Sunday, July 10, 2016

Marine Park Fun

Our rental surrey.Yesterday in the second half of the day we decided to change the scenery and go for a walk to something other than our own playground. The closest and the nicest place within a 10 minute drive away from us is Marine Park with it’s nice trail trough the salt marsh.

Helmets were mandatory.But when we arrived to the park we saw a tent setup where one could rent bikes, kayaks or surreys. We opted in for a small surrey which would fit all four of us. Anюta wasn’t quite sure about the whole proposition — until we started pedaling that is.

And Aaron in his helmet.She was sitting upfront and she just started laughing and laughing. Arosha initially started wanting to pedal, but when I realized that it’s not all that easy to drive all this by myself I had to enlist Alёna’s help and Arosha decided that he wanted to ride up front as well.

Mulberry picking.We passed by a bunch of mulberry tries Arosha talked us into stopping by one. He is a big expert in mulberry picking — there is one tree in our schoolyard, but I think him and his friends picked it clean by now. Yes, there is a lot of tree climbing involved and it’s clean from top to bottom.

More picking.After we turned our bike in we took a short hike through the marsh and we saw a heron hunting. At first it was just standing there. But then suddenly the head flies into the water and comes out with a frog. Twice it did it and the second frog was even bigger than the first one. I really regretted not having my super-zoom lens with me.

Observing a heron.And we finished the evening off with a family dinner in our favorite Indian restaurant in Bay Ridge. We ordered about 5 different dishes and I’m proud to say that even though Arosha did not like all of them he was willing to give each one a try. Overall kids did eat really well and that always makes the parents happy.

Heron hunting.
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