It was supposed to rain on Memorial Day, so we were heading to a museum. Walking through Central Park, we noticed the sun was shining, and we just decided to stay. It helped that this northeastern part of the park surrounds the beautiful Harlem Meer and has two excellent playgrounds and the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. The kids had fun on the playgrounds and borrowing discovery kits with two sets of binoculars. There were lots of fish in the Meer, my friend says they’re deadly. We also learned about the area’s geological history and how it was fortified for the War of 1812.