, Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait in a Straw Hat.

Van Gogh Straw Hat

Starry Night is part of The Met’s 16 work Van Gogh collection, but is out on loan right now.

Unfortunately Jan forgot to bring her T-Shirt, that pays homage to Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait, his Sunflowers, and of course Jan’s love of cats.

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We also took in several other very interesting exhibits that I’ll talk about in another blog.

Next up, we again took an Uber, this time over to Serendipity, a restaurant on Jan’s long-time Bucket List.

I’ll elaborate more later about our meal, but you can’t eat at Serendipity without trying, or in this case, splitting one of their World-Famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolates, the Peanut Butter version.

Serendipity Peanut Batter Frozen Hot Chocolate

This thing is enormous, delicious, and both hot and cold at the same time.

WOW!

And after we took a group photo for the family at the next table, they took one of us.

Serendipity Jan and Greg 3

Tomorrow we’ve got about a half day left before we head back to Houston about 4:55, getting into Hobby a little after 8pm.

We’ve had a blast!


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Subways and Ferry’s and Roses! Oh My!

Today was another long, busy day, starting with the breakfast buffet here at the hotel, then an Uber to the 911 Memorial, a subway ride, a ferry ride, another subway ride, a walk in the park, and another Uber back to the hotel.

The about 5:30 we took an Uber down to Chelsea Pier 61 for our Bateaux Holiday Lights Dinner Cruise, which went from 7pm to 10.

Jan on NYC Dinner Cruise

We had great views, great food, a great band, and a fantastic time.

And Jan got roses since this was pretty much a Anniversary celebration, delayed from this past September.

Jan on NYC Dinner Cruise with Roses

And like last night, we didn’t get back to the hotel until almost 10:30.

Tomorrow we plan on spending as much time as possible at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then dinner at Serendipity.

More later.

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