Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The New York Transit Museum

Mark took the past couple of days off work and it has been wonderful! We have really enjoyed all the family time. Sadly, he has to return to work tomorrow, but we are excited that he has one more day off next week to hang out with us before the new addition arrives.

Today we took a trip to Brooklyn to the New York Transit Museum. It was a great decision. Jonah really had a blast. The museum was located in an old subway station, which was really cool. There were all sorts of things for kids to do. The best way to tell you about the day is through the pictures, so here ya go...

'pumping' gas into the bus

riding in the bus with daddy-- the museum had actual buses and trains in it for the kids to play around in... Jonah was in heaven!

Jonah driving the bus

riding the bus with mommy

driving another bus

Model of an old trolley car

Playing in the subway turnstiles

You can tell here that the museum is in an old subway station

Mark and Jonah on an old subway car... the oldest ones that were there were from 1904-1905... pretty cool!

Jonah and Daddy looking at the map together-- Jonah is fascinated with maps, just like his Daddy.

Jonah playing in the ticket booth

Jonah made me and Mark take turns playing conductor on each of the subway cars. He was loving it!! I think he got the concept from 'The Polar Express' because he would step on the train and say "Everybody take your seats!.... Tickets, Please!" It was cute!

Mark and Jonah on one of the older subway cars

I found the old advertisements in the subway cars interesting, so I took some pictures of a few of them....

the old cars even had ceiling fans!

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