What is the deal with this?

Lets be honest. We are the truest kind of BFFs. We met at Girls' Camp 1996 in St. Lou, survived high school and 2 years as roommates at BYU. Now, we find ourselves BOTH in NYC, which rocks, and as we contemplated how we should spend quality BFF time together - the answer seemed obvious. We must beebop the boroughs in matching purple hats every Saturday morning. Holla!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

27: Museum Mile? (I don't remember what this card was called)

We are so lazy. I wasn't even hugely pregnant at the time of this walk, and now I have a 4 month old baby. oops! So I am posting this from-way-back-in-August walk in hopes that 1) it will inspire Megan to post her photos of old walks, and 2) (and more importantly) that we will get back into the bee-boppin' groove. I am more than ready.

This walk was over on the East Side, mainly on 5th and Madison Avenues. We started out at the beautiful Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the Met.

The Met has a permanant collection of over 2 million pieces of art, and the main building is one of the world's largest galleries. My favorite part of the museum is the antique weapons and armor.

I love all the old, beautiful buildings on 5th Ave. Did you know it is one of the most expensive streets in the world to live on?

You can also find the French Embassy on 5th.

I have vivid memories of this walk, because things got really silly. Lets face it, 5th Ave is pretty, but not all that exciting, so we had to make our own fun (not hard to do).

We found these cuddly naked babies in the window of a doctor's office.

This building was supposed to be a highlight, but it turned out to be not-so-thrilling.

Instead we stopped at a neighboring doctor's office to reminisce about sports injuries of old, and to mourn the fact that I have arthritic knees at 25.

Megan got grumpy at the Frick Collection. It is a fancy-pants small art museum in the former residential mansion of Henry Clay Frick.

I think the Frick is the most beautiful building on 5th Ave.

At this point we have turned back uptown on Madison Avenue, and Meg got her energy back in front of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. It was pretty.

And she began imitating bushes.

Continuing our museum tour, we passed by the Whitney Museum of American Art, or "The Whitney." The Whitney emphasizes exhibiting the work of living artists.

Madison Ave has more shopping than architecture, so we posed like the mannequins,

and mocked the boobie pottery (we just don't get it, Jonathan Adler!).

And after a long hot walk, we wondered FAR out of our way to patronize the always delectable Two Little Red Hens bakery in hopes of a giant cinnamon roll. And they had run out! So we settled on lemon bars. Also delicious! Megan is a messy eater.