July 26, 2010 |  Category:   life nyc outings

This summer is the year of unpredictable weather. We left our apartment Friday morning under clear skies, headed towards the Ferry to Governors Island, but as soon as we got on the ferry it started to rain. Not just a summer mist, but pouring rain. We stood under an awning with our umbrella and a makeshift tarp and waited for the rain to pass, which it did.

So Governors Island is totally crowded this year. The island was also full of camp groups on Friday despite the weather on the day we went so there were a lot of kids running around. I think you have to catch the first ferry or bike to the other side of the island if you want the quiet, island experience like we had last year. There’s also more “stuff” available like food and bigger bike rental stations. I guess that is convenient, but it also makes it more commercial and I far preferred the way the island was last year – slightly creepy and Lost/Dharma compound-like.

Still, the kids had fun playing soggy mini golf built by FIGMENT, with each hole is designed by a different artist. Yes, there is art on Governors Island! So much art that we didn’t even get to the other side. Photos to come tomorrow…

We spent the weekend in the burbs again and came in from swimming in the town pool just in time to watch the craziest storm from the huge windows at my mom’s house. It was the kind of storm that I thought we were going to get when we got a tornado watch in NYC Friday night (no tornado but apparently we had hail, say wha?). The hurricane-like winds shut the power down. We ate dinner out in the patio, cooking food on a little gas burner (yeah, the Miller can. That’s totally dad beer). With no power, no internet and no lights, I went to sleep around 10pm and slept nearly 10 hours for the first time this year. I didn’t wake up feeling well rested, though. I felt really tired all day. What gives?

You Might Also Like

  • ChantaleP July 26, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Lohove the pics.. it’s been crazy weather here in Mtl too (minus the hail). Did the girls have fun with the mini putt? Love the Mia & the stars pic. Wow, is she ever pretty! Slept nearly 10 hrs and still tired? Prob your body’s first taste of real sleep and you need more! Plus the humidity and sudden change of weather makes everyone drowsy…

  • kimberly July 26, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    mini golf art is totally awesome.

    i’m convinced that there is no summer in San Francisco. What gives with the wacky weather everywhere???

  • Hyun July 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing the food at your mom’s. It reminds me of hot summer day in Korea. Nothing says summer like ssam with perilla leaves. I’m still craving naenmyeon from your last post.

  • nichole July 26, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Mia’s hair is getting so long!

    And that was your shallow comment of the evening.

  • elaineganmaclaine July 27, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Sprinkle some pouring rain here please!

    Mmm, i enjoy Korean food, my faves are the kimchi seafood soup and BBQ marinated pork!

  • bronwyn July 27, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Anything more than 8 hours makes me a complete zombie. And yeah, those first four pics look like the weather we have in San Francisco. Kimberly – Don’t worry. Summer comes in September. 🙂

  • Sara July 27, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Ha! The beer can caught my eye before I read your caption. I enjoyed one of those myself just this weekend, brought over by my sister-in-law for our barbeque.

  • diamondkelt July 27, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Hey there, the NWS reported an EF1 tornado touched down in the Bronx area over the weekend. So you DID have a tornado right by you. Hope you guys were okay because it sounds like you were seriously close. I guess you could now say you’ve been thru a tornado!

  • Steph July 27, 2010 at 4:08 pm


  • Jenna July 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Steph, omg, no!