Day three in New York was slated to be rainy and gross, but we had plans to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art anyway, so we were unconcerned. After a quick trip to get coffee, we were on our way across the park and at the doorstep when the museum opened in hopes of beating some of the crowd. Mmm, coffee.
Adult tickets are $25, but students get in for $12. Yes, please. First up was a special request from D: the armor hall. We spent approximately seventeen hours in here and it was absolutely freezing. Do I love him or what?
After learning more than I will ever need to know about armor, it was time for the Egyptian exhibit. Egypt is definitely on my short list of places I want to visit.
The place was a madhouse, but the exhibit hall is so beautiful and spacious that it didn't feel all that crowded. We took approximately six hundred pictures, most of which I will spare you from.
By this point we'd been at the museum for about four hours, so we left and went to Shake Shack (ahem, again) for a quick bite. We ate at Shake Shack twice on this trip, and it was so effing delicious. I'm actually glad we don't have one in Pittsburgh because it would be detrimental to my health.
At my request we went to the Frank Lloyd Wright house exhibit, because although I lived in Chicago for three years, I've never actually been inside a FLW house. The one on the UChicago campus, Robie House, was under construction for most of my time there, and it offered a few tours at inconvenient times and of only part of the house for something like $30 each. No thanks. I guess it would be kind of cool to go to Falling Water in Pennsylvania, but it's even more expensive. I have no specific love for Frank but I was kind of interested to see what the fuss is all about, so I thought this would be a good entree. The way the museum had set up the house was perfect, and helped me understand his penchant for flat, low-roofed dwellings that blend into the Midwest landscape.
After a few more hours of culture, we took a break and walked through the park. The drizzle had let up and we found a spot on the grass where we could relax and chat. It was so peaceful to people watch and just sit. It eventually started to rain again and we headed to a little Italian restaurant for a delicious carb- and wine-filled dinner, which was the perfect end to our day.