Friday, July 16, 2010
nyc day 1 and 2
on sunday afternoon our flight from newfoundland to montreal en route to new york was delayed so we missed our connecting flight and had to stay in montreal overnight.so day 1 flowed into day 2. this was exhausting (we got only 4 hours sleep) but not altogether bad because air canada footed the bill and put us up in a lovely hotel. eamon had never staed in a hotel so this was the beginning of the adventure. (during our trip we talked alot about what makes a good traveller. definitely rolling with the punches - which he did beautifully). so we arrived at robyn's in queens early monday morning instead of late sunday night. to the heat. the weather this trip was a huge factor. it was like another large person was coming along for the ride and deciding what we would do and when. mostly the heat (mid-30's) but also incredible cloud bursts that would send us running. or sometimes we would all just decide to get wet.
that first morning we took the subway (another much anticipated first for eamon) to the natural history museum and then had a picnic in central park where the children played (yes - in the heat) and sought out sources of water - fountains and sprinklers, and ate ice-cream. and then a quick trip to grand central station. and back home for incredible thai take-out (as always, this trip to nyc was about 50% about food). and then as dusk came on dan took us all out for italian lemon ice-cream and then back to the back-yard to watch the fireflies (another first for eamon). the combination was perfect.