We finally made a trip down to the city! We met Luke's parents and Kate's family and we stayed at a hotel in New Jersey for the weekend. After getting in on a Friday night and playing at the hotel pool, the next day we started off the day going to Coney Island!
The boys all loved the ride! It was a beautiful morning full of sunshine and our ferry ride gave us a great view of the city.
But just as we stepped off the ferry and onto the island it started pouring rain! So much, that everyone ran to any shelter they could find, most cramming into the gift shop! Our families all got split up, Ava ending up with her grandparents, and after standing at the edge of a covered door for 10 minutes, we finally decided to embrace the rain since it had lightened a bit and made our way up the Statue of Liberty.
When we were dating Luke asked me if I wanted to go to a Coldplay concert in MD but it was last minute and the money for tickets seemed like a lot to us at the time, so we didn't go. And I always regretted it! Coldplay is one of the few bands that both Luke and I really love, and finding something we both have in common isn't easy! So with this summer being our 10 year anniversary it seemed like the perfect way to celebrate and do something that we've wanted to experience together for years! And it was the perfect opportunity to go!
I had never been to Central Park before! We let the kids run around the playground while we took some time to cool off. We had barely started but already needed a break, ha!
Getting around Central Park is nice with a bike but also complicated because of the one way direction streets which took us a little time to figure out. Overall, I would say it was really scenic and beautiful, but it also felt like the hottest day of the year, so especially with young kids we tired quickly! I felt like we got to see a lot of Central Park though and this was a fun and memorable way to do it! Just not sure Jacob ever wants to do it again, ha!
By that point we were pretty tired and still had to drive a few hours home that night. So no time for Time Square or other site-seeing this trip, besides what we could see just driving by. We were glad to have Luke's family there to help us navigate our way around for our first trip to the city. We felt like we did as much we could in two days and made some fun new memories together!