It feels really weird writing this post because I’m sitting at home in Texas recounting the time I went canoeing in Central Park with Tracy and Cal but it seems like it was ages ago. Except our trip was only last Sunday, but I arrived home from New York this morning so it feels like I’m in an alternate reality right now.
Tracy came to visit NYC from Boston after a summer of taking difficult organic chemistry classes. So, she came to spend a relaxing weekend in the city…only to find out that she’ll be rowing us two upperclassmen around Central Park lake for an hour. We love you Tracy! 😛
Seeing the city from the water was phenomenal. While we were surrounded by greenery, bits of skyscrapers peeked out behind treetops to create a juxtaposition between man & nature.
Too bad I forgot to bring my parasol (I actually have one from China! Except it’s at home in Texas.). Thankfully this woman remembered hers:
I think Cal took more photos of the nature around us, like ducks and turtles. But I, If you couldn’t tell already, loved taking photos of the city from our vantage point on the water. So let me share more of my beloved cityscape photos!!
Some lucky people got to ride on a gondola. Earlier (we think) someone proposed to his girl this way, and judging from the public’s applause, it went well.
We passed by this statue and took pictures by it on the way to canoeing, but now we got to see it from the water’s side.
It looks like I’ll end this post with this iPhone selfie of the three of us:
Just remember, if you ever go canoeing, bring your own rower 😉
Have you ever gone canoeing in Central Park?
Thanks for reading!
UPDATE: Well whaddaya know, a year later I got that gondola ride in Venice that I always wanted: Time for a Gondola Ride!