It's secret mostly because if we told him where we were going he's drive us nuts with a million questions about it...
Sunday we took Shane to his first rock concert, They Might Be Giants (who now do family-friendly afternoon shows in support of their recent children's albums) at Town Hall in NYC.
The show was amazing and TMBG, in Shane's words, "totally rocked the house".
For more on They Might Be Giants, please click here.
Afterwards we went to Mars 2112 where we rocketed to Mars for lunch. When we returened to New York we visited the massive Toys R Us in Times Square. Shane has been to the store before and to see Batman's Batman Begins costume, Superman's Superman Returns costume and various Spidey suits but nothing prepared him for the chance to see Speed Racer's Mach 5.
To see what all the excitement is about, watch the the trailer for the new Speed Racer movie by clicking here.
For 40 year old cartoon, Speed Racer is a pretty big deal right now, almost as big as Power Rangers, but he'll have a lot of competition as first Iron Man, then the Hulk and finally Batman all have their movies released this summer.
It's a good time to be a five year old boy.
Despite the Pope's visit we didn't hit any delays and as we passed through Hoboken on our drive home I caught him resting his eyes in the back seat. "Are you getting tired, Buddy?" "No", replied quite matter-of-factly, "I just have a little bit of sleep glue in my eyes."
Today's posts will be delayed until this afternoon as Shane and I are going to spend the first day of his Spring Break at the movies seeing Horton Hears a Who.