Fourth of July was pretty spontaneous here in these parts. The weekend before we had this conversation:
Ten: “What are we doing for the 4th?”
I mean we weren’t going to see the fireworks this year since they moved them to the East Side, and Mia and Emi are just too little to drag down there. So, we were just going to hang out at home. Then July 2nd rolled around, and we were both like…we need to get out of the city. Yes, there was a hurricane coming, but we decided it would be way more fun to be stuck in a hotel with a pool than in our apartment.
So, we thought a little bit about it and decided to head to Greenwich, Connecticut. Lots of people go there for weekend getaways, and it isn’t too far by train. This was really important since Mia has been getting major motion sickness recently. So, we waited for a break in the weather on the 3rd and as soon as it looked like the skies were clear enough to travel, I booked two nights at the Hyatt in Old Greenwich. One night was free with our points, and we got a really great price for the second.
Anyway, and now for the massive photo dump of our trip.
We were able to catch the shuttle from Old Greenwich station and arrived at the hotel a few minutes later. I think the whole trip took maybe an hour and half, so not too bad.
The first night that we were there we arrived a little bit late in the evening, so we ran over to a shopping center and grabbed some Subway. We got back to the hotel at just about the time the storm rolled in.
The next day (on the 4th), it rained and rained and rained some more. Hurrican Arthur was in full force, so we definitely didn’t head out at all. I think Ten went out once to grab some food. Me and the girls ran up and down hallways, found other kids to play with, and spent a decent amount of time banging on the hotel’s piano. Ten may have also bought a small Buzz and Woody for Mia to play with since we had brought no toys with us. We just didn’t have the space, but after using up diapers and things, Buzz and Woody weren’t hard to carry back home with us.
Friday, we spent lots of time at the hotel pool and me and Ten took separate turns watching the girls and going to the gym.
Like I said, the weather was pretty terrible on Friday, so we ended up spending quite a bit of time in the room as well.
Saturday was our last day in Old Greenwich. We had to be back in Manhattan that night so that everyone could rest up for Mia’s swim class on Sunday (which was a really big deal and another post in itself). However, we decided to have breakfast at the buffet and then go be creepers and walk around our soon to be neighborhood and spy on our soon to be house. I didn’t take pics of the house though…because I didn’t want to look too crazy.
For the rest of the weekend, we pretty much just hung out (besides going to one swim class). Mia also got her very own pack of water balloons which you would have thought was the greatest thing in the world. I mean she was so happy just to sit outside and play with them. It kept her busy for well over an hour.
P.S. Here are a few pictures from hanging out at the park near our soon to be house and the library. They are from my phone, so a last minute addition here. Seriously, biggest photo post ever.