We hopped the F train which took about an hour to arrive at CI. Had to have a Coney Dog at Coney Island-not bad, and surprisingly not a veggie dog. We wandered about and rode the gigungalous ferris wheel complete with shaking cage. Then, because Emma and Kathy are adrenaline junkies, I felt compelled to join them on the Cyclone Roller Coaster. It's a wooden roller coaster and it feels like being beaten with a sack full of oranges at approximately 60 mph. The girls chose to ride again, but I decided the more prudent action would be to sit that one out and see if I could count the number of muscles involved in my whiplash. Answer: it's a lot!
We also walked the along the boardwalk and just enjoyed seeing the sights as a family. Emma absolutely loved the ocean! She wants to go back to CI several times this week. My class ends on Thursday, so if I can get exams graded early, I will take her on Friday. It actually is lots of fun and I get to see a couple of Seinfeld spots, including where Kramer hits golf balls into the ocean and he scores a whale of a hole in one.
The 4th was pretty good too. We actually just spent time lazin' about, at the local Roosevelt Island Fest, a couple of naps, and eventually scurrying across town to see glimpses of the fireworks along with about 2 million fellow New Yorkers. It was very cool! Then we walked from the west side of Manhattan to the east side (approx 2 miles) and safely back home again. I thought I would feel much more claustrophobic than I did, but, I didn't!
This week sees my States of Consciousness class coming to an end, and I am looking forward to a little break. Emma and I are planning a few adventures this week, possibly including taking Murphy to Central Park. More to come . . . .