I cannot believe how quickly time is flying by this summer! It is crazy to think I only have a few weeks left before I must say goodbye to this amazing city and head back to our safe little “bubble.” With time passing by so quickly and me typically spending the weekends outside the city visiting friends, I really wanted one full day to enjoy everything that NYC has to offer all by myself. Last Saturday I made plans to go on a bike tour of Central Park for the day however, when I woke up that morning and it was pouring down rain, I opted for the next best thing: the American Museum of Natural History!
To be honest, the subway still terrifies me and I try to avoid it at all costs. I am thankful enough that my internship is only a mile away so I walk to work everyday. Because of my fear of the subway system and the proximity of my internship office, I really only utilize subways on Mondays for class. With the rain coming down, there was no way I was about to walk 2 miles to the museum so I decided to overcome my fear and take a subway to the museum. After pulling up HopStop, I successfully got off the first subway and made my way to the second train I had to take to get me uptown. I ended up waiting for a good 30 minutes for the next local C train before I gave up and decided to hop on the next C express train… Needless to say that was a bad idea because I ended up in Harlem (or at least I think it was Harlem) about 40 blocks north of where I needed to be! Not knowing where I was and with no working cell service, I jumped in a cab.
Well, I was not the only one who decided that a rainy day called for a museum. Once I got there, the line was out the door and wrapped around the block! About 20 minutes later I finally made it inside with only 4 minutes to spare before the 1:15 free museum tour was about to start. I found the information desk for the tours and asked the lady if I had time to buy a ticket before the next tour began and for some reason or another she took pity on me and let me enter the museum without paying the admission fee (score one for me FINALLY)! All in all, the tour was wonderful and really put me in the mood to watch Night at the Museum and the new Jurassic Park movie!
After the museum I went to go see the play, “It Shoulda Been You” by myself, which I strongly recommend, and then met up with Claire, Linley, and our friend Matt at Ellen’s Stardust Diner for some fun entertainment and delicious milkshakes!
Below are a few pictures from my day: