I officially HATE uploading the massive amounts of photos I seem to accumulate on trips. It takes HOURS and I dread the process. I am beyond ready to throw my computer across the floor right now but here is part one of our out of Kansas experience.
On our way out of our city we heard a loud roar and thought the sky was falling. However we quickly realized it was just the medevac team transporting a critical patient.
The kids immediately gained a position on higher ground and breathlessly watched the scene.
If you followed the Twitter trail then you are aware of the bus trip bathroom experience. Little Tres had developed an intimate relationship with the bus bathroom. Needless to say he eventually “pooped” out.
The ride into the city proved very educational and we found the NY bus advertisements to encourage those conversations a parent would rather have at a later date.
Once in the city the boys (big and small) had this initial reaction:
If our neck craning reaction did not instantly prove the fact that we were tourists then fer’sure the subway ride did. Why? Well take look and tell me what you think gave us away:
Luggage! You guessed it. A taxi would’ve been the more appropriate avenue of travel but when have we ever done the more appropriate thing? Besides the kids loved the subway and the little guy was always pushing the ‘yellow line’ restriction.
We were all exhausted yet we could still marvel at the level of filth going on in NYC. Interesting also was the intense (burn your eyes out) smell of urine in the subway. These sights and smells proved amusing and kept us from doing fatigued face plants.
We ate, showered and hit the pillow top mattresses for some much-needed rest. The next day things seemed brighter. We awoke to these views:
We had rested and could now contemplate the journey. Tres was even feeling better see:
….and I’m two seconds from hurling this computer to its death. So with that uplifting outburst I’m going to complete my photo transferring torture at hand.
More NYC photos, stories and adventures to come your way soon IF my computer survives another day.