Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Brooklyn Bridge

Every time we go into Manhattan, we like to take the boys to either a different attraction, museum or neighborhood. This summer I wanted to take them for a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. When we woke up Sunday morning and saw what a beautiful day it was going to be, we knew what we were going to do. My boys love going into the city but Brandon, my youngest, doesn't go anywhere without his pad and markers!!!

We got really lucky and found a parking spot right at the foot of the bridge on the Brooklyn side. The plan was to walk across into Manhattan, walk over to Chinatown for some Chinese food, walk back over the bridge and back into Brooklyn for some ice cream.

The white line divides the walkers and bike riders. Be sure NOT to cross that line...those bike riders are on a mission!!!!

If you walk across without stopping it's about 20 minutes. But of course you will stop to take a bunch of picture and to just look at the amazing scenery. So plan on it being an hour walk.


After dinner in Chinatown our plan changed a bit. We walked over to South Street Seaport, instead, for ice cream.

This man was doing some very unusual things with his body....interesting and very entertaining though!

This man thought he was a statue!

The boys got some very cool tattoos and then went on this bungee jumping thing-a-ma-jig.

Needless to say, we didn't walk back over the bridge....the kids asked if we could take a taxi. Which to them, was one of the best parts of the day!


Sadie said...

utterly fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing photos from your walk. An amazing place, I plan to visit one day.


Monica said...

What a fantastic family day!
Love all the photos you got :) Thanks for taking us on your little journey ..I loved it!
That man in a box is too funny , you see things like that on the downtown streets of New Orleans as well....

Martha's Favorites said...

What a fun day ~ love the photos. Thanks for letting me go some where I have always wanted to go. Martha

KatCollects said...

I would love to do something like this. In some ways it reminds me of my day trips to Seattle, love them. I'm glad you and your family had a good day.

Karina said...

What a terrific post! I love your photos of your day in the city. We do the same kind of thing with our children and we call them 'adventure days'. (p.s. I live way over on the West Coast in British Columbia near Vancouver which is 'the city' that we like to roam around in.) Thank you for showing a 'real' picture of NY. Can I tell you how much I dream of being there one day? I always think of it as somewhere in a movie or a story but your photos made it come alive. :)
Your blog is lovely and a real treat.

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

What an awesome day you had, thanks for taking me along. I have always wanted to visit that part of the country, maybe next year. Lisa