hey everyone-- Tom and I had a great time with Grant! It went by so fast! We spent most of the time at the shore on the boat and showing him around the boardwalk and coast. We headed out with John and Lisa and tied up the boats in an area called Barnaget Bay for the 4th. The Bay side is really shallow so after dropping anchor, swimming around there and relaxing, we took the dingy onto the shore and then walked across a boardwalk thru a state park and instantly we are on the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. The dogs love the beach and they run all over! Ollie especially loves the water and with her low clearance which equals a great sense of balance, we are going to try and get her on a surf board one of these days--with her life jacket on of course! We built a fire on the beach and just had a great time.
Yesterday, Grant and i went into the city. The temps were in the low 80's so it wasn't too bad to tour amongst all that cement. We hit the usual spots but also went into a few places/areas I had not seen before too. We did come across the San Genero Festival again in Little Italy and that was his favorite part of the entire day. Very Godfather-esq. We also saw a New York icon that you hear about, but don't always see: the naked cowboy. He is a riot and of course I got my picture snapped with him.
Tom and I are enjoying some quiet time at home, but its a short amount of time--- his parents come into town in a couple days and we have ourselves some sightseeing to do! We'll make it to Washington DC on this trip which I am really excited about as I have never been.
Here are some pics:
lisa, diana and grant relaxing "floatie style"; tom relaxing; the boats with john on the back; grant in front of the baseball card mirage--see babe ruth's face? those are all baseball cards at the espn zone; grant on the subway platform; a cat chillin' in greenwich; diana and the naked cowboy (the "pg shot"; 4th of july beach bon fire; city shot; grant in a crowded little italy and finally ollie relaxing.