What with all the walking posts I'm doing lately (or just the one. Give or take.), you'd think I'd mention more of our dog, Scout (who's famously known for being obsessed with walks, so much so that we can't even say the word around her anymore without getting a fanatic reaction. Thus, we've resorted to simply calling it "the W.").
Now, there's not much our family loves more than New York, and our fantastic stay was increased a tenfold by the fact that Scout joined us. And if there's one thing Scout loved most in New York, it would definitely, without a doubt, be Central Park. Are you seeing where I'm going with this? No? Let me give you a hint: I like New York; I like Central Park; I like Scout. Put them all together, and you get Central Park with Scout.
Who doesn't like Central Park? I can't think of a single person who wouldn't. A bursting, vibrant, expanse of green in the midst of one of the "greatest cities in the world?" (quoting Hamilton - you know, the musical). Sold. So when the question arose of where to take Scout on a walk... well, you can see that it was pretty much a no-brainer.
We walked to Central Park from our hotel - about a fifteen to twenty minute walk at the most. People would smile and even take pictures of Scout on the way, who would determinedly clear a path through the crowd. When we saw Central Park come into view, we picked up speed and were at the park within minutes.
It was every bit as beautiful as people say, even more so, in my opinion, in the midst of a huge city. Perfect for families (and dogs!) to play, take a walk, or just sit and people-watch (what's better?), there really is no beating Central Park, especially when it comes to our furry friends. What more is there to be said?
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All trips have their share of funny stories. We decided it would be fun to recall these laugh-out-loud moments right here, on this page.