We took our boys to New York City this week! Here’s a photo essay of our trip!We really enjoy a drive into New York City – or as our son calls it: “Gnuuu-YARK!” The yellow taxis, big buses, crowds, always something to do or see, even just admiring the layers of architechture or odd sculptures as you walk down the street…
We spent the night at The Benjamin hotel in midtown Manhatten which was … a dream! Wait till I tell you about their Sleep Menu, Kidzz club, and hotel restaurant featuring an iron chef!! As it was a quiet evening (for the city!) we walked around the hotel area before dinner, each of us carrying a child in a baby carrier. I got to use my new ErgoBaby newborn insert (more on that later!). We got several odd looks from the New Yorkers. I guess babywearing is not seen often? In fact, we didn’t see anyone else carrying their babies, but did see lots of strollers!
After discovering we were the corner from Crumbs bakery, we made plans to have breakfast there the next morning… I went a little overboard ordering cupakes for the road: mudslide, peanut butter cup, apple crumb, sea salt caramel, oreo (can you tell I love chocolate?), and a box of minis! They are delicious and decadent – I pretty much felt like I got four cavities just walking in the door!
Monday, we visited the NY Aquarium (more on that later too!). Since it’s right next to Coney Island, we (I) could not resist having lunch at the ORIGINAL Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog stand! I’m not a huge hot dog fan, but something this iconic, I had to indulge!
And the boys? (the boys – I love saying that!) They did wonderfully! Hardly any crying out of our newborn, and our toddler kept up a steady excited babble about the city, the cars, the construction, bridges, building, and many concerned questions about whether the “‘quarium is not closed?” He’s been waiting to go to the aquarium all summer, so he was understandably concerned!
More details on our trip coming up next!
Do you enjoy big cities? Do you live in/near one?