Monday is Freddy T.'s day off and we try to get out on the town and do something fun on that day. It's a little challenging in the winter, but we're having so much fun now that the weather is nice and warm. Today we set off toward Central Park with a mission to ride on the CP Carousel and play in Sheep's Meadow. Sheep's Meadow is just a huge open field, lots of room to run and play. After the carousel we spotted what looked like a play ground we'd never been to before and Jack really wanted to play on a play ground today rather than run in the field, so we ventured over to it. WOW! We had no idea this was here! It was the best play ground in Central Park if you're looking for water features. We didn't bring any towels or swim gear, but there was no stopping our 3 monkeys once they were let free to run.
They were all 3 soaking wet when we got ready to leave. There are a lot of pictures, but I wanted to try to give the best perspective of what the play ground looked like.
First, on most any given Monday when we head to the Upper West Side our first stop is at Joe's. It is Freddy T.'s favorite coffee spot on the UWS.
Jack's favorite pizza spot is Pizza Pete's, so we snagged him a piece before heading to the park.
The Carousel was fun, but it went fast. Not so fast you got sick, but fast enough that I don't really care to ride it again. Lillie was on it for about 30 seconds then she wanted me to hold her. Once I got her off she rode the rest of the time with her head on my shoulder. I guess it scared her a little.
Elliott riding the carousel.
Jack loved it!
After the carousel, walking toward the park, we passed some baseball fields. Freddy T. was teaching Jack how to run around the bases.
Now to the play ground!
This is a view from where Jack is standing in the picture below.
The water from these sprinklers ran down a very long winding path that eventually ended up in the fountains.
Jack running down the water path.
Jack just climbed down this ladder into a little tunnel.
This was looking from the big kids area over to the toddler area and sand pit.
I love how the buildings form the back ground of the park.
Elliott loves stepping on the water fountains.
Lillie climbing the little walls.
Right outside the train stop at Columbus Circle there was an ice cream truck. Our family loves ice cream, so we all 5 split a "Rainbow Sprinkle Sundae" per Jack's request.
Freddy T. played airplane with them as he put the spoon in their mouths. They loved it!
Today was pretty much summed up by Freddy T. "After today it is clear that we have yet to discover some of the best places in this city."