I know I post about Central Park excessively and today’s post is no different. I make no apologies.
If you could only chose one of my many Central Park posts to read though, it should be this one. It’s worth it, I promise.
Lisa and I decided to take a trip out of our comfort zones this time. And by out of our comfort zones I mean waaayy out. Like to Harlem. I’ve been wanting to go to the Conservancy Garden up there because it’s absolutely gorgeous. Like, so gorgeous the pictures actually do it justice.
See? I told you.
A little hint to Central Park is that when you walk through the park, your walk goes faster. So, through the park we walked. And walked. And walked. Just to give you an idea, I’ve taken the liberty of highlighting our trail. This is a pretty rough representation, but you should get the idea.
So, yea. Thank God for benches.
You know what’s funny though? Lisa and I both said that we didn’t want to walk the whole length of the park and that we would leave and get on the train when we were ready to eat or when we just had enough. That obviously didn’t happen. we do this all the time. everything is a production.
After the park we went for linner. Which we walked to. It was about 6 blocks from where we exited the park. I mean, go big or go home, right? Then I got it in my head that I wanted to go to Rockefeller Center. There was a mishap with a bus route so we ened up walking another 6-ish blocks back to Rockefeller.
Just keep in mind that we started out the day in Harlem, on East 110th Street. Now we’re on West 45th. That’s 65 city blocks (and then some) and across town. I should be 75 pounds with thighs that could crack walnuts.
Fifth Avenue, as usual, did not disappoint.
Yes, I know the Palace Hotel isn’t on 5th. It’s close enough though.
What a difference a season makes.
After Rockefeller we were pretty spent so we got a nice cupcake from Magnolia for the Express bus ride home. which is not so express.
I didn’t know where to put these two pictures but I really liked them.
When we got home, I watched the end of “You’ve Got Mail”, which is the perfect New York movie. #lifeimitatesart
That wan’t too bad, was it? I have to go and put my feet up now. I don’t know if they’ll ever forgive me.
*All of these photos were edited with BeFunky. I was getting a little tired of PicMonkey so I Googled and found them. I totally recommend them if you’re looking for a web based editor. A premium subscription is the same price as PicMonkey so it’s definitely worth a try! And no, they aren’t paying me to say any of that. Although, I wouldn’t mind if they did.