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Monday, June 16, 2008

A Day in New York

Sunday was Father's Day, which meant I could do whatever I wanted and Jenn and Zachary had to go along with it. We packed Zach into the stroller and headed down to Pier 40 in Manhattan for a spot of late-morning kayaking on the Hudson River.
The free walk-up kayaking program is great. You just show up at the pier and they give you a kayak to paddle around. Since Zach is still too little to take out on a boat, Jenn and I took turns in the water. She went first.

While Jenn was on the water, I tried to keep Zach entertained. He was rambunctious and full of energy. He was excited to spot his mom in a kayak, bobbing up and down as the waves came in and out of the embayment, and we waved to her from the pier. Then he had a long drink from his sippy cup.
After Jenn got back, it was my turn in the water.
I had fun paddling in circles and feeling the motion of the ocean, but it started raining so I cut my cruise short and we headed to the subway. Zach tried on my hat.
Back at home, we put Zach to bed and had a snack, and then I took a little nap myself. Naps are always nice. When we both woke up, the three of us went out to our local park, McCarren Park. We noticed something going on in the McCarren Park Pool, so we went to check it out.
It turned out to be an art show called the Renegade Craft Fair.
The fair was a collection of hip clothing, artwork, and knickknack vendors who were lined up in white tents inside the disused public swimming pool. Jenn bought Zach a tee shirt with a guitar on it. I bought Jenn a juice made from lemons and cucumber. It was a lackluster juice, but the fair was cool.
We took a lap around the pool and then headed back to the house. Jenn and Zach continued on to the grocery store, while I got some work done at home. Later, when Zach was asleep, we had chili, corn, peas, and bread for dinner. We toasted a very happy Fathers Day with a cold beer.


Anonymous Jenn said...

Cheers to a wonderful father and husband. Here's to many, many more very happy Father's Days. Love, Jenn

9:48 PM  

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