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We ‘won’ an opportunity to go camping in one of NYC’s parks (via the Parks Dept.) I think we were ‘going for’ a night at Central Park, and got a park in Inwood instead. It’s located at 218th st on the west side of Manhattan. We were supplied with tents, s’mores, and new friends – and about 4-6 park rangers who took us on a late night hike! There was a skunk family tip toeing around as we slept, but otherwise it was all quite peaceful. And who knew there is so much Native American history there?
(have a great weekend!)

a lesson on tent set up

a lesson on tent set up

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ahhhh grass

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Zoe after way too many s'mores

Zoe after way too many s’mores

late night wig wam exploration

late night wig wam exploration

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.. and playing with the bull. We even stumbled upon the first paved street in ‘New Amsterdam’ called Stone Street that I didn’t even know existed! Must explore some more now that spring is on… especially the Frances Tavern Museum and Battery Park City playgrounds!

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Every year we like to find the MTA’s vintage trains riding the tracks with all the others. They pull the cars (from the 1930s and 1940s) out of this museum that we visited this past summer, and take them for a spin on the tracks every Sunday in December. When we are really lucky, we find a pack of people who show up dressed up in clothing from the same era. All aboard!

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photos from nyclovesnyc.blogspot.com

Photos from nyclovesnyc.blogspot.com

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