Even though we live 70 miles from the Intrepid, it took us over 2 hours to get here.
Happy now that she's outside
We asked the kids whether they wanted to go on the big ship or the submarine first and they were both in agreement that they wanted to see the submarine. James's reasoning was that he's been on a boat before but never a submarine. We soon discovered Miranda was "too short" to go on the submarine. James was delighted that he was big enough to do something she couldn't. Kevin took her to the Intrepid Museum, while James and I waited to go in The Growler submarine. And waited. And waited.
Thinking she's going on the submarine... she's not.
James and me inside the submarine
Going though the air (water?) locks.
James with a torpedo
After the submarine, James and I went to meet Kevin and Miranda in the museum. We started on the third floor- the deck- with all the aircraft.
Top deck- third floor of Intrepid
Being a helicopter
We went down to the second floor where there were many warplanes and war videos with bomb special effects... and I booked him through there to get him to the kids section.
Some super cool navigation device
The best part of the museum if you're a parent is the Exploreum Hall, where kids can interact with things and run around like wild monkeys.
Flying the jet
She has an important call from the CIA
Endeavoring to build her own rocket
This whole time the temperature was in the 90s. We thought we'd be mostly inside in a nice chilly museum, but a lot of it was outside and the museum itself was not that cool temperature-wise. So I decided we had to get ice cream.
Eating Ample Hill ice cream at Gotham Market
Part of the saga of getting to the museum that I left out in the beginning was the struggle of finding parking. We had gotten everyone out of the car when we realized we were illegally parked, so rather than put the kids back in- there might have been a mutiny!-- I took them to the nearest park while Kevin parked the car.
Prequel: De Witt Clinton Park fun