In case you missed the introduction to this brain tumor trip series, check out Friday’s post on our first part of NYC! We spent a lot of time in Central Park during our trip, using it as an easy way to walk from place to place while being surrounded by green and city at the same time.
The park was filled with sunbathers, bikers, runners, kids, groups playing games and people spending time on the boats. There were a few spots in Central Park that we had on our list of places we wanted to check out, the first being Belvedere Castle. Belvedere Castle was built in the late 1800 with the sole purpose to provide a pretty structure in and a good view of Central Park. It is now also the home of Central Park’s weather station. I didn’t get any good shots of the exterior of the castle, but the views from the balconies were great. We marveled over and over again about how crazy, and wonderful, it is that you can be in such a huge green space surrounded by trees in the middle of a massive city.
From Belvedere Castle we walked across the park to the Met (see Friday’s post for a little bit of the Met). After a bout in the air-conditioned museum, we went back into the park and walked south. We made a pit stop at the Loeb Boathouse and watched the boats launching and puttering around on the lake.
We continued on to Literary Walk and Sheep Meadow. I loved our short time in Sheep Meadow. In the midst of our touristy activities we felt like locals, lying on the grass, enjoying the view and the shade of the trees, while kids and their parents threw balls back and forth to each other nearby.
As you can tell, I was a little excited to be there ;)