Sunday, August 07, 2005

Adventures in Manhattan

We made our way into Manhattan on Saturday, by way of the Staten Island Ferry. It was quite a sight, Mary Ellen had Caroline and Mia in their fancy new MacLaren double stroller, Charles and Simon rode in our vintage model Maclaren which I bought (used for $80) specifically for this trip. The view of the Statue of Liberty from the ferry was incredible. The boys were excited to see her, especially since we have been talking about it for weeks. Nana and PopPop met us at the ferry terminal in lower Manhattan. They walked with us up the East Side and Uncle Todd led the tour of the points of interest. We ended up at the Southstreet Seaport. Mia and Caroline fell asleep, so we decided to eat lunch in the cool, air conditioned food court. There was an awesome view up the river of the Broooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, and the Williamsburg Bridge. We shopped the ticky tacky tourist-y stores and bought a few obligatory souvenirs - pencils, snowglobes and postcards. Simon fell asleep shortly after that. Then we sprinted back to the ferry to make the 130pm boat. It was a short trip considering we were out all day. I believe we left the apartment at 9am and returned at 3pm, but half that was traveling time.