Monday, June 13, 2011

South Street Seaport

We spent the day at South Street Seaport in NYC.  It was a cloudy day, which kept the temperature cool, perfect for wandering the city.

We attended Bodies The Exhibition. This is a fascinating exhibit of the human body. Bodies have been dissected and preserved with polymers, so they do not decay. I never realized how small yet strong our bones are (4 times stronger than steel). The exhibit shows the different systems, muscles, and organs in the human body. I was amazed at seeing all the arteries, veins and capillaries that create the circulatory system. Seeing how our organs and bones fit together perfectly was truly amazing. Comparing a healthy lung vs a smoker's lung should be enough to get any smoker to quit. I would highly recommend spending the 2 hours it takes to tour the exhibit.

There are many shops and restaurants at the Seaport. We ate at Johnny Rocket's (great burgers and shakes) and sat outside watching the crowds of people wander by. Christmas in NY had hundreds of Christmas ornaments, but I resisted the temptation to buy one.

On the way back to Grand Central, we walked by Ground Zero. We could not see much because the fencing around the site is covered with fabric. However, we could see that trees have been planted for the memorial and the buildings are growing taller.

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