So I'm riding my bike through some trails in Rocky Point this weekend. The leaves are almost in full bloom. Bugs are hopping all over the place. My husband and son are on the bike ahead of me. We stop to admire the trees close-up and look for bugs (per my 3 year old son's request). After we start riding again I thought, "see, this is why I love Long Island."
The day before I took Luc to the Children's Museum of Manhattan. We took the LIRR, subway, walked around uptown, and had a fantastic (albeit somewhat overpriced) lunch. The next day, we out in the woods, riding bikes, unable to hear any sirens, car horns, or trains screeching to a halt.
The Children's Museum is really great. I had taken Luc to the Children's Museum in Garden City and was beyond disappointed. This museum in the city is fantastic. I went with a friend and her 18 month old and my son is 3 years old. The exhibits were fine for both of them. Luc like being able to pretend he was a "mail person" (he's SO politically correct) and take packages from the mailboxes and put them on the mail trucks. There are tons of things to "pretend" and use your imagination. There is a tribute to Charles Schultz which is really great.
There is no food allowed and no strollers. They will let you check your bags and strollers at the door. One thing I would have done differently is had lunch before going to the museum so my son could have had more time. There was more to the museum we never saw. But, at the price of a mere $6.00 we can afford to go back often!!