Why is it called Black Friday?

I could tell you why it is called Black Friday but we have Google. So yeah, Google it yourself if you want to know.

It’s THAT time again in United States that the shopping phenomenon known as Black Friday began. David and I got up early to do some shopping as we were keen on sales there were and what bargains we could score ourselves. I am pleased to say we had a very successful shopping spree. We strolled down Fifth Avenue checking out some stores to check out their sales. We also decided to walk down to the Macy’s Herald Square which is where a lot of people would be doing their Black Friday’s shopping.

On our way down to Macy’s Herald Square we decided to check out the Grand Central Terminal. This is one of the United States most famous historical landmarks, and it remains the busiest train station in the country.  It is best known for its grand facade and main concourse (entrance/foyer). This gorgeous landmark blew our minds away when we entered the concourse with its sheer scale and elegance and we were awe-inspired. It’s wondrous beauty will not be forgotten.

Once we finished taking our photos and checked out the Apple store, we continued onward to Macy’s Herald Square. After arriving, we could not believe at how busy the Macy’s Herald Square was. It was so crowded. People were rushing into and from stores carrying big bags of items they purchased. We didn’t stay for long.

We headed back to our hotel to drop off our shopping before going out. This time we went to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). You may recognise this building from the film, Night at the Museum. If you liked them movie, you will love the real thing. AMNH is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is one of the largest museums in the world. This museum contains 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library. Before entering the museum, I was approached by a lovely Deaf man who asked me if I was Deaf. I said yes but we had difficulties communicating as he was signing in American Sign Language and I was using Auslan (Australian Sign Language). It was so fascinating about some of the signs we used were so, so different from the other.

After our brief conversation with the Deaf man, we entered the museum. Upon entering the museum, we saw two dinosaurs and quotes by Theodore Roosevelt inscribed in the walls. After purchasing our tickets, we started exploring. We got to see SO MANY things ranging from dinosaurs bones to all sorts of taxidermist animals ranging from old world animals to ocean life animals to birds, reptiles and amphibian and so forth. We even learnt a bit about the Big Bang Theory in the planetarium. We also got to check out Spiders Alive!, an exhibition featuring live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils and more. I cringed when we entered the exhibition. In here, we got to learn about different kind of spiders, how they hunt their prey, creating webs and so forth. It was an educational experience and we did enjoy it. After doing some more exploring of AMNH, we decided to head back to our hotel to rest before going out for pizza. It was our last night in New York City which we were sad about.

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The American Museum of Natural History
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Theodore Roosevelt

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Easter Island Head. Dum-dum!

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