Saturday, November 21, 2009

New York City

We have taken a short visit to NYC to bury my father's ashes in a family plot, as per his wishes. That done, we are taking a few days to re visit the city of my youth and enjoy some of it's sites.

Yesterday we spent about 4 hours viewing the extraordinary exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium on Central Parks West Side. What a wonderful treat as always. I must have been in this museum 8-10 times over my lifetime and always enjoy the small portion I am able to see in one day. The amount of material they have for viewing is beyond one's ability to see in a week.

Some time was spent at first arrival attending the Space and Stars show, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. It was an Imax type of video lasting about 25 minutes but extremely good.

The dinosaur exhibit was next. I think it has the best and most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex in the world and many many complete skeletons of virtually everything that lived, that has been discovered. From Tyrannosaurus rex to the smallest of creatures.

We also spent much time viewing rocks, gems, mineral displays/via Margaret Mead, North American birds,African mammals, forests dioramas,mammals,biodiversity, Plains Indians Eastern Woodland Indians, Pacific Peoples as well as all of the display rooms of the North American Indian displays.

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