On Saturday, we decided to spend the day at Governor’s Island and thanks to Grace’s research and my great driving skills, we found discounted garage parking and made it to the free 10am ferry at South Street with time to spare. It was our first time there and we didn’t have any agenda other than exploring this magical island. Once off the boat, you’re free to wander wherever at your leisure. Most people head right which is where you can rent bicycles, buy food, and play at the playgrounds. It so happened that it was some type of kids day with games and stuff, but we didn’t bother much with that. A weird tree house playground. They had a free miniature golf course that was supported by donations. We should learn to bring our tripod and not depend on skill-less strangers. We thought we had escaped Gantry Park, but alas…food truck row.
With automobiles not being allowed, the island has a college campus feel to it.
We bought CJ pulled pork and thought we were getting mac-n-cheese on the side, but apparently not. He ate the unadulterated pork, but I also got him a satay chicken sandwich. And Grace got some meaty chili. This was the main reason Grace wanted to come to Governor’s Island…Wafels & Dinges! We’ve never had one before, but people rave about it so this was a must. Wow…we got unlimited toppings of strawberries, bananas, nutella, and whipped cream. It was so good that I’ve never seen Grace devour something so quickly with pure joy.
Our obligatory family selfie.
Back to the concrete jungle. Overall, it was a great day as we got to spend a lot of time on Governor’s Island and it was thankfully overcast and not too hot. This will be a nice annual summer-day trip.