We aren't taking car seats for the boys, hence the title to this post. Planes, Trains and NO Automobiles.
I am totally fine with taking public transportation. In fact, I really like to take the subway and "live like a local" in any city I visit. But I also know sometimes it is so nice to just hop in a cab and not think about directions...especially if you have been walking all day...and have two tired kids...and have a big ass stroller to squeeze in a crowded bus/train. Im not 100% opposed to taking a taxi, but we will avoid it. By the way, it's not illegal for kids to not sit in car seats on public transportation, but it's still a car. And have you been in a taxi in NYC or any other large city for that matter? They can be totally crazy drivers, right?
I will leave the navigating up to Ernesto. I am always the follower when we travel anyway.
I just booked our hotel. The Westin Grand Central. We will be using our Starwood points, thank god, because, damn, the hotels are expensive. All the hotels cost double the points (of other cities) too, but it is New York, I guess. Im hoping we can get upgraded to a suite. Having 2 rooms would really be handy.
Nonetheless, I have requested adjoining rooms for us and Ernesto's parents. This way we can hang out in the other room while the kids sleep. Being in Midtown, Im pretty sure every room (high up) has to have an awesome view. I can see it now, Mateo is going to be standing right up on this window sill. Yikes!
I can't wait to take Mateo up in one of the tall buildings too. That little dare devil might actually get scared! ha.
We are taking one large suitcase for the four of us, one stroller and a baby carrier (the Ergo). The hotel has a crib, so that saves us from lugging a pack n play. (yeah right! can you imagine carrying all that shit?) We are taking a 745am flight Sunday morning and have to leave the house "no later than 6a" ...which means we may get out by 630. Wish us luck.
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