Friday, April 28, 2017

Kaizen Day 18, Apr 27 2017, bring your kids to work day

This post is part of my daily kaizen routine, this is day 18 of that routine

Today was bring your kids to work day, I decided to bring the 2 youngest kids to the New York City office to meet some people and after that I would take them around the city a little

I made scrambled eggs for the 3 of us. We packed sandwiches water and fruit, my wife dropped us at he train station. We took the NJ Transit train, as by a miracle, the trains were running on time for a change. We took the path train from Newark to the World Trade Center station and I took a pic there

We then walked to the office on 55 Water Street. They played a little bit off ping pong and air hockey. I had them meet some of my co-workers. We left around 10 AM, we went to the National Museum of the American Indian which is only 3 or so blocks from the office

We spent some time in the museum and looked around in the shop. They have some really expensive stuff there. Some bracelets were $4500

After the museum, I took them to the September 11th memorial site

World Trade Center panorama

The plan was now to go to Chinatown and Little Italy after that. We walked to Canal Street, looked around a little, we then made a left on Mulberry street which is in the hear of Little Italy. There is a Audrey Hepburn mural on Mulberry street, I took a pic of the kids in front of it

We were supposed to walk to Union Square, sit down to eat lunch and then walk to the High Line, but they were very tired from walking. We took the subway to Union Square instead. We sat at the park in Union Square and ate our sandwiches. We then walked to whole foods and all 3 of us got a nice ice cream stick.

We walked to the High Line and then sat down on one of the benches to rest

Walking around I noticed this building designed by the architect Zaha Hadid  who passed away recently

Designed by Zaha Hadid ded

We walked to Penn Station and took the train home

The kids did some reading on the train, Nicky is reading The Blue Lotus which is a Tintin story

At home we had early dinner, my wife made turkey bolognese

This food was gobbled up in 2 minutes, they must have been starving from all that walking

In the end here is what the activity looked like

Total steps:  25,383
Total floors: 22
Total distance: 10.4 miles

The kids went to sleep 30 minutes earlier and had a very good night sleep. The last time they walked so much was in Washington.

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