Monday, June 21, 2010

Prospect Park: Does My Blog Need a New Name?

Charlie, Vivi, and me--and my 50-pound bag of snacks en route to Prospect Park

I am thinking of changing the name of my blog to “Eating Snacks in Different Places with My Kids”:

Here was what was on my list of things to do with Charlie and Vivi in Prospect Park:
  • Chill out in the 90-acre Long Meadow
  • Pedal boat on Brooklyn’s only freshwater lake
  • Hike one of the park’s four nature trails
  • Check out the sculpture of Peter from Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day at the Imagination Playground
  • Visit the Audubon Center for their hands-on exhibits and family programs
  • Ride the old-fashioned carousel
  • Go back in time at Lefferts Historic House
  • See some of the Zoo’s 400 animals
Here is what we actually did:

Discovered a pencil at the bottom of the Bailey Fountain in Grand Army Plaza and ate snacks

Paused to examine a sewer grate and ate snacks

Overturned rocks to look for centipedes and other assorted creepy-crawlies and ate snacks

Visited the Zoo for approximately eight minutes before starting to whine about lunch

Were riveted by the automatic beverage vending machine while eating lunch at the Zoo

Watered the garden at Lefferts Historic House in the hope of growing our own snack plants

Enjoyed ice cream after riding on what our three-year-old friend Alie called “the carous-wheel!”

Gathered extremely valuable treasures like broken glass (called, inexplicably, by Charlie, “super-glass”), a broken pair of eyeglasses, an empty beer can, assorted sticks of varying sizes, and the plastic top from a Wendy’s Frosty and polished off the last of the snacks on the way to the subway home

Prospect Park; Brooklyn; We took the 2/3 train to Grand Army Plaza station, but the park is also accessible via the F/Q/S/B trains;; Open daily, sunrise to 1:00 AM; *Free* (Prospect Park Zoo is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM during the summer and is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-12 and free for members of the Wildlife Conservation Society; The Carousel is open from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Thursday-Sunday during June and is $2 per ride)


  1. Can Lulu and I come on the next adventure- We love eating snacks!

  2. Very funny! I love the new blog name. ;)

    And Vivi's pose in that last picture somehow just makes me chuckle.