This is going to sound a little weird, but sometimes I forget all about this blog for days or even weeks and then someone else will remember, like one of the kids (did you put that on the blog, mommy?) or a friend will send a quick email (you okay, no blogging lately?) and I'll be all, oh yeah, the blog! And then I'll come back to it. I used to be much better at this - it must be my old age.
But today, all the kids remembered the blog because they were so excited that not only did we finally make it to the Water Taxi, but that the Water Taxi was open for business. And they wanted to share their fun.
Our first Water Taxi attempt was made on December 24th, when we were truly shocked to get there and find out that the Water Taxi is closed the day before Christmas. Shocked. Although in retrospect, everything was closed here, so I'm not so sure why we were so shocked. I keep telling the kids, this just ain't New York. When we first moved here, I used to say it ain't Kansas anymore, but I stopped when I realized that actually, I think it is kind of like Kansas.
Anyway, here's some Water Taxi fun. For a mere $24 (and I'm not beings sarcastic - what can a family of six do for $24 anywhere else? Nothing, that's what) we took a pretty serene, if somewhat windy and chilly, ride on a nearly empty water taxi on the beautiful St. John's River. I think it was the St. John's River, but really, we could have been anywhere. I'm so bad at things like that. I could ask Josh but he isn't here and does it really matter? A river is a river is a river and woohoo, we were on a boat!
And the cherry on my ice cream sundae of a day:
Parking downtown. It's practically free. It's almost like they pay you to park there. And wash your car for you. But you know what's even better? We found a spot on the street - and we didn't circle for several hours first, because we've done that in Manhattan. Nope, here we just decided to park on the street and ooh, look, a whole empty block on which to park. On a Sunday afternoon. Downtown. The only question is where the heck was everyone? Was there some amazing festival somewhere that we were missing out on? Because this cannot possibly be the norm. Or maybe it is. Maybe we've found downtown heaven.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)