We woke up this morning to snow!! When we looked out the window we could see the footpath was completely covered & it was falling fast. But, by the time we met Caroline the snow had turned to rain. This was the forecast so it was no surprise. It was a bit warmer than the day before too.
We headed for Central Park. It was so beautiful and serene covered in snow. We walked a fair way through the park and came to the lake which was frozen over. There is a bridge just there and a group of people were in there singing Christmas carols. They were fantastic. Next to the lake is The Boathouse restaurant so I made a lunch reservation for next week. We saw a few squirrels darting around and even a falcon in the tree.
We continued through the park to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was certainly the place to be on a wet Saturday. It is a huge museum and we didn't see it all. But, I wanted to see some of the paintings and sculptures and we got to those. It is quite amazing to be up close to these original artworks that are so old, so famous and so valuable.
By the time we left the museum it was after 3.30pm so we caught the train back to our hotel. We found a bar next door and went in to have a cocktail. They were much nicer than the ones we had at Times Square the day before. We were in there for a couple of hours and then Rob & I went to get ready to go to Madison Square Garden for the Billy Joel concert. We caught the train down & followed the crowd into the stadium. We had to go through a bag check & metal detector before making our way back down to our seats on the floor. It was a massive stadium - bigger than anything we have & there didn't seem to be any empty seats. We had great seats - in the front of the second section on the floor. We could see Billy clearly most of the time, depending on the heads in front but there were also screens. Billy played for nearly 2.5hrs straight without a break. He played all his hits with a few Christmas carols thrown in. I love seeing these older performers. They don't need fancy lighting or staging. Just great songs, brilliant musicians & loads of talent. He still sounds the same as on his records. It was a fabulous concert!!