Sunday, February 3, 2013
Temperature between 33F and 23F.
Last night, it snowed a little bit. There was some snow on the ground and on car’s windshields this morning. Today, I explored the upper West side of New York. I started my day with a latte from Joe the Art of Coffee in the Graybar passage at Grand Central. The latte was not bad but I prefer the ones from Rize Coffee, Stumptown, and Blue Bottle.
I took a train to W. 81st Street station and walked around the area. I ended up having lunch at Chirping Chicken on Amsterdam Avenue. I had their grilled chicken strips platter and it was good. It came with one side and a drink. Then, I went to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and spent a few hours there. I had confused this museum with the New York Historical Society Museum and Library. I thought they were the same. At the AMNH, I also paid extra to see a Journey of the Start show. It was a great show. I love watching stars in a planetarium. Before I left, I stopped by one of the gift shops and got this magnet.
After AMNH, I went to the New York Historical Museum and Library. I got in for free as it was part of the free museum weekend sponsored by Bank of America. I really enjoyed the multimedia show about the history of New York City. The museum itself is not very big. I got this magnet from there.
Then I explored the upper West side further. I walked to Broadway and went north. On the way, I took this picture of snow on leafs on a sidewalk.
My first stop on Broadway was at Zabra’s, a local supermarket. It reminds me of a Trader Joe’s. I bought a few things to take to work for lunch this week. Then, I stopped at Cafe Lalo for a piece of black forest cake. I posted a question on Romio.com on where I could find the best black forest cake in New York. One of the answers I got was to try Cafe Lalo. The cake was good but I think there is a better one out there. The best one I ever had was from a bakery shop at the Erawan Hotel in Bangkok. The hotel is gone and it is now a Peninsula Hotel.
I was so tired by the time I got home around 6 PM. I had a Superbowl on but didn’t really watch the game. I watched the half time show though.