Hello blog fans
It is I, Lamming again writing in a ridiculously hot room to fill you in our are intrepid adventures.Â Now before i start, i just want to ask a question.Â Do taxi cab drivers have their own language (the horn) because granted, it is fair enough to beep someone the milisecond the lights have changed or beep someone crossing the road when it is on walk.Â What makes me curious is the taxi drivers who beep and no one, Price and i were walking back along 8th avenue and this taxi driver just honked, no cars, no people about him and he just sat there having a little honk.Â Curious these Americans.
Anyway, enough of life's unanswered questions.Â Today, our final official day in NY (as we're flying most of tomorrow) meant that we had to finish what we wanted to do today.Â As you'd expect we awoke nice and early but didn't leave the room till 10.45!? Why i hear you cry, it was because we were doing some washing (hear both mother's gasp) which has only just dryed.Â After doing the housework (because we obviously never did any at home) we took the metro (hurray shouted our feet) up to 81st (now you see why we took the tube) to visit the American Museum of Natural History.Â Now you may recall the other day i had a little rant about Hollywood not sticking to the dimensions or look of the place they are filming in.Â Now, they can't have done this to Night at the Museum?Â The front looks the same, the street around looks the same.Â There was no t - rex in the main lobby (i made us walk round from the side entrance so we could check) I am monumentally dissapointed in the film industry, showing us one thing but it not actually being true.Â
Anywho, the Natural History museum was quite good.Â A lot of stuffed animals and fossils with the most annoying kids just running about.Â The big bang section had the Williamette (pretty sure that's wrong) Comet in (check the photos) and we watched a few videos and it was a good 3 hours spent.Â
After the Natural History museum we caught the metro back down to 42nd street and went to check out the beast.Â For those of you who do not know what the beast is, it is a speedboat that powers its way round NYC harbour getting you soaked (and if you're not soaked they put water balloons down your back)Â Unfortunately because it "looked" like it was going to rain, the beast was cancelled so we took the two hour tour instead that went round most of manhattan.Â We had a great tour guide who managed to argue with someone before we had left the dock, ("Where can i go on board where i can't hear you voice....."Â "Umm, no where, you see people have paid to be on this boat and hear my voice, the New York Times said i was brilliant")Â The tour was actually really interesting even though the tour guide was a bit mental and after a couple of hours we were back at Pier 83.
As we were in the neighbourhood and it was free, we decided to go to MoMA (the museum of modern art) For those that know me well, lets just say it wasn't the greatest hour of my life.Â Price enjoyed himself though pretending to be intellectual about chairs (that you could have seen in IKEA) in the architect section and the art itself (a blank canvas, i could do a blank canvas but do they pay me for that? No)Â However, it was still a different take on art that we're glad we had the chance to experience.........
This blog maybe the last one for a couple of days as tomorrow we fly to Hawaii (via LA)Â We are getting in at 9ish in the evening so i won't be scouting out an internet cafe until at least sunday and by the time you read it, it will be monday.Â So hope you all have a great weekend.Â Don't know if you all know this but last week my parents bought a new car.Â Can you stop them buying another this weekend (think it was because they didn't have that much to do so it took their mind of their children being away)Â
Speak to you all soon! Check out the photos
Much love Lamming xxx