Fresh air? Crunchy leaves? Big smiles? Little giggles? New York, you’ve got this autumn thing down! Some photos below (sorry – there are a lot, I can’t help it!). I gave everyone a proper scrub down before we came back inside our apartment, but the amount of leaves inside our pockets, stuck inside our coats was crazy. Autumn, you win.
A couple of weeks ago we spent a few days of peace (well, as peaceful as you can get when travelling with a toddler and a baby) and rock & roll in Woodstock, where the music festival famously didn’t take place. The legend says the original Woodstock Festival’s organisers wanted to plan their concert there; however, the town turned down their permit, and the “Woodstock” Festival was actually held almost 60 miles away in the town of Bethel. I feel […]
Over the weekend, we rented a car and escaped the city, and among other things, we visited a pumpkin patch for the very first time! We spent a good portion of our afternoon just hanging out with all the pumpkins. V had a fantastic time amongst the pumpkins but he much preferred the tractors and the hayride. August slept through the whole pumpkin adventure… We went to Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm, in Yorktown Heights and it was great but […]
Last week, we went across the Brooklyn bridge to finally check out the seaglass carousel at Battery Park, the Southern tip of Manhattan. The Seaglass carousel was built where New York’s first aquarium stood in the early 20th century and is designed to ressemble an underwater garden. The shimmering fish seats move in all sorts of patterns, so you’re twisting and turning and moving all over the place and not just going in circles. We’ve certainly never been on a […]
Trying to play “catch up” with my blog right now and wanted to share some photos from last weekend at Governors Island. Governors Island is only a quick ferry ride away from Brooklyn and it’s a great destination for kids. You can rent bikes (even tandem or 6-seater surrey bikes!) to explore the island on or ride down the longest slide in NYC at 57 feet at The Hills play area. The island offers some of the best views of […]
After Martha’s Vineyard, we went to Boston for a day. We spent the afternoon following the Freedom Trail. Boston’s signature attraction is a 2.5-mile line of red paint or brick that passes by key locations significant to the history of the United States. Granary Burying Ground, established in 1660, where some of America’s most notable citizens rest. The Old State House is one of the oldest public buildings in the USA.
Martha’s Vineyard, a Massachusetts island just south of Cape Cod, is mostly famous for two things: Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” was filmed there, and former heads of state have made this tiny slice of paradise their chosen summer retreat: first the Clintons, then the Obamas. It was our first time on the island, and while we didn’t meet any shark nor any current, former or future heads of state, it is the most magical place ever. We were only doing a quick trip […]
I already shared bits and pieces on Instagram a couple of weeks ago about our time in Massachusetts, but I finally got around to going through all the photos (brace yourselves, there are a lot!). Travelling with 1 month old baby and a toddler is not the easiest, but I wouldn’t trade the memories and experiences we’ve been able to create together while doing so for anything… A summer visit to New England isn’t complete without a lobster shack experience. […]