As we walked to dinner one evening, we noticed a firehouse across the street from our restaurant. The door was closed and all was quite. We wondered if it was even a working firehouse. Later when we we came out the restaurant, we saw that the door had been opened and we could see the firetruck inside. We crossed the street to take a closer peak and were greeted by a young fireman who then offered to show us around. He told us about the building which was completed in 1895 and the original fire truck was a horse drawn carriage. The kids got a chance to look at their equipment and climb into the firetruck. He was very patient and answered all their questions. This completely unplanned event was one of the highlights of our trip.
The next day we headed over to Serendipity! I had told the kids all about this place and they were REALLY excited to taste the Frozen Hot Chocolate. We got there a little early so we took a walk down the street to see the Roosevelt Island Tram. At the end of 60th Street we found this beautiful mural. I had to take a quick photo while the kids checked out the Tram.
After Serendipity, we decided to walk across Central Park to the American Museum of Natural History. It is quite a far walk but we thought it would give the kids a chance to see a lot of the park. This probably would have been a great idea had it not been 400 degrees outside. The kids were none too impressed by the park or the heat. There was a lot of asking when we would arrive at the museum. They took the opportunity to cool off by taking a run through some sprinklers.
The museum was delightfully cool but also REALLY crowded. I think everyone in NYC was looking to get out of the heat that day. I didn't take many photos because of the crowds and it was often times dark. It's HUGE so if you plan on visiting, give your self a lot of time to see everything.
Thanks for following along! I have one more blog post planned and it takes us to see lady liberty.