Tuesday, August 18, 2009
New York City-Day 2
We were up and out today for our next adventure in the city! Today we started in Central Park on our way to the American Museum of Natural History
We found a playground in our travels
and of course, rocks to climb
Taking a break
and down the other side, (and yes I did go this way, too!)
It was a beautiful day for exploring the park
This is Belvedeere Castle which Tucker was really excited to see but it turns out it is closed on Mondays (which I didn't remember reading anywhere!)
Then on to the museum
Michael and Tucker pose with Teddy Roosevelt and his horse
The dinosaurs greet you as you come in
By this time, we were starving so we went to eat and then went on a free tour. We moved quickly and saw a lot! Tucker also made a few souvenir pennies
Eventually we tired of the tour and went to find the "gum, gum guy" from Night at the Museum. He was actually hidden pretty well and it was funny to hear all the kids saying "get me gum, gum dum, dum" on the way in! (I wanted Tucker to pose with him but he wouldn't!)
Having found him, it was time to move on to Times Square. We took the subway this time and then walked. There were a lot of things to see
including these lounge chairs set up for people to just hang out in
And then we found it: Toys R Us!
When you come in, you come face-to-face with a four-story ferris wheel!
We paid our $4/person and got in line. It moved pretty fast and we went around 6 times! So it was definitely worth the money (I actually think they forgot us!)
After the ferris wheel ride, we wondered around the store. Through the Star Wars stuff
the legos (Tucker really liked the Yankees hat made out of legos!)
and past the giant, animated dinosaur
We were exhausted by this point so we headed back to the subway to eventually make our way back to our hotel!