After living in and around NYC all our lives, we became Big Apple tourists for the day. It was a beautiful Indian summer day so we took the complimentary Crystal shuttle early in the morning that dropped us off near Times Square. First stop: the discount Broadway ticket booth where we got tickets for the musical Memphis, the matinee performance.
We then walked to the Museum of Modern Art, and spent a very enjoyable couple of hours seeing the exhibits. One of our favorite things about MOMA, is the outdoor sculpture garden. If you close your eyes and just listen, you’d think we were in a foreign country—we hardly heard a word of English. There are so many foreign tourists in New York! We walked back to the theatre and enjoyed the show. It turned out to be a little stressful, in that the show ended at 4:45—and no empty cabs to be found—and we had to run back to the ship on 12th Avenue on the Hudson River, as the Symphony was sailing at 6 pm, all aboard at 5:30. We made it, but Irene wound up with blisters on her blisters.