Day 4

Today we went to the Met.  Jesus, it was huge.  Got there around 11, and Jason and I both decided we were hungry.   Decided to Urban Spoon it, because I couldn’t find anything interesting in my guidbook that was close by.  Ended up eating at the Lexington Candy Store, which isn’t a candy store, but an old fashioned diner.  Had the tuna melt on rye, with a “real” soda coke.  Very good.  So we headed back over a couple of blocks to the Met, and .  started our exploration.  Hit the Egyptian section first, then went through the Medieval arts to the Arms and Armour room.  Very cool examples of of armour, both European and Asian.  Next went to the new American Wing, saw several cool scupltures.  Then we hit the European Scuplture Gallery.  Upstairs, we toured the small Modern Art section.  Several works by Pollack and Warhol.  After dodging a class full of kids (all sitting on the floor, it was tough to get through), we went to the 19th Century European Masters area.  Lots of Picasso, Manet, Monet, Degas.  Very, very enjoyable.  Next thing I knew, it was 4:30, and we had to go.  I could have very easily spent a day or more there.  Came back to the room for a bit, to drop our stuff off, then it was onto the E train out to Queens for dinner.  Ate at a small Greek place, had the lamb.  Very delicious.  Wandered the commericial area there, they had a nice little bakery, every thing looked good, I was just too full. Stopped by a bar called Dirty Pierre’s for a couple of beers, and decided to call it a night around midnight, since we still had a half hour train ride back into the city.

Tomorrow — MOMA and a meetup with a bunch of friends.