My wife and I love to travel. We have been to a few places and have many more on our list. One of our favorites is New York. We love all that the city has to offer - food, culture, people watching, and more food. We try and get up there a few times a year for a couple of days which we find to be plenty.
This upcoming trip we are taking our son and cannot be more excited. He loves airplanes. At least from a distance, we will see how he does being on one when he is actually awake (slept through the flight last time he was on at 6 months old). He loves lights and action. He loves animals and parks. He is pretty much made for New York. Whether my wife and I will be as ready remains to be seen. To the extent that we can, we have planned meticulously around his food and nap schedule. And we are planning (weather cooperating) on time in Central Park and some other outdoor experiences the city has to offer.
We are very hopeful that he does well on the airplane and enjoys the city so we can make this a more regular trip. No it is not going to be the New York my wife and I typically enjoy, but some of it will be. And we want him to see the things we enjoy so hopefully he will enjoy them as well. As any parent knows there are too many "x factors" with a child that will impact his or her ability to enjoy an experience. We are crossing our fingers that our son sleeps well and wakes up on the right side of the crib this trip. Hopefully he will take a bite out of the Big Apple and want to go back for more...