Friday the 13th 2013 New York–

Central Park - A Park for everyone - plays host to 35 million visitors a year.

Central Park – A Park for everyone – plays host to 35 million visitors a year.

We were off to a slow start this morning after a very busy day the day before. We grabbed the “Uptown” Hop On bus for our days’ tour. We disembarked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You could easily spend a week here but we toured for just a couple of hours. 

The amount of detail that has been preserved is incredible.

The amount of detail that has been preserved is incredible.

The Egyptian display caught our attention and we happily spent two hours looking at the unbelievable displays. When we left we walked across Central Park, stopping for a hot dog lunch at the “Boathouse” café. 
Enjoying our walk through Central Park

Enjoying our walk through Central Park

What a great place to people watch. We continued on across the park stopping briefly at Strawberry Field ( John Lennon) memorial.  We would have liked to stay longer for a better look but the area was loaded with foreign tour buses and the line to the front was a long one.

We grabbed the bus again for another tour through Harlem and got off again, this time at Rockefeller Center and a tour to the “Top of the Rock.”  We crossed over the street to tour St Patrick’s Cathedral

View from the GE Building ( part of Rockefeller Center) looking over Central Park

View from the GE Building ( part of Rockefeller Center) looking over Central Park

but were disappointed as much of the building was being renovated and that certainly destroyed the sanctity of this magnificent church. We started strolling down Fifth Avenue and we went into Sak’s Fifth Avenue where Susan was treated to a mini make over.  A slow stroll back to the condo and a “dinner” stop on the way, completed Day 2.

A pretty lady made even more pretty by the make up artists at Sak's Fifth Avenue

A pretty lady made even more pretty by the make up artists at Sak’s Fifth Avenue