Alex and I had a whirlwind Fourth of July holiday weekend in New York City. Click here for pics of our NYC trip. It was exhausting and exhilirating. It left us grateful to be able to return home to Maine. We arrived Saturday afternoon and careened via cab directly to the Metropolitan Art Museum. The Met is huge and confusing. We think we caught everything we wanted to, skipping Picasso and Tut's funeral (not big fans) which were elbow-to-elbow, but doing the Rooftop Garden's installation, the Women's fashion exhibit, the Arms and Armor collection and the standing galleries of 19th and 20th century art. We walked around Times Square which was not-quite-a-mosh-pit and one of NYC's finest pointed us to a Two Brothers pizza two blocks off the main drag for $1 a slice pie - outstanding. On Sunday morning, I took a walk to the Hell's Kitchen flea market - not exactly hopping. Then we went to the Times Square Church - an experience to be sure; the choir rocked. Then we were off to MOMA which was 5 floors well organized. The Women's photography show was very compelling. Concept art seemed the focus for other exhibits - to me, kind of scratchy and not very warm. Then it was fireworks cruise time on the Spirit of New York - singing wait staff, endless buffet, endless DJ, DHS everywhere, cruise up the Hudson and back and twenty minutes of Macy's fireworks from 5 barges. On Monday morning, we found a Gourmet Deli and had them fix us a cheese sub which we ate on the way out of the city - the best sub in years. NYC - nice to visit, plenty left over to see next time.