This trip, we planned to follow it with a couple of rides on Jane's Carousel in DUMBO.
Not only is it FUN but we get to annoy the kid-hating Rat Racers along the way. If they hated Mondays before, they were going to really hate it now. Hey, anything to help out misery.
If you've ever crossed the Brooklyn Bridge on foot, you know it's a beautiful walk but the narrow walkway that's shared by the pedestrians and bike riders can be very harrowing, especially with kids.
Sure enough, there was one angry biker who had to shout "Get the f*ck outta the bike lane," as he passed. It's always pleasant to find people who are more pissed off than my husband - kinda puts my life in perspective.
Anyway, the carousel was magnificent, probably the most beautiful I've ever seen. It's encased in glass so carousel riders could enjoy the view of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges as well as delight in the breeze of the East River. Even carousel watching was relaxing in this setting despite the insane clown music played on the old style music box.
|Kids idea of a group shot|
|Guess a tree really does grow in Brooklyn|
|And they're off!|