I didn’t do too much in my first full day in Manhattan. Joel and I both woke up late. By the time we went out for breakfast, it turned out to be almost noon.

Joel had some work to do at the home office, so I was going to spend the afternoon by myself. After “breakfast”, we came back to Joel’s place so I could get my stuff. I briefly lied down to read my guidebook and promptly fell asleep for a couple of hours. I knew I was exhausted.

Anyways, I got up in time to head over on to the “Museum Mile” or Fifth Avenue, where a lot of museums are located. First up was the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, which appealed to my engineering background. Several of their exhibits were closed, however, which was unfortunate.

Next up was the iconic Guggenheim Museum, except it didn’t look too iconic to me since the outside was covered in scaffolding. Nevertheless, it was several floors of interesting, thought-provoking, and beautiful art. I rather enjoyed the Richard Pousette-Dart collection.

Tonight, Joel is promising to take me to Times Square, which should be fun. I hope we go to Red Lobster!

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