I took the last full day of my parents' visit off work and we set off for a walk at a nearby historic and nature preserve that we had never visited. The weather seemed likely to be kind until this afternoon at least - a bit cooler than it was a week ago and dry. The place was beautiful, but the visit was rendered very uncomfortable by the amazing numbers of mosquitoes and other biting insects. If you watch carefully you can see the bugs following us in this video clip. You can also hear the amazing - but harmless - insect sounds of summer after the family walks by.
So we retreated and ended up in the afternoon at the State Museum and then having a walk first under and then through the Empire State Plaza. It was windy - something we had been wishing for when the bugs were bothering us, but this was a bit more than we needed.