It’s my third week here in NY already, I wish there’s a way I could make time slow down a bit! David and I have been to just a few tourist places so far; as much as we want to spend more time outdoors during the day, he has to be at work and so do I, so we only get to date out in the evenings and over the weekends. But that’s okay, I didn’t come here to tour anyway, besides, I’ll have more time to get to know New York next time.
The leaves have started falling off, the temperature has dropped close to 30F in the past couple of days. Everyone’s been layering up, I myself have spent on a couple of mufflers, coats and gloves beyond my budget. (Thank God for Black Friday though, I managed to score some discounted stuff at an outlet store over the weekend, yay!) But how can I complain? New York is just as I remember it was–mysterious in so many ways, and there’s always ALWAYS something to do. Staten Island, on the other hand, is everything I never expected it to be (in a good way)–a lot more laid back than Manhattan, with a transport system that’s good enough to take you wherever you need to be.
On my second Saturday here, David took me biking at Central Park; as for my most favorite New York moments, this one has definitely climbed the charts (sorry for the tacky Serendipity reference), a perfect contrast to my ordinary Central Park experience in 2008.
If you’re my Facebook friend I’m pretty sure you’ve come across this album already, but just for purpose of catching up with my blogger duties, here are some of the photos from that Central Park trip. :)
We rented out these bikes at $14 per hour from CP Bike Tours and Rentals, impulsively if I may add, at West 58th street near the corner of 7th avenue. I wasn’t sure I still knew how to bike, I couldn’t remember the last time I rode one of those and was a bit apprehensive at first, but I took the challenge and I’m just sooo glad I did! :)
I can’t get over the photographs David took from that day. He was actually taking these shots! With his heavy Nikon D90! And with one hand! From his moving bike!! How awesome is my fiance, huh? <3
We stopped by the Bethesda Fountain to take photos.
..and by this lake, just because I had a photo of that building in the background last time I was here and I thought it looked really pretty in picture.
And then we stopped over to take photos by the trees and the leaves.
I could swim in a sea of golden leaves all day!
We took turns taking photos.
My friends think David looks like he’s from some Korean telenovela. LOL.
And then we tried holding the huge DSLR in front of us to take our photos together.
Finally, we found this in one of the benches. I don’t think I’ve ever found a more romantic place than New York. <3
I’ve always wanted to do an Elizabeth Gilbert, you know, go some place where I can marvel at something. And well, here I am. I’ve been marveling at everything since I landed, and there’s always something new to look forward to each day. <3
I can never enumerate in my hands all the things God has provided us with that made this trip possible, and everything we’ve gone through to get us to this day. I’m in constant awe at how good God has been to us, a lifetime thanking Him will never be enough.