Continued from: Governor’s Island
The ferry ride to and from Governor’s Island is a short one. On their way back to Manhattan, NYCity Mama and family didn’t bother to get to the front of the ferry and check out the views. They were content with just siting back, enjoying the breeze that came in through the windows, and rest.
The crowd exited the ferry in an organized, yet hurried pace, and Mama and her husband started making their walk down towards the South Street Seaport, because now the idea of a nice cold beverage and the fact that the kids were mellow and quiet, seemed to allow for that.
As they walked along the Hudson River they were instructed to walk on the East end of the street, and they could see that the heliport, tight with security, was guarding the President’s helicopter, the one that he and Mrs. Obama arrived in for their NYC Date!
They didn’t see the President, nor his wife, and continued their walk to the pier able to hear the music and festivities taking place there the closer they got to it. They took the time to make a couple of stops, take some pictures, trying not to hurry the rare moment when they get to enjoy such great weather.
The South Street Seaport was bustling with activities. Unlike the last time she wrote about it, all the shops and restaurants were open. Musicians and performers were out doing their thing, children playing, and people enjoying the sites and activities, of which there are plenty there.
One musician in particular, playing the Spanish guitar, knew how to draw a crowd. Playing his guitar upside down, backwards, in reverse, people applauded him and joined in dance. There was a fun group of young men, some of them dressed in the silliest golfing attire Mama had ever seen a real life person wear, that were kind enough to pose for a picture. Not sure why they were dressed this way, her husband thinks it must’ve been a bachelor’s party. Whatever it was, they all looked like they were having a lot of fun and while Mama and her family sat down to eat, they kept them well entertained.
They decided to eat at the Heartland Brewery & Barbecue, which was perfect for the weather and the day. Mama’s husband ordered the Pulled Pork Sandwich and Mama ordered a Chipotle Chicken Caesar. That, along with one of their wheat beers, was a perfect way to end this fabulous Adventure together.