Saturday I got more visitors from Michigan! My mom and stepdad stopped by and got to see my apartment. After breakfast (more bagels!) and the "grand tour," we headed down to Times Square for some tourist-y entertainment. We had lunch at the homage to Forrest Gump, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.
We had tickets for both exhibitions just around the corner at Discovery Times Square - Harry Potter and Spy: The Secret World of Espionage. We'd just missed the Phelps brothers' autograph session, but it was probably for the best because it wasn't crowded. (They play the Weasley twins in the movies.) We first took in the spy exhibit, and while it was awesome, it was soooo long. We were in there for close to 3 hours. And, unfortunately, it was a no-photos-allowed exhibit, maybe because of all the "top secret" stuff we got to see.
|The only picture I was able to sneak in, ironically|
|Four Hedwigs, wearing hats from the four Hogwarts houses|
The parade wasn't everything I thought it would be, but perhaps that was due to our location. We were near a few people visiting from Virginia who said they come to NYC every year at this time just to see the parade. So, either they're very hard up for parade entertainment, or it's usually better or it's just better closer to Mott St. where it starts. The red dragons (above) were the highlight of the parade for me.
Then, wholly unprepared, Steve and I plunged headfirst into our first dim sum experience. We walked over to Jing Fong on Elizabeth and it was completely packed.