Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Bagels, The Dakota, Strawberry Fields and Ice Skating. All this and more at Central Park.

We decided last night that we would get up early today to visit Central Park. This was before I was woken up at about 3am this morning by some cops outside our bedroom window. From what I could tell, they were searching for a gun. They were crawling under cars, checking our rubbish (and our neighbours) and pulling cars over as they drove past. The street and suburb we are in is actually really nice, but in Brooklyn, shit gets real sometimes. So after I dragged myself out of bed this morning, argued with L (who doesn't like her scarf anymore), we got on the subway to Manhattan. Only took about twenty mins and we were there. Stopped at a small cafe for some fresh bagels (with a shmear of course), and then made the trek up to the Dakota Building.

Was amazing to see where John Lennon lived (and died) and where Yoko still lives. A beautiful old building facing Central Park West. We went into the park from this entrance as this is where the memorial to John is and where his ashes are scattered. Strawberry Fields. Would be a beautiful place to come and reflect if it wasn't for all the tourists. In case you're wondering, I do see the irony in that statement, but I have a tremendous amount of love and respect for all the Beatles but especially Lennon. Not everyone else there did.

Central Park is huge. We only covered a small section but still managed to get lost a number of times. Was a beautiful place and I can just imagine how amazing it would be in all the different seasons. After some help from a local we finally found the ice skating rink. Was expensive but we definitely got our moneys worth after staying there most of the day. Surprise of the day, was how good Z was on the ice. This boy has Suomalainen veri. We all had such a fun time, but I can already feel that this is going to be sore tomorrow.

Currently listening to - Adele (is there anywhere in the world not playing this over and over and over and over)
Currently drinking: Crown Royal Reserve whiskey













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