On our first day after seeing the movie Brave, Grace didn't want to go back to Nana and Ba's "hotel" so we stayed on the bus and went to Times Square where we saw some of New York's Finest mounted police.
As usual for our visits to the Big Apple, we walk near and in Central Park so that means we see the horse and carriage rides lined up along Central Park South.
|Sometimes I think Grace is a horse whisperer.|
She and Sophia looked right at each other and then
they both started stomping their feet!
Another traditional "horse" experience took place at Le Carousel in Bryant Park. It was a small but beautiful carousel and a great way to get out of the heat and direct sun while we were waiting for the Broadway shows to begin. Grace is never one to turn down a ride on the merry-go-round!
Right after this ride, we returned to our picnic area near the stage. And a few minutes later.....
Joey came out! Joey is one of the horses from the War Horse musical at Lincoln Center. It is a life-size puppet that three men operate. Two are inside and one walks along as the handler and maneuvers its head. It was the most interesting and unique thing I have seen in a very long time. Grace was fascinated because it looked like a horse walking and galloping in the park. She and my mother followed Joey so she could get a better look and when she came back she explained to me that it is a puppet with people inside.