We just got back from a whirlwind trip to New York to see Tim’s Dad and his wife Diane who live a little more than an hour North of New York City. It was a quick trip but we had a nice visit and were able to have some adventures while we were there. Those included riding the train up and down the Hudson river (mostly to appease our sweet Benja) and a trip into the city. There we visited the American Museum of Natural History (cool!), Central Park (specifically Belvedere Castle), and Dylan’s Candy Bar (a great candy store started by Ralph Lauren’s daughter). So, that’s the quick run-down and here are some pictures with quick captions to show you how much fun we had!!
By the way, this is the same “train” that hundreds of people ride during the week to get to and from the city for work. We just rode it during the middle of the day so that is why it is virtually empty.
We had to wait on the platform quite a while for our return trip and there were Amtrack trains that went by VERY fast on these tracks as well. They were quite loud and sort of came out of nowhere so this was Ben’s stance on the platform (fingers plugging ears) the entire time.
The wonderful wheel chair ride.
Tim and Ben in front of one of the spectacular dinosaur displays
Gavin and me in front of a 1400 year-old “slice” of Sequoia tree
The family outside of Central Park
Side view of Belvedere Castle in Central Park
View of Central Park from the castle
We certainly got our exercise that day! All in all we had a great trip and the boys were complimented on their behavior on both flights. Ben did really well and Gavin only fussed a little when he was trying to fall asleep. Ben even got to sit in the cockpit of the plane we were on today. So I will end with a pick of him “flying” the plane!