Monday, May 29, 2006

paying tribute

We're in the middle of a thunderstorm now, but earlier today was beautiful as we went down to the deserted financial district to visit the statue of Joseph Smith in a little plaza near Old Slip. To have the statue approved, it was put in as a temporary art piece on the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith's birthday on December 23, 2005 and will be up until June 10. In the inscription, it read, "At the age of 14 he told of a remarkable vision in which he saw and conversed with God the Father and Jesus Christ." After many complaints from the public, this sentence had to be removed by grinding down the letters. Now, the calls from concerned citizens wondering if the plaque was vandalized...

While downtown we walked on the south pier and ran into this cool ship. Later on, we met up with our friends the Boerems, the Hennemans and Sorensons to see "X-Men III" which was a good time (there is a little extra movie after the credits, for those of you who haven't seen it), and then walked down to the Shake Shack which had a ton of hype so we had to check it out, but in retrospect probably wasn't all it could have been, after waiting in line for an hour. But, it was a fabulous afternoon and I know my standards for good milkshakes are sometimes impossibly high.

Me, Julia and Andrea waiting for the bus near Times Square.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Wow I didn't even know there was a statue of joseph smith in New York - how cool is that. Sounds like a fun day.

Lachelle & Rob Bodine said...

I had no idea there was a statue of Joseph Smith either! How cool. And I think I'm going to end up seeing X-Men this weekend - hope it is good. :)

Scott said...

You guys totally missed out. After X-Men, since Ellen had a headache, we had to go home. But we totally lucked out! We got to clean our house! We washed the toilet, the tub, and the shower curtain. We also used the Swiffer all over the floor. You suckers ended up drinking milkshakes. Sucks to be you.