This past weekend was a long weekend. I think I am finally recovered from it–just in time for this weekend.
During the midweek Zee was interested in going on a Ferry since Mr. C has to ride one.
Okay, that was doable. We haven’t been on a ferry or went sight-seeing in ages so I was thinking it should be fun. This was our original plans on Saturday.
Instead, we met with Mr. C’s mom for lunch and afterwards proceeded to walk to the train station. Zee started to get sleepy so I told her that we’ll wait until tomorrow to see the ferry and the Statue of Liberty.
While she slept, we walked to the store, which turned out to be a bad mistake. Here we are in the heart of NYC surrounded by public transportation and we decide to walk to the store. A store that I had no idea was only knew that it was nowhere near us.
Forty minutes later we get there and I’m too tired to shop. After looking around the last thing I wanted to do was buy anything. Instead we head to the book store and pick up a few books for our still sleeping daughter.
By the time we finally make it home, we are worn out and exhausted. I’m told that we aren’t going anywhere the next day and that Zee will just have to accept that.
I get it, I really do. But I also don’t like breaking my word. We are at this point where she knows that I keep my promises and my words, I don’t really want to break that.
Instead we head out sightseeing Sunday and officially put the nails in our coffins.
I was done. More than done. We were going to take a ferry to the Statue of liberty and Ellis Island, but we were told that after we buy a ticket, we still had an hour wait until we could get on the boat. I. Don’t. Think. So.
We opted to cruise around the area on the Statue Cruise instead. Which wasn’t a bad thing. I was able to get some pictures with my iPhone and Zee got her Ferry/boat ride.
Next time if I promised a family outing, it would be best if we didn’t wear ourselves down to the bones the day before. Afterall, that long walk was a bad call since we could have taken the train to the store (and be right in front of it).
Man, years ago, that walk wouldn’t even phase me. I was able to walk through Brooklyn and Manhattan before without being tired. I would say it’s because I’m getting older (most likely), but I’ll say it’s because of the wrong shoes (probably should have worn sneakers instead of flats), and the fact that I’m carrying Audrey III in my stomach (I’ll talk about that later).
I’m feeling a 3 day weekend coming up. BBQ anyone?