King Tut Trip
Yesterday, I took the children to NYC to see the King Tut exhibit at the Discovery Times Square Exposition. NYC is the last stop on the exhibit's tour before the artifacts are returned to Egypt, most likely not to return to North America. I thought it would be a worth while trip for the children to get a chance to see the pieces, possibly for the only time in their lifetime. Unless, as adults, they decide to take a trip to Egypt and the pieces happen to be on display there.
No trip to NYC would be complete without a little fabric shopping, which we were able to do before heading to the exhibit. While in Mood, we saw LindsayT, enjoying her ability to do a little garment district shopping while on her lunch break.
We went to Metro Textiles, too, where each of the children picked out some fabric. My son got some khaki cotton for a blazer and my daughter got a beautiful piece of wool jersey. Kashi just got in some really beautiful wool jersey bolts for fall, and she liked this heathered green/teal the best.
The children really enjoyed the exhibit - especially the pieces directly from King Tut's tomb. The jewelry and other ceremonial pieces were really interesting; the details and colors were amazing on handmade pieces made over 3, 000 or so years ago. My son really liked the chariot - a piece on display only in NYC. You could walk around the case a get a good idea of the size of the whole piece, which was nice rather than viewing it from one perspective only.
After the exhibit, we went to Havana Central near Times Square for an early dinner, then to M&M world for a treat to eat on the bus, and then back to the bus for the ride home.