I’ve seen first hand that more than one tree grows in Brooklyn. We’re here visiting friends and taking in a bit of city life.
During our first day we visited The New York City Transportation Museum here in Brooklyn. It has old buses and subway cars that kids can climb around and sit in.
Oh yea. Adults can too.
We saw subway cars from as far back as 1912…
..up through 1961…
…and today. The today picture I took while riding on the actual subway out to Coney Island and back.
After the museum we went for a walk along pretty tree lined streets, admiring the brownstones.
It’s fun to imagine what it’s like to live in one. But our friend made a good point. She said it was romantic to think about living in a house that old…but if she was going to spend that much money she’d want her new home to be brand new. These houses sell for millions each. Hard to fathom.
Someone suggested we see Coney Island. So that evening we hopped on a subway and went out to explore. Can’t beat a boardwalk along the Atlantic Ocean in July.
And the amusement park had some really cool rides. Oh, you ask…which ones did we ride?
Well..none actually. I’m pretty sure I’m at the age where anything remotely like this is going to make my sick. Well, not entirely sure, but sure enough to not want to risk it.
We walked out on the pier instead, watched people crabbing and fishing. And then we walked along the boardwalk for a long way.
It seemed like a perfect end to a very nice day. But boy did all that walking wear us out! Especially when we had to climb all these stairs at the Barkley Center to exit the subway on our way home!
We were pretty tired. And sore. But will we take it easy tomorrow?
What do you think?