Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Take the "A" Train

waiting for the A train

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!

so many stairs!

taking a snack break

checking out the view by the ocean

almost home


phonelady June 10, 2010 at 7:47 AM  

okay we know indio wore you out and you are the one who needed the nap. LOL !!!

KOS! (Keep On S'myelin!) June 10, 2010 at 9:53 AM  

I love that first pic of Indio under the sign! Sounds like a fun ride!

Faiza June 10, 2010 at 10:04 AM  

love, love, love your pics! indio is gonna love looking at them years from now too.

ummmm were you the only ones on the train?

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