Andrew ran the Brooklyn 1/2 marathon again this year (last year here). As great of a day it ended up being, the twins and I had a horrific time getting there. Last year, we just hopped on the right subway that was direct for an hour 15 minutes. I didn't realize, but this year service was down due to Sandy so I had to get off, take a bus, get back on the subway, which ended up being a 2.5 hour deal. We missed Daddy at the finish line and never got a chance to see his siblings that ran as well as a hand full of friends. But we had a great day once we arrived. Here's to Coney Island...
Compare this shot to the one last year when they were just a few months old.
The twins fell asleep right when we arrived to Coney Island. So we strolled them to the beach and hung out there an hour until they woke up. Had a good walk on the Boardwalk following and then headed for some rides...
A member of the NYRR (NY Road Runner's Association) came up and asked to take a picture of Charles with his medal. She was so respectful. Long story short, she got Andrew into the NY Marathon for this November.
Family pic in the Wonder Wheel.
We rode this one many times. Look at this face--
We had the greatest time at their carnival/fair because there was hardly anyone there. The kids was in heaven just roaming around.
The view of the beach from the Wonder Wheel. An empty beach here is a rare sight. An overcast day turned out to be the best thing in Coney Island because no crowds.
We never pass up a carrousel or a photo-booth.
We were able to travel direct home thankfully, but the ride was long enough we got the twins out of their stroller. First time being exposed to the elements of the subway in full glory. Straight to the tub when we walked in the door.