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WEEKEND EXPLORERS

Posted on: Tuesday










For the first time in all of my years in New York City, I find myself in possession of a car.  We will have the car for just one week, so we are setting out over the next few days to explore NYC in a whole new way: subway-free.  We zoomed around Brooklyn this past weekend, turning down the streets we would usually never walk through and wandering around tucked-away neighborhoods.  Biet frolicked in new playgrounds and shimmied down new sidewalks.  There's something so refreshing about being somewhere unfamiliar every once in awhile.   

I will always be amazed at the magnitude of this city.  We've discovered so many wondrous little places so far, and still have a few more day trips planned.  It turns out that our second-born hates riding in cars even more than our first-born, so the trips have been a bit bumpy at times (give these kids a subway car any day!), but, let me tell you, it's certainly been nice to have a little break from carrying strollers up and down subway steps.  

I've definitely already fallen head-over-heels with a neighborhood or two.  I keep finding myself daydreaming about driving around Brooklyn all day and uncovering more new-to-us nooks of this great metropolis (discovering old, weird, city relics is my driving-into-the sunset). New York City, here we come..


12 COMMENTS:

  1. Brooklyn feels like it goes on forever, I love it. Gray lived there for 7 years and I loved exploring when I would visit him! So glad you guys are enjoying a week out and about!

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    1. It does go on forever! Just when you think you know it, you find a whole new neighborhood that you've never seen before. It's amazing!

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  2. Ha! My kids are born-and-bred Brooklynites. My eldest does amazing while in a car, but my toddler? I spent an entire week while traveling abroad hunched over her car seat with a, ahem, boob out comforting the girl. She would cry every single time. It was a very bad week for my back. We're going on another car seat-requiring trip in a few weeks and I'm a little anxious, but she's older now, so here's to hoping she does better.

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    1. Ahhh i feel your pain! If I'm not the one driving I'm doing the nursing in the car seat thing too! Funny how these little New Yorkers naturally gravitate towards the subway :)

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  3. That wall in the first pic is such a fantastic photo backdrop! There *are* so many great neighborhoods in Brooklyn (haven't been there in too long!)- thanks for sharing your wandering and gorgeous children :)

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    1. Thank you Christy! There are so many amazing walls like this hidden all around the city! This one is in Greenpoint (Milton street I think?) :)

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  4. I love the photos! Makes me miss seeing you and the family and all of the different places you have lived in. Can't wait for more adventures with you guys in the future!

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    lisa

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    1. I know! Lisa, there are SO MANY more adventures to come! xxxx

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