A DAY AT THE BEACH / by Micaela

My cousin Lori, her husband Peter and their two kids Luca and Dylan came to visit from Philly.  They don't get to come up all that often so I thought a good day trip would be for us to go to Coney Island.  For those of you unfamiliar with Coney Island (is that possible?) it's a low-grade amusement park meets a circus sideshow meets a caramel apple meets the Jersey Shore.  Somehow it works perfectly.

Roan discovered rides and, unlike the merry-go-round debacle of earlier this year, had a blast.  

Luca, all of seven years old but as tall as a ten year old, went on rides that made me queasy just to look at.  He went in that crazy orb that's shot in the air like a cannon attached to cables.  Um, no thanks.

At the end of the day I bought Roan a go at one of those game booths.  It was an Angry Birds booth and you were given 3 baseballs and had to try to smash 3 plates.  The first two throws he didn't come remotely close but, unbelievably, he smashed a plate on the last round and won an Angry Bird!!

We started with a nutritious lunch at Nathan's


Little man, big ferris wheel

Me, Lori, and the best photobomb ever

Throwing sand, annoyingly

Very seal-like

Dylan and Roan digging

Notice the gun on the front of the jet.  Nice.

Pizza hat

Tom and Jerry and Roan. Didn't even have to put money in it.

Dylan and Roan in the whale
A day at the races

Luca and Peter defying gravity