woke up, it was a chelsea morning

July 30th, 2012

Our last Thursday was our “last Thursday“.

And it was hot. Blazing hot. The kind of hot that should have sent us right to a pool- any pool – or sent the boy to school for a morning in the sprinklers, followed by a nice cool nap indoors.

No way.

Noah was starting camp on Monday – five days a week – and I was intent on making this day a memorable one for both of us. I just had to figure out how to cope with the ridiculous forecast.

Fortunately, I had just read a great article in New York magazine, filled with unique kids’ summertime activities, and I quickly cobbled together a plan. It was perfect – one of my favorite neighborhoods, lots of water fun, and two new-to-us destinations.

So off we went.

chelsea waterside park

chelsea waterside park

Our first stop was Chelsea Waterside Park, a cleverly designed playground tucked away like an oasis between two very busy avenues. I loved the cool design and Noah loved all of the great features. He quickly got busy:

chelsea waterside park

chelsea waterside park

 

chelsea waterside park

chelsea waterside park

Next, we went across the street to the Pier 62 Carousel – an unusual merry-go-round consisting of 33 hand carved animals. But not the usual suspects – on this carousel you can ride a seahorse, a raccoon or even a turkey. Noah was fascinated and wanted to ride, but as you may remember from our last carousel experience, he likes to stay more……grounded. So the chariot it was.

pier 62 carousel

pier 62 carousel

Best $2 I ever spent.

We ended the day at one of my favorite places of all – the High Line.  We cooled off with a stroll in the water feature, and a couple of ice pops.

high line

Give this boy a stick and a grate.

high line

I could not have imagined a more perfect ending to our Thursdays.

high line

Picture perfect.

 

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