Sunday, June 24, 2012

Brooklyn Bridge

family on the bridge

I have been looking forward to walking across the Brooklyn Bridge for a long time.  And it did not disappoint.  But first…..we decided to make a day of it and go explore some other Brooklyn hot spots.  First up was Pier 6 playground.  This was an impressive place!  There were dedicated areas for slides, swings, sand, and water.  Water was our favorite.  We also ate some overpriced, yet delicious, hamburgers and lemonade.  The lemonade containers then became the kids playthings.  The joys of childhood.  We even had to buy and extra lemonade so all the kids would have a container to play with. 
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Then we headed to Prospect Park.  Due to a lack of planning on my part, and a really bad Google map, we missed pretty much all the highlights of this park.  The carousel was listed on Google maps in 3 different places.  We walked to two of them and struck out both times.  Why didn’t we just ask for directions?? Still not sure about that.  But, we did get a yummy popsicle :)
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Then it was off to the main event!  First up was pizza.  We stopped by the famous Grimaldi’s, but the line was more than an hour long.  And that was just to order.  On a good tip from Nikki and Carrie we went around the corner to Ignazios and enjoyed some very delicious pizza with no line.  I was worried that the kids were going to be too tired from all the sun and walking earlier in the day to make it across the bridge, so we had a nice LONG dinner, complete with some zone out times on the iphone.  And I read my Kindle.  Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory was next.  I haven’t eaten ice cream in over 4 years, but this took all my willpower to resist.  Rusty said I didn’t miss out on anything special.  I think he’s lying to me. 
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I wanted to walk across the bridge at twilight, but these long summer days made that hard!  Josh decided that he wanted to walk across the whole bridge all by himself with no rides on the stroller, and he did it!  I was so proud of him!  Halle loved looking at the city, and marveling at the architecture of the bridge. 
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I’m so glad we did this and I’m so proud of the kids and their good attitudes.  I’d rank this as one of the most fun and rewarding things we’ve done so far this summer. 

4 comments:

Ralph said...

You are having so much fun. Hope you are not burned out by the time we get there. I love your posts.

Amanda B. said...

Love reading about your New York adventures Tara!! Looks awesome!

Kasey said...

Frank Sinatra sings a very nice song about the Brooklyn Bridge. Look it up. Oh heck, I'll do it for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgN79lEa1dQ

If you are going to put together a picture and musical montage of your NYC experience you must put this song on it. And by must I mean must.

Jamie said...

It looks like you are having such a great time! We are missing you guys.