…and Happy Birthday to my dear friends, John and Peter!
I like to be obnoxious on holidays, which means bunny ears on Easter, and red, white and blue on the fourth. Last year, we spent the week in Cape Cod, with little Miku in tow. I wore a patriotic prairie dress and ate homemade pumpkin ice cream. Let’s just be honest, it’s difficult to top Cape Cod. We planned on making the same trip this year, but the move has slightly delayed it. So, we went to Coney Island and the New York Aquarium!
I did mention that I like to be obnoxious, right? Can we add campy in there?
Coney Island was packed – and we arrived a few hours after the hot dog eating competition!
We celebrated with fried, greasy foods (fried clams and an arepa)- something we almost never eat. It was a delicious treat, but we both felt pretty gross afterward. Worth it!
I wore a vintage sailor romper.
I liked how straight forward this sign was.
After a couple of hours on the boardwalk/at the amusement park, we headed to the aquarium.
We saw a lot of beautiful sea life, at the aquarium. Among others, we saw:
the happiest frog I have ever seen in my life!
a terrifying fish gang
magical sea horses
But nothing captured my heart as much as the otters. Oh my gosh!
We also shared an ice cream cone. It was already a high calorie day, so I just went all out!
It was a lovely day. Too bad Miku wasn’t there, because she would have loved the excitement of it all. Unfortunately for her, she had to babysit the kitties, and pups are not allowed at the aquarium.
I do miss fireworks, though. We didn’t bother trying to get to the Hudson festivities, so this day was fireworks free. Oh well – Coney Island will be doing fireworks every Friday, so I’ll have to head down there next week!