I WAS A traveler IN MY own town {ROOKIE mothers difficulty #24}

There is nothing I like much more than checking out new little towns full of regional stores as well as tasty eats. When I saw Rookie mothers difficulty #24: Be a traveler in your own town, I liked the concept of “visiting” my own hometown.

I took this difficulty extremely seriously. as well as by seriously, I mean, I packed as if we were going out for an entire day; I googled, “Tourist Attractions in Huntington, NY”; as well as I acted as though I was dropped off in a new city to just check out as well as delight in the sunshine with my guy.

Always have to go to a bookstore

I grew up in Huntington, however back then, there wasn’t much to it. In the last 30 years, it has ended up being understood as “The bit Apple,” as well as is a flourishing town full of families. We started down new York Avenue (see, I even looked at street signs, like a traveler would!), to book Revue. book Revue, opened in 1977, is long Island’s largest independent bookstore; they have an eclectic mix of new as well as utilized books, well-known guest speakers weekly, as well as a beyond fantastic children’s section. Luckily, for this mama, they likewise have a cafe! I packed up on iced coffee, as well as sped over to the children’s section. Weston wasn’t into playing much, however his eyes did roam around the place. Tuesday mornings they have young child time, so I’ll take him back there this summer.

Music, anyone?

Next up was a new attraction for our bit town, The Paramount Theater. just opened a few years ago, where an old movie theater when was, The Paramount has taken the long Island music scene by storm. With headliners such as Willie Nelson, Whoopie Goldberg, as well as Rob Thomas, you can’t drive past the movie theater without seeing a long line out of the door. When we strolled up, we might hear the bass flourishing from outside the doors. Weston’s eyes got wide, as well as though we didn’t go inside, we snapped some photos, like genuine tourists, as well as checked out the listing of upcoming shows.

And, toys, of course!

The last stop was a personal addition of mine: bit Switzerland Dolls. It is a special location to me, since I utilized to roam in with my mom as well as grandma to sometimes pick out a doll. They have a handpicked choice of beautiful toys, as well as young boy oh boy, did Weston understand precisely where we were when we stopped in! had by the gregarious Lily; she never forgets a face, or toy preference. I discovered they had the traditional Fisher cost record album set, as well as made a mental note to find back.

No mementos for us!

Last, like a genuine tourist, I stopped into a regional shop children’s garments store. And, like on many vacations, the owners scoffed at the infant stroller, as well as then had the audacity to charge”¦$400 for a infant raincoat. Oh, don’t concern the tee shirts were $60. completely reasonable. Ha! We quickly walked out!

I liked getting to see my town with a tourist’s eyes. It was thrilling to show my child the locations I frequented growing up, as well as further, to show him what the future of his town looks like. I extremely suggest this challenge, as it makes you see the world a bit differently, as well as influences a new-found like for your hometown.

[Photo credit: Olivia Howell — all rights reserved]

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