Friday, February 01, 2008

Notes from the City

We managed to cover quite a bit of ground in New York City the last three days. I'm begining to think that I might be more overwhelmed than Jia. We visited monuments and streets that I've never been to even though I lived 45 minutes away for 23 years. I should also note that Jia loves the food so far--she's convinced that the reason Americans are so fat is simply because the food is so good.

Highlights from our journey include a visit to the Native American museum at the old Customs House, Federal Hall, MoMA, Chinatown, SoHo, Statue of Liberty (but we missed the last ferry to Ellis Island), and whole lot more of lower Manhattan. We both enjoyed the Native American museum--the art and cultural displays were beautiful. Jia was excited to see the original paintings at MoMA that she learned about years ago in school--and my aunt provided much better explanations that I could.
Now we're relaxing at my parents' house in Jersey--we may go to Philly tomorrow if the weather is good. We fly out to southern California Tuesday for a few days with my relatives.


Laura said...

Are you going to send pictures from your trip? I want to see them!

Matthew said...

Of course we'll send you pictures when we get back to China.

JA Huber said...

Have to agree with Jia about our super-sized American bodies - the food, partly. Also the lack of public transportation. I was so self-conscious about my body size when I went to Japan but the Japanese embraced me (and the women enjoyed touching my, um, "chest," whenever they could. I think they were envious!)