Since our last two entries, we have done so much that I don’t even know where to start! It has been go, go, go…..and quite honestly, I feel exhausted! We were all up at 4.30am this morning, as Karen (Alex’s siter and neice and nephew, Denisse and Axel) were flying back to Ecuador today. It has been a fun filled week and a half, so I will re-cap some of the “highlights”!
On the 2nd September, we all went to a theme park, called Dorney Park, in Philadelphia. It was a combination ride and water park. The kids thought it was great, and I………greater! Water is my thing, so I must have gone on every slide possible. As for the rides, I normally get motion sickness, but I just went hammer and tongs…….the last one Alex and I went on (nobody else was game!!!!) was like a roller coaster on a “trip”, pardon the pun…we are talking a serious 90 degree drop, and my lunch almost became my dinner! To add to the excitement we hired a car for the day, and I drove up and back, as I was not the only one who could drive, but the only one with a license! Taking traffic into consideration, 3 hours up and 3 hours back plus lots of hours in the park. A great day was had by all, but we all got home exhausted…and then there was returning the car! I actually got to drive through the centre of Noo Yorrk (as they would say here), and may I say that it wasn’t that terrifying.
On one of our several trips to Manhattan we took the kids to the Sony Wonder Technology Lab, an interactive space where kids can try their hand at all things technical – creating scenes in a movie, being part of virtual games, creating music, to only name a few. It was a hands on attraction, which of course always rates highly amongst children of all ages.
Alex and I also visited the Museum of Modern Art. There were various interesting displays. I am always fascinated by the more “modern” section of Modern Art Museums…and as we looked at such paintings as the big square black canvas, and the black square canvas with concentric white lines, we both could not help but think why we had not thought of it first! Art is a little like beauty…oh so very subjective!
On Friday we are off to Chester Springs, near Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, to spend a few days with our really good friend Erin. I actually met Erin in Argentina in 1999. Alex has also met her a couple of times since. We are really looking forward to catching up with her. It should also be a relaxing and peaceful break from New York.
(Images, Top: L to R, Denisse, Alex, Rocio, Axel & Karen Centre: Angie, Denisse & Axel at Sony Wonderland Lab. Bottom: Reunion with Moz & Bianca in New York.)