After seeing Yellow Brick Road, we hung out with friends for a bit, then headed to Coney Island. The weather did not cooperate, and Friday night fireworks didn't happen (nor was it really a good night for being on the amusement park rides, with a thunderstorm coming), but we did have time to enjoy the New York Aquarium, the boardwalk and the beach. Not as much time as Mikro would have liked, and he was annoyed not to get to ride the Cyclone for the first time, as he had planned, but the storm blew up suddenly and it was pretty scary for the first part of our ride home on the elevated subway lines. Buckets of rain, high winds, and lots of thunder and lightning, all seen from a bird's eye view. I promised Mikro we'd go back again this summer on a better weather day... Now he's picked out another roller coaster type ride to add to his list: The Soaring Eagle.
When I was a kid, I spent almost every summer day on the beach at Coney Island. I always get a kick out of seeing it now through Mikro's eyes!
There are ladies selling mangoes on the boardwalk these days. We got a nice juicy one!
Daredevil boy's wishlist: