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A sunny stroll through Central Park

A sunny stroll through Central Park

Following two days of torrential rain on the Saturday and Sunday the sun finally shone down upon us! What to do in New York City on a perfectly sunny day? Why, stroll around Central Park of course!  And what made it infinitely better is that we were joined by my Auntie Joyce and Uncle Dougie who just happened to be in NYC at the same time. Brucey bonus!  

So arm in arm we sauntered, at a most leisurely pace, our faces carressed by the warm rays of the springtime sunshine. It felt glorious and was quite the contrast to the previous day when Craigy Boy and I had been caught in an almighty downpour whilst crossing over Brooklyn Bridge:

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What struck me most was the juxtaposition of Central Park against the iconic city skyline and its soaring skyscrapers. It provides a veritable oasis of peace and tranquility from the city that literally never sleeps! Craigy Boy and Auntie Joyce took advantage of the brief respite from all the hustle and bustle.

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We only spent a couple of hours in Central Park which is not very long considering you could easily spend an entire day exploring the many attractions that lie inside but it was exactly what we all needed: we strolled, we sat and watched the world go by, we strolled some more and left feeling that our sightseeing batteries had been fully recharged.

Ginger Warrior, over and out.

 

P.S.  Don't forget to watch the video at the top of the page for some "live" Central Park action!

 

P.P.S.  Have you been to New York? Did you visit Central Park? What did you do there? 

 

P.P.P.S.  Tune in tomorrow when I will be posting a video review of the world famous ELLEN'S  STARDUST DINER!!

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  1. I went to New York on my own in September 2004……..LOVED IT!!

    Apart from the gorgeous weather, the amazing sights, lovely locals and the realisation that it really is a 24 hour city, I felt safer there than I have ever done in London, even as a lone female traveller at any hour of the day or night, walking or riding on the subway.

    At the time, Ground Zero was just starting to be rebuilt and there was a viewing area open to the public. It was incredible to see just how small the area was where all those people died. Very moving experience and hardly a word from anybody else on the walkway at the same time.

    I want to go back to NYC…….just need to find the time amongst all the other places I have on the list!

  2. Don’t eat the snow – GW tip of the day, love it!

  3. I went to NYC with my mum in the March which happened to coincide with the St Patrick’s day celebrations which was rather eventful! I can remember visiting the Twin Towers and getting lost on the way to the observation floor and being helped out by some very nice people who I think just happened to work there, and having a snack in the many cafés beneath the towers. Unfortunately just six months later the towers were destroyed. I have often wondered if those nice people made it to safety, I’d like to think they did.

    We also had a lovely trip around Central Park in a horse drawn carriage which made for an interesting journey, especially as the horse decided to bolt (for a short distance thankfully!).

    I have never been back but would love to go again one day.

    • The Ginger Warrior

      It’s crazy to think about the towers, isn’t it? I was actually out there on September 11th, 30 mins away in upstate New York. Will never forget that time.

      • It must have been awful to have been in NYC when it happened. To witness first hand all the chaos and devestation, even if you couldn’t see the towers, the whole city must have been in a panic.

  4. Nick and I visited New York 10yrs ago. We arrived late evening so just had a mooch around before going to bed. When we woke the next morning we found 4″+ of snow. We trudged over to Central Park and had a lovely horse and carriage ride through and around it. Magical x

    • The Ginger Warrior

      Sounds idyllic! I wanted to go on one of the horses and carriages but we didn’t have enough money on us and they didn’t take cards! 😉

  5. Slightly contrived wedding pictures! This did make me lol since you are the queen of the ‘slightly contrived’ pic. Miss you GW x

  6. Absolutely love New York went there last year! Favourite city for sure :)

  7. Loved your blog and the pictures of you with Joyce and Dougie

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