Thursday, April 23, 2015

Central Park

One of the items on our itinerary was to visit the Intrepid aircraft carrier either Saturday or Sunday afternoon. It seemed like a good time to go, but the kids wanted nothing to do with it for some reason. I don't know what child wouldn't want to look at planes, tanks and a space shuttle, but we didn't want to push them!

We went to Central Park instead. Jane buried herself in sand.

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Malcolm got sandy, too, and dumped it out of his shoes.

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The kids like pigeons because we don't see them very often at home.

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They watched this squirrel for a long time. I was becoming frustrated because we have lots of squirrels at home!

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Finally we convinced them to go to the Central Park Zoo, even though it was a bit of a hike to get there and they were tired.

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We didn't know that we'd see grizzly bears in New York City!

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This one dug himself a nice spot to nap in.

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I was very cold so I was happy to be in the warm rainforest room. Jane hated it and said it was too hot. I snapped as many photos as I could quickly since she wanted to leave.

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After visiting the main part of the zoo we went to the children's zoo.

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Afterwards we rode the subway to Times Square to find some dinner.

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We ended up at the Hard Rock Café. I think the last time I was there was 1989!

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The food there isn't that exciting but we liked some of the music and all the memorabilia.

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George Harrison's guitar:

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Tom Petty's:

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Eddie Van Halen's:

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