Three Kids Journey To The Big Apple

Off we were to the big 1

We followed 91 to Massachusetts and then got onto 95. The view from Connecticut was nothing special, but as soon as we got into New York and were heading to the city, the sky scrapers grew, the air got warmer, and you could feel the energy shift. With glee we laughed and listened to our favorite songs. With the support of my two friends and their giggles, we made into the city safely and with minimal stress.. When we got into Bay Ridge and got to park the car, we were ecstatic! Glad to be out of the car, and wonderfully excited for the adventure to begin. It was late, and we were pretty exhausted so that we just had a little food and stayed in. Finally, it set it, it was real, we were in New York City for the weekend! I couldn’t wait to wake up and start the day, so we all headed off to sleep. After a good nights rest, we took a little trip to the car, filled out travel bottles up with yummy water and went out to breakfast. We wen’t to this lovely diner called Emphasis, which was conveniently located right by the subway. We splurged on eggs benedict, omelettes to share and french toast. The wonderfully bubbly waiter would come up to us every time our coffee got lower than half and would refill. After a splendid breakfast we hopped on the subway to Manhattan, to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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We got off in central park and met up with my friend Quinn’s friend Kina. She took us through central park and to the Met, we saw a real Egyptian obelisk on the way, which I thought was mind blowing, until we stepped into the Met.

photo 3 Immediately upon arrival, I told my friends that I had to go be alone to fully savor every painting and sculpture that was there. They understood and off I wen’t exploring one of the biggest art mazes I had ever seen. Every corner I turned there was an amazing painting, or sculpture or drawing. I had never been so surrounded by amazing art that I was actually overwhelmed. I saw everything from, Picasso and Monet, to Miro and Pollock, Matisse, oh Matisse. It was absolutely inspiring, and after 5 hours of a spree through I still felt like I could’ve spent days in that museum. I didn’t take a lot of photos but I took a few, here is my friends on the steps to the Met.

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A few photos from within, mainly I sketched things that I saw in my little travel journal, but a few things really struck me. photo 1 (3)

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The next day I wen’t to the Museum of Modern Art all by my lonesome and had an equally incredible time there! Here is a picture of the piece that inspired me most from the whole trip:

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This was a piece by Maria Martinez called “The Impossible”

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