Saturday, July 17, 2010
while day 2 was about heat, day 3 was all about water. robyn wisely suggested a day in brooklyn. we spent the morning at the botanical gardens - i think the hightlight of my trip this time. the children managed to stay wet the whole time - either with the sprinklers or by embracing the frequent cloud bursts. we went to lunch at the fairway grocery store in red hook (actually an enormous deli) and sat outside where we had a view of the statue of liberty. in the afternoon we drove out to (i think) rockaway park beach. when we got there the beach was closed because of the threat of lightning strikes. but the children still managed to find water. what i saw on day 3 was not what tourists see. i began to see how people live in new york.