But the real highlight of the week was finally taking a tour of the United Nations, something we've wanted to do since we got here.
Kevin's office is only a few blocks away so he was able to sneak out early and join us. We bought tickets specifically for a children's tour that they offer a couple times a month.
The tour lasted about 45 minutes and we were able to wander around a couple floors (apparently we were 35 floors away from the Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who was working upstairs). The kids and I had previously watched a Brain Pop video about the United Nations so that they would have some idea of why we were touring it and why it's important. I don't think they totally got it, but they certainly had fun visiting what what clearly a very important building (lots of security, as you can imagine).
|Mosaic by Norman Rockwell|
I'll try to get them to write a post on their blog about the tour. I'm curious what they took away from it.
|Holden working on a diorama of a habitat|
Kevin and I have a date to meet tonight at the bar in the Met overlooking the Great Hall while the kids enjoy their World Mythology class.
Have a warm and fun weekend, people!