One of the days of our family vacation in New York was very rainy. We all got wet head to toe. It was the perfect day to visit the museum of natural history located at the Upper West Side. We were so excited to explore it!
We started our day with awesome donuts and milk at Dough in Flatiron. Seriously good, I wanted to have breakfast there everyday!
The kids were very stimulated and excited about the museum. We started our exploration on the 4th floor, which proved to be their favorite of all.
Dinosaurs, bones and showing how things have evolved over the past hundreds of years really fascinated Mark Jacinto and Dominika.
We missed Papi since he was getting some things done at the office before the big holiday brake!
We spent hours at this place!
It was lunch time and headed out to the nearby shake shake that was right behind the museum!
The museum lets you come back if you want to head out and return. Shake shack was packed but the kids were great and had the patience to endure the long line. It was worth it.
A kind stranger, Daniel from Portugal, shared his table with us. How nice!!!
Mark Jacinto pretended that the museum was "his office" he said that he will be the teacher and show us around his offices, haha. This kid cracks me up!
I loved the pictured above! Eucharisteo, I aspire to a lifestyle of continual thanksgiving no matter the circumstances.
The kids and their curiosity, I'm constantly inspired by them.
Lots of great exhibitions .going on at every floor
My personal favorite was the Central America and South America exhibitions showcasing their folkloric instruments and overall history. I love South American folklore music!
Check this tree out! It's all origami handmade decorations. It's giving me lots of ideas for the coming year since my family loves origami:-)
We walked from the upper west side to almost midtown and checked out this cultural jewels on our way!
Mark Jacinto asked: " mom, why are there so many tv's here?" I asked him what he thought of Times Square and he said: "it's just something else" hehe.
A day in New York is an intense day and even if you use uber and the train you end up walking a ton like we did. We were spent and ended up ordering room service at the W hotel, Union Square. After a delicious dinner we were ready for bed because our bodies needed it.
Grateful for a beautiful time in New York full of kind people that made us feel welcomed in the big apple. So fun!