One of our stops we wanted to make before we head back home was to take the tram to Roosevelt Island and peek at Four Freedoms Park. We waited until after Crew’s nap and we walked from 26th all the way to 59th. We walked by all the big department stores to check out the windows and lights set up for Christmas. Being in the city during the holiday season is the best time of the year to be here! It helps the weather is so mild this year too.
Roosevelt Island was nice because there weren’t many tourists and this time of year they are EVERYWHERE.
^^Crew has this thing about holding on to the poles in the most disgusting places…buses, subways, santa lines, etc. We try everything to keep him distracted from them since its been touched by all of NYC but you just give up in the end – he’s happy and we always have hand santizer. Pick your battles… does that apply to this? I promise we have better parenting skills. 😉
^^These trees were so cool the way they hovered the walking path.
^^Doing dad things.
^^Mama needed her coffee fix. Starbucks on the island and the snowman was just icing on the cake, nom!
^^Crew’s happy place. He’s not a walker, he straight runnin everywhere.
^^Typical photo: Babe wants on the ground and I want a photo.
^^Doing Mama things.
^^Cue the never ending runny nose.
^^Watching the leaves.
^^First time playing with rocks.
^^He thought they were hilarious.
^^Back to his favorite thing again – running.
^^…and we found more rocks.
^^Watching the tram float away.
Once we got back to Manhattan the sun was setting and it was getting cold. Crew hit his witching hour and he was pretty hungry. We decided to throw down some grub at our favorite burger place right next to Rockefeller. If you get the chance go to Bills Burgers and get the Fat Cat burger (and even add a super runny egg to it.)
It was dark once we got out so we walked 5th Ave again to check the lights out at night. Saks 5th has an amazing light show on the entire building. The coolest thing I’ve seen! It will make you feel like you are in a scene from Home Alone. Maybe it’s just the song.
This pretty much sums up our trip to Roosevelt Island.