Snow, sun and a pretty white beach

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On the last day of winter, my daughters and I decided to dress up warm and go to the beach. Coney Island is renown for it’s amazing sandy beach, the boardwalk, the fun fair and a small aquarium and it is only a 20 minute subway ride away from our home. Most people (myself included) would probably prefer going to the beach when the temperature goes above 70 ºF and you can play ind the sand, take a swim and enjoy a picnic on the beach.  But during the snowy periods of the year, the beach turns into the most beautiful winter wonder land. And it is so worth a visit.

We started with a quick visit to the aquarium. Denmark has a long tradition for building some amazing aquariums, one of them begin this one which you should not miss out on, should you ever stop by Copenhagen.  New York aquarium is nothing like it. But it is small and cozy and we had a great time before we headed down to the boardwalk, had lunch at the diner and then headed down to the beach to play in the snow.

 

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På det der skulle vise sig at blive New Yorks sidste rigtige vinterdag, besluttede mine døtre og jeg, at gøre noget rigtigt sommerligt. Vi tænkte nemlig, at det var tid til at tage en tur til stranden. Coney Island er kendt for sin fantastiske sandstrand, sin hyggelige og lidt 80’er agtige promenade, det gamle tivoli og det lille akvarium. Og så ligger det kun en subway tur på 20-minutters tid fra vores hus. Og selvom jeg som de fleste andre nok ville foretrække at tage dertil, på en dag hvor temperaturen når over de 20 grader, er det en  ganske særlig oplevelse at stå på den brede strand når den er dækket i sne. Vi startede med et kort besøg på det lille men hyggelige akvarium, gik så tur på promenaden, spiste frokost på den amerikanske diner og sluttede med at lege i sneen på den smukke strand.

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