As an early birthday present I finally got to check off one of my NYC bucket list items. We boarded the North River Lobster Company, a floating lobster shack on the Hudson River, where we enjoyed lobster rolls and cold beer while sailing up Manhattan's west side. Afterwards, we walked along the West Side Highway and in the sweltering heat, found a little oasis to cool us off. The best gift though was seeing pure delight on my son's face while taking in all these new experiences. Here are some of my favorite photos from our day.