Today we went to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden with my sister Alexis and her kids Joe and Marilyn, and being Brooklynites, they are EXPERTS on all the fresh spots to hit. After an exciting-yet-serene romp through the Japanese gardens, we hit the "local flora" section:
We were pretty much the only ones there, and it was nice and shady on a hot day. We hit the children's learning center after that:
And then we took a quick picnicbreak and headed to the Brooklyn Zoo, right across the street!
They let peacocks roam around the zoo, which is pretty cute. Also cute: watching kids run in terror from a peacock.
It seemed like the animals were more active than normal towards the end of the day. I'm gonna try hitting zoos in the afternoon more often.
And then we finished off the day on the Prospect Park Carousel! Everything is right next to each other!
And now I take a week off as we head to the beach to hang with the kids cousins! Back on the 14th with a Museum Monday scavenger hunt in Flushing Meadows!