Niel and I thought Saturday would be low key and just for resting, but the weather was really lovely so we went to Governor's Island. It was an inexpensive outing. Only the cost of the subway ride. There is no admission fee for the ferry or the island, which is shaped like an ice cream cone.
It was lovely, but also eerie because we're basically walking around an abandoned town. Most of the buildings we couldn't walk into, but the ones we could were huge. There was even a band that entertained folks who were tired of walking around its 90 acres. Niel mentioned the band leader Jim Vavino is also a guitarist for the Max Weinberg band. Niel smartly packed some granola for us to munch on. It was PB & J granola. Very tasty. One part of the island with the original buildings is the historic area. There is another which has apartments built in the 60's is dilapidated and the city hopes to turn it into a park. Hopefully a nice park like Central park and not a water park. The historic part will also house a school. I am worried the historic section could get defaced. After we came back to Manhattan we walked around the Southstreet Seaport for a bit. Wow was it packed. They had a trampoline contraption for kids in the food court. And John Lithgow was singing in the rain. Yes it rained and poor Niel got soaked. In the evening we had dinner with Niel's mom at the new mall. I've said it before the mall's Amish Market is fantastic.
Sunday Niel and I went to my parents for a BBQ. Afterwards all of us went bowling. That was a lot of fun. Niel won both rounds and he even got a turkey. Niel and I then came home and watched Epic Movie. Blech.