In the months leading up to our big trip we had thought quite a bit about what we wanted to squeeze into the three days in New York. Now we were looking at weather to see how to organize our time. Wednesday looked like a beautiful day, while there was rain in the forecast for Thursday. We decided to try to get in most of the outdoor, walking activities on Wednesday.
Our breakfast was mostly some foods we had brought with us, along with orange juice from the corner market. We did not get an early start. This is vacation, after all, and we had stayed up late watching movies.
We needed to plot out our subway routes.
|Our map and 7-day passes went with us everywhere.|
First on the list was Central Park. But before that was a trip to a nearby shoe store. Becca was in the market for some Tom's shoes, had done her homework and found a store within a few blocks of our hotel that sold them.
Central Park is 2.5 miles by .5 miles, so even though we walked around in Central Park for 4-5 hours, we did not see everything. It was great, though.
One thing we did not understand about Central park is that it is surrounded by a big stone fence and has limited entrances. We came out of the subway, walked a few blocks to the park and came to an unbroken wall. Apparently we turned the wrong direction, because we walked quite a distance before we found a gate and entered the park.
It was fascinating right from the start. We crossed a wide, street size paved bike/roller blade/running path, then crossed a strip of grass and then a street size cinder walking/running path. There were many people using these paths. There were bike tour groups, people with dogs, numerous nannies. How did we know they were nannies? Because of nationality differences and obvious dissimilarity to the children in their care.
|It was a big obelisk.|
|At the turtle pond|
|texting at the turtle pond|
|pointing out the heron|
|Bow Bridge, with a wedding group and a photographer surrounded by other visitors to the park.|
|Chuck and I at Bow Bridge|
|Tim at Bow Bridge|
|the view of Turtle Pond from Belvedere Castle|