This week’s “guest blog” entry was completed by Todd P, one of our valued NYC Dads Group members. Thanks again Todd & little Milo!
Let’s face it, being a stay-at-home dad can be a constant battle between keeping up with your child and keeping your sanity. The Intrepid Air, Sea, & Space Museum outing turned out to be the perfect battle plan to combat this daily struggle.
The day started on the flight deck. 174,000 square feet. 30 aircraft. 4 strollers. 1 great time. We practically had the place to ourselves. So there was plenty of room to stroll, admire the flying machines, or just contemplate Manhattan’s skyline from this unique vantage point. The kids might not have had the vocabulary to express their feelings, but wide eyes and big smiles told us that coming here was a good maneuver. After doing a our tour of duty around the gigantic floating airstrip, we headed down to the hanger deck. The former maintenance space turned stunning museum and theatre. Not only were there displays providing history and context, but also a boat to rescue the kids (pictured above) from stroller lock down.
We finished the adventure at an outdoor cafe next door, discussing recent trips, the latest news in our kids worlds, while noshing on tasty burgers and the like. To sum it up, the outing was nothing short of victorious, as we all left with happy children and our sanity restored.