As my wife and I headed towards the entrance of Central Park by the Strawberry Fields, I half-jokingly said to her “you know, this park is so damn big that I think we might actually get lost at some point.” The irony being, I know it’s shaped like a rectangle, and since I have a geography degree, I can tell north from south and east and west. (Hold onto this story for a few minutes, ok?)
We headed south through the park to 59th St., because we wanted to take a horse and carriage ride through the park. (See? I can be romantic sometimes too, damnit) Definitely had a fun little ride, and we got to feed the horse some carrots afterwards! A little sidenote, it amazes me that the horses can walk in busy traffic, with taxis speeding by and blasting their horns, and NOT get spooked. Guess they’re used to it, eh?
Our final destination was The Met, which is probably about halfway up the length of the park. North. I’ve got this. We wandered north past the zoo, then taking a quick pause at the pond where people play with sailboats. Kind of looks like a lot of fun, actually.
Now, I REALLY wanted to see Belvedere Castle. I told my wife there were turtles in the area, so that helped my cause. Turtle Pond is pretty badass!
Now, remember the first paragraph of the blog? Ugh, I got us lost. In the middle of a heatwave. Now, I will definitely deflect some of the responsibility (as a male, it is my right to do that. I’ll just keep telling myself that………..) The main path from Turtle Pond to the castle was under construction, so we had to go around. Sheeeeeeeeeeeit! Delacorte Theatre….. Shakespeare Garden…. Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre…. The endless forest trails by The Lake. MAN I SUCKED!!!
But I eventually got us there. Worth it!!!