today was another perfect day. i can’t express how much i LOVE the city. i’m absolutely dying to pack up and move there right now… suburban life just doesn’t compare at all. i’ve always loved the city, but now that i’m spending so much time there i can’t seem to get enough. the good news is that i’m starting to get the hang of the subways and a better feel for the city and where things are located. although i still wouldn’t be able to get around without my iphone, i definitely feel more comfortable navigating around than i did two days ago. i started off my day by running into molly on the train to penn station, and it was nice to have someone to talk to for 40 minutes rather than listening to my ipod by myself.
i got to go to a bunch of cool places today, and also did some exploring on my own after. the first location of the day was st. patrick’s cathedral. it was beautiful, and reminded me of europe because cathedrals are everywhere there. after we headed to central park, which was ideal with the 70 degree and sunny weather. i don’t think i ever realized how huge central park is until today. i’ve been there plenty of times, but i never grasped how much it has to offer. i literally could spend an entire day in central park and i probably wouldn’t even see everything. there are so many great, open spaces like the lawn and sheep meadow for tanning or passing a frisbee, and there are also all of the playgrounds for little kids and of course, the zoo. all of the paths and benches make it an ideal place for taking a nice walk as well. i also love how you can start at one end of the park on the east side and walk through the park and end up on the west side. the park makes travel so much more scenic and enjoyable, and it provides new yorkers with all of the “green” scenery that they miss out from otherwise. i never realized that you could rent kayaks/boats on one of the ponds, but it is now on my bucket list for nyc!
a few months ago my mom and i were in the city shopping on the upper east side and we discovered alice’s tea cup, an adorable little tea and sandwich café. the whole restaurant is based on alice and wonderland, and all of the locations are decorated in a whimsical sort of fashion. i didn’t have time to have tea today, but i treated myself to a raspberry and chocolate scone, which was delicious. i then walked around/explored, did some window shopping at henri bendel, and called it a day around 6:00.