|Today we had a little sleep in, it doesn't get dark here till about 8.30pm so we are going to bed later and later.
We caught the subway to the beautiful Central Park, it is known as visual masterpiece created by landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted and architect Calvert Vaux, Central Park has gone through major developments and restoration over time to carry on its initial purpose as an open-air oasis for a metropolitan city. Molly was horrified that people were sunbathing there but had nowhere to have a swim. There were many people relaxing in their swimmers, one area was called the sheep paddock and it did look like the paddock was dotted with sheep. We had a wander and a coffee in the park which was on my list. It was bloody hot, the heat wave had followed us!
We jumped on the grayline bus and went to Greenwich village, we loved this area. It is often referred to by locals as simply "the Village", and is a largely residential neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan in New York City. A large majority of the district is home to upper middle class families. Greenwich Village, however, was known in the late 19th to mid 20th centuries as an artists' haven, the bohemian capital, and the East Coast birthplace of the Beat movement. It had some lovely shops with beautiful hand made jewellery, tree lined streets and lots of quirky stores, we loved it. Well worth a visit.
We had sushi for lunch at 4pm due to our schedule being out of whack, it was the best sushi we have ever had. Lilli had an ice cream from the big gay ice cream shop - that is what it was called.
We had visions of heading to Harlem, showering and going on the night tour but by the time we finished at Greenwich village it was 7pm. We headed to Times Square to do the night tour on the bus. We had the best tour guide, it is worth doing the same tour several times as different guides tell you different things. We toured the city and over the manhattan bridge to Brooklyn. The city looked amazing at night. We didn't finish our tour till 11 pm so we had a very late dinner at Applebee's. The Applebee's concept focuses on casual dining, with mainstream American dishes such as salads, shrimp, chicken, pasta, and "riblets" (which is considered Applebee's signature dish). We had a superb late dinner and caught a subway home about 12.30am. Lil headed to bed and the rest of us watched Saw II till 2am and drank buds except Molly who drank water.
Another late night!