We're back from a whirlwind weekend in the Big Apple after spending some quality time with family and friends.
While staying at E's dad's place in Queens Indio became infatuated with the subway that ran above ground just steps from the house. Every time it would roar by, Indy would exclaim, "Choo choo!" even if he was inside the house! Of course, I saw this as the perfect way to capture a memory and photo opp. Monday morning, the two of us set out to take the "A" train from 88th Street towards Far Rockaway.
The ride promised to be spectacular as it's all above ground, crossing the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and ending at the Atlantic Ocean. We saw a snowy egret in what looked like a creek in the backyards of Howard Beach, lots of boats, big and small, and cute little houses on stilts in the water.
It was no surprise that Indio was more interested in the lady popping her bubble gum than the view from the train! He loved the never-ending stairs and peeling the paint off the corrugated tin walls. [Don't worry, I had baby wipes on hand to clean those little fingers!]
The hour-long excursion was so exciting that one of us was in desperate need of a nap when we got home!