SubwayWe rented an apartment in Brooklyn which meant we had to ride the subway to Manhattan everyday. We were all pretty excited about it ... at the beginning.
|Here's a little friend we saw the first time we rode.|
|This is such a classic picture.|
By the end of the day the kids were either sleeping on the way home or buried in their electronics. I guess the excitement of public transportation wears off quickly.
Brian and the kids love military planes. They were excited about seeing this floating museum ... even though we have one right at home in San Diego.
They had a lot of interactive displays on the ship. It wasn't as cool as the Midway in San Diego, but the kids loved playing together.
Enterprise - We paid extra for this???
|Such a cute family!|
|This is how they really are together!|
Natural History Museum & Central Park
The museum is HUGE!!! So many displays and so many floors to explore. The kids hunted until they found "Dumb Dumb" from the movie Night at the Museum.
They were very disappointed that it's not really a stone statue, but rather a plaster replica.
|But really, a selfie is what they all really wanted!|
|Aubrey has been wanting a turtle for the pond in the backyard. How about this one Bree?|
Central Park AdventureSo after we walked all over the Natural History Museum we walked over to Central Park to rent bikes for a ride around the park. It's about 4 miles ... I would say uphill all the way around, but the rest of the family says I may be a little dramatic about that one. Ha! It was nice to see the park this way, but we missed so much since we couldn't go on trails to see the inner part. Would definitely plan this part differently next time.
As we were getting ready to go for our ride, Brian asked me for the camera to get a picture of the kids on the bikes. We searched through all our bags and pockets, but no one had the camera. My heart about broke. I realized I left it somewhere in the HUGE museum. Who knows where? We would have to ride all the way around the park to go back to the museum which was closing in less than half an hour. I started praying like crazy.
Look at that smile!!! We rode around the park and the museum was already closed. A couple of security guards were out front just blocking the doors. When I told them the issue, they directed me to a special entrance to the main security office. There were a lot of snickers and doubtful "good luck with that" comments. I went to the office and explained what had happened, to which they said it happens all the time. That didn't give me much hope. But then I mentioned that my camera was an ugly orange color and the main security guy flashed a huge smile. They had found it!!! He kept saying what a lucky lady I was. I don't know how much luck had to do with it, but there were a lot of prayers of thanks going out!
I'm not sure where we saw this play ground, maybe by the Intrepid. Still, I think it's the coolest thing.