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Vacation in My Own City

Labor Day weekend looms and Christian is finally home for more than 24 hours (@&*^%!) since mid-July. We plan to celebrate his presence by staying close to home and enjoying some of the sites our fair City has to offer.

If you were visiting New York, what would you like to do?

Some of our possiblilites include:
— The Museum of the Moving Image which is literally right around the corner from our apartment. Coincidentally, they are hosting a special screening of The Thing About My Folks (see yesterday’s entry) and also have a special exhibit on Gumby and stop-motion animation (see my August 27th entry below).

— A cruise on the New York Water Taxi from Hunter’s Point (also very close to our apartment) to Chelsea Piers. The cheap commute allows some of the most beautiful views of the city and the quickest way to the west side pier for an early dinner.

— A day trip to the Bronx Zoo and, on the way home, a stop at the Conservatory Garden. I really want to see the gorilla and butterfly exhibits.

— A visit to the Guggenheim and / or the newly re-opened Museum of Modern Art. I can’t believe I’ve never been to either in all the years I’ve visited and/or lived here.

— One or more of the walking tours available. So many to choose from that I may end up getting bogged down by choices and do none of them as a result.

Then there’s the Cloisters, a Yankees game, locating our apartment from the Empire State Building, any number of plays and who knows what else.