Sights from NYC
We returned home from NC on Tuesday and headed out to NYC the very next day. We had a late afternoon walk over to Union Square so that Lucy could play for a little while. Too much time traveling this week.
I decided Union Square might possibly be my favorite place in America. In the same spot as Sukkah City last fall, there was a live band and break dancing. Plus a man in his 60s was getting in on the action. Note the white t-shirt coming out of the tulle Afro.
After walking through the farmers market, we headed over to the playground. Lucy enjoyed the swings and slide. She was intrigued by the sandbox in the toddler play area, but one step into the sand and she wanted out. She did not like the sand in her sandals.
The swings are in a separate fenced area from the toddler playground (seen above), which may be a quarter of the size of the main playground. We skipped this area. Although it is full of lots of really tall slides, water, a spinning disc and fun ropes to climb. This trip, Lucy was really into the mounted steering wheels. She said “more car” and would start spinning.
Day two in NYC mainly featured a long trip to the Met and some time in Central Park. We attempted using a leash, but it did not work. She liked it at breakfast when she thought it was a bracelet. But she didn’t really walk very far because she was too busy trying to remove it from her wrist. When we pulled it out at the Met, she cried at just the sight of the box. So we took turns seeing the Alexander McQueen exhibit. I’m glad Lucy didn’t see it. It was a little scary and definitely memorable. But she loved the Guitar exhibit, which was perfect. It was in an enclosed space with lots of plexiglass cases. She ran around the exhibit space pointing out “more guitars” until her heart was content. Just what we needed before a little play time in Central Park.