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?