Friday, June 19, 2009

New York!

We're here! And Karen and John are here! And Kate. Oh well, not exactly as planned. But, still, we're here!

We are staying in a great basement apartment in Brooklyn, just off a street full of a mix of restaurants, shops, hair places, etc. It has a real neighbourhood feel, and it seems like a lot of the neighbours are from the Caribbean. Which means that for dinner tonight we saw a bbq out on the sidewalk with amazing jerk chicken in it. It was awesome. And a whole clamshell of meat was $8. Compare that to the $14 I paid this afternoon for a hamburger and french fries. Yikes. I'll stick with the neighbourhood eats.

This morning, before K&J arrived, we spent the morning wandering around Central Park. We saw the ducks, played at the sand box, watched the turtles and just enjoyed it. Then, we had a pretty awful time finding the apartment, but it was pretty much par for the course for this trip. I'm hoping that all the problems are now done and we can just enjoy the weekend.

After we finally met up with K&J, we headed towards the Brooklyn Bridge. The plan was to walk across, but due to a cranky toddler who woke up way too early this morning, K&J went on their own and we hung out at a park and then played by the waterfront. It was actually really fun, and a good reminder to just slow down and not try to force too much schedule on Kate. To just let her be nearly-2, and enjoy what that means.

Which means we don't have much of a plan for tomorrow. We will go out for breakfast, and then we were talking about maybe going to a museum. The forecast is for rain, so that might be a good idea. Kate had two short naps in the Ergo, so we'll try that again. And tomorrow we'll do a better job of keeping her fed (and me too. We're bad at that when we're travelling).

This is a very disjointed post. Karen wrote a better one, so you can go read it.

1 comment:

Sara said...

I have been craving a NYC visit for some time I'm uber-jealous of your time there!