Yesterday was our first full day in New York City, and also our first full day on the road with no trains or buses to catch. We’ve arrived in New York in 30 degree weather, with thick humidity and regular thunder storms. On our way to dinner the night we arrived, we were treated to a storm (complete with blinding lightning and huge thunder cracks) that rivaled the storm we experienced on our Algonquin Park canoe trip recently. So far, it appears that our rain jackets are the best thing we brought with us.
Yesterday was spent lazily walking through Central Park, with afternoon visits to the MoMA and, of course, the iconic Apple store. The MoMA was fantastic, and it gave us a taste of how overwhelmingly large the museums here can be. We’ve decided that one museum per day is the most we can handle. Today we may check out the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Our hostel is nicely located on west 83rd street, only a couple of blocks from Central Park. But fancy it is not. Thin, grooved mattresses and a lack of air conditioning are foreshadowed on arrival by the incredible paint scheme. I don’t know about you, but nothing soothes my mind quite like this colour of green:
Anyways, the one perk of the hostel is that it has free wireless. So aside from sleeping, the only time we spend in our room is for the occasional photo download or blog post. It is making us look forward to our luxury accommodations onboard the Queen Mary II that much more!