Instead of lounging on the sofa in front of the AC with a pint of ice cream, Mark and I set off to explore the brand new Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Brooklyn just keeps getting better and better! I rarely go to Manhattan anymore.
We began at Pier 5, walking our way past ice cream vendors and wooden benches pointed toward the glistening Manhattan sky line. A weekday afternoon is the perfect time to go. The park wasn't crowded and we even found a parking spot!
This Brooklyn gathering space has everything you need for summer fun- a state of the art soccer field, a sandy beach volleyball court, picnic tables, public grills, a water fountain for kids to splash around in, swings, a small garden, and a gourmet food court featuring brick oven pizza, Blue Marble Ice Cream and Dough donuts (you must try these if you're visiting Brooklyn!).
Dismissing my cravings, I continued my "out you go little baby" walk. We wandered along one of the wooden piers, in front of us, the brilliant Manhattan sky line, behind us, the Statue of Liberty. Yachts and sail boats dotted the water.
But despite my best efforts, he didn't stir an inch.
So we went home and plotted our next "baby come out" adventure. One more adventure to look forward to, before an even greater one begins...