We've just spent a fabulous 10 days visiting family in Queens, New York and got back yesterday morning after a red eye flight.
I've got to say I think we cracked it this time regarding travelling with a 3 year old and jet lag. We got an early afternoon flight
on the way out so Evie only had to stay up for an extra 3 hours until her 'normal' bedtime. She woke up at 3am the next morning
but we managed to get her back to sleep in our bed and the subsequent days she woke up at 6am-ish. Not bad at all!
I didn't feel jet lagged at all until day 5 which is kinda weird, being busy doing day trips helped I think. This time we headed to
the Hamptons and checked out Sag Harbour which is very cute. The sun made it feel quite summery but it was very windy too
of like Borough Market but bigger and inside a purpose built building. We then went to The Magic Garden which is just incredible
and should certainly be visited if you happen to be in Philly. Isaiah Zagar is a famous mosaic artist and created a labyrinth of a
sculptured garden in a disused space. It's pretty mind blowing!
We shopped in the fabulous Williamsburg (I love it there, it's so chilled and has loads of independent shops, bars and restaurants -
Evie and I got new shoes too), we also visited Central Park Zoo, meandered around Chelsea Market, walked the High Line
(they've created a park of wild flowers, grasses and sculptures on one of the disused train tracks above the city),
hung out in Queens, shopped in Manhattan and visited the New York Science Hall in Flushing Meadows.
New York is a great place, no doubt, and if you have a gluten issue, like me, the choice of food is endless, Britain seriously
needs to catch up on that front. Here are a few photos from our trip. Hope you enjoy them.
Kate, james and Evie