Saturday, August 2, 2014

New York City, Part III

 We woke up to another bright and sunny morning!

 Eating another yummy breakfast.

 On our way to Central Park to let the kids play on the toys, we passed the Francois Payard Bakery and I grabbed some macrons. MMM!  They were not as good as the macrons at the Georgia Buffalo Ranch family day though!

USS Maine National Monument  There are over 20 statues in the 843 acre park.
Playing at Heckscher Playground.

 Horse and carriage rides are still offered in Central Park. 

After our visit to the park we decided to grab some traditional NYC street food for the boys, hotdogs!  

 The Mr. ordered a Gyro.

 We had never seen lights for bicycles before.

 We had the boys take a nap in the afternoon.  It was so relaxing for me to just sit and put my feet up for a bit.  I also caught this shot of Central Park from our window (using my zoom of course.)  We hadn't noticed before that you could see the lake.

 Good morning!  (He had a good nap!)

Our hotel.

 Heading down numerous flights of stairs with 2 strollers and 4 children was quite the task.  We just kept climbing further and further down!  I don't think I kept track but it felt like it was 6 or 7 levels down before we reached the train we wanted. Apparently the tracks can be as deep as 200 feet under ground, but that isn't common.  I couldn't find official info on it, but this page says there are 3 "deep tunnel stations" that are at 46, 98 and 120 feet deep.

 Yay!  We're finally on our way!

 We got off the subway near the Brooklyn Bridge and it was refreshing to see this rose blooming nearby after being so deep underground. 

 It was dinner time, and our goal was to eat dinner at Grimaldi's coal brick oven pizzeria, so the girls got in line while the guys took the toddlers for a walk near the water.

 It didn't disappoint! I ordered the antipasto plate on the left.  It is the only menu item that is gluten-free, but it was yummy!

 The building had lots of neat, original architecture. 

The Brooklyn Bridge as seen from the waterfront.

 I love city skylines!

 When we walked across the bridge, the lighting was perfect. It turns out that dusk is a gorgeous time to walk across the bridge.

 We could see the Statue of Liberty from the bridge.

 Heading back to the hotel I'm pretty sure we walked the entire way! Little Mr. loved sharing the glide board with V (on the back of the C's stroller.) These two got along so well and actually, all the kids did great for how active we were during these days.  I just went and looked at Google maps and no matter where I dragged the route between the bridge and the hotel, it was always a distance between 4 and 5 miles! Looking back on it, that seems about right ha ha, it seemed like we were walking forever!  There was lots to see on the way home though, so that probably helped.

 Heading towards Time Square.

Part IV coming soon!


  1. Wow, definitely a city of bridges! Beautiful architecture!
    Mom B

  2. You guys had such an amazing view from your room! NYC looks like an incredible place to visit. Thanks for sharing all your photos. :)


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