Playground for adults
I’ve decided that NYC is just one big playground for adults. Sure, there are jobs and Times Square (please make me never go back there) and plays and all the other stuff that tourists visit. And then there is the fun for the rest of us! It’s amazing really.
You want proof? Let me share about my weekend….
Saturday, I went island hopping.
Yes, you read that right. I went out to Governor’s Island – off the Isle of Manhattan. You can take a ferry from Brooklyn or Manhattan – either way it is fun, mostly because you are riding on a boat. And island hopping.
We went out to the Isle of Governors because there was a fête Yes, a party. This party was the Fête Paradiso, a traveling festival with old-timey french rides and games. Sound amazing? It was.
But beyond the very cool rides and games were ….. the people! NY’ers apparently have some time (and money) on their hands. And when they hear about a party like this….. they go all out! And by all out, I mean — they were dressed to impress. The roaring 20s were alive and well at Governor’s Island.
There was also food and wine (like any good french event) – we had a croque monsieur and some frites.
Of course, there was time to wander the rest of the Isle – which had art and goats and chicken and a math exhibit. I could have stayed there for days!
But then — wait! The weekend fun didn’t stop…..
Today, I took a 36-ish (depending on how many miles I rode while lost in Manhattan) mile trip up the the George Washington Bridge. Wait, you don’t believe me? Here’s proof.
How about them apples?! I rode on the Hudson River greenway — no cars, just bikes, runners, roller-bladders (who does that anymore?!), and a few assorted others (tai chi, sword work, etc.). It was pretty awesome….. I know what I am doing next sunday! I was home in time to hit up the farmer’s market, stuff my face to refuel from my 3-hour ride and chill out with some coffee.
I’ve decided that I do adore getting to play in this big ol’ playground!