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The temperature hit almost 30 degrees today and the sun was out. After the frozen tundra of the last few days, it was practically balmy out. We took advantage of the weather by getting out of the apartment and shaking off some of the cabin fever. It was joyful! Here are the pics of the our walk. Hope you enjoy them. Happy Wednesday my friends! =)

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The fog and sun combination put on an incredible show this morning in New York City. After I did the morning school drop off and coffee I felt the pull to head down to the river with Dopey dog to take some pics. I was rewarded with a spectacular display by mother nature. At times the fog was so thick you could barely see a few feet in front of you and at other times the sun was so bright it was dazzling. What a treat! It was the perfect little mid-week escape. I hope you enjoy the pics. Come take a walk with me…

Have a wonderful day everyone! Happy Wednesday =)

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Sometimes in NYC, it takes a little bit longer to master an outdoor sporting skill than in the ‘burbs. Although, if there was an Olympic sport consisting of fast walking while dodging cabs and tourists AND holding on to an umbrella and coffee, we would win every time πŸ˜‰ One of those things that take a bit more effort to do is learning to ride a bike without training wheels. It is pretty hard to find a cul-de-sac with no traffic to run up and down beside a kid on a wobbly bike πŸ˜‰ Luckily we live very close to Riverside Park which offers beautiful straight pathways and lots of wide open spaces to practice. Our youngest recently mastered the no training wheels skill and is happily cruising around on two wheels. Yesterday it was the perfect summer day for getting out and going for a ride. ‘R’ is still a little wobbly but is gaining confidence as she covers more and more pavement. It won’t be long until all of us are zipping around Manhattan on family biking tours. Woohoo!!! Here are some pics from the adventure. Enjoy and have a fabulous Wednesday!

She’s got this!

Big sis showing off her new bike

Long, open pathways perfect for new cyclists

Pausing to enjoy the view along the Hudson River

Doing their thing!

Stopping to smell the flowers

Loving the beauty of the parks in the city

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Things are a little bit crazy lately, I mean really, when are they not? Life in general moves at a pretty insane pace. Not that I am complaining. It is all good. Ron is traveling a lot, the girls have activities, school work, testing, the 1/2 marathon approaches, as does the the auction, the list goes on… It is during all this insanity that I really feel that we are truly at home here. After almost two years of living in NYC, it really does finally feel like we live here and are not just caught up in a whirlwind vacation of some sort πŸ˜‰ This is home. This past weekend we took a family walk in Riverside Park, the weather was gorgeous and we were just enjoying being out. It was great to just have some relaxing moments with the family. I captured a picture of the girls looking out over the water. ‘A’ turned to me and said “You know what I am looking at mom, I am am looking at home”. My heart felt warm and there was a feeling of peace. Home. Perfection.

Dopey Dog taking a time out in a puddle!

Soldier And Sailor Monument

Sun is setting over the water

Beautiful Riverside Park

Home

Home =)

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Over the last couple of days, the weather in NYC has been absolutely spectacular. Sunny, cloudless skies with temps in the low 70’s. My kind of perfect. I would be happy if the days of summer were all like this but I know that the heat and humidity are right around the corner. On that note, I have been trying to get out as much as possible to enjoy every moment of it. On Monday I took the Dopey dog on a massive walk- 92 blocks to be exact (Bogie was happy to stay at home and chill on the couch!). The view coming down Riverside Drive and the park was soo beautiful I took some pics to share with you. Hope you enjoy them. Have a wonderful day =)

Riverside Drive

Beautiful archway at 124th and Riverside Park

Love this massive tree in the middle of the sidewalk

Rear view of General Grant's National Memorial

Tile mosaic around the memorial

General Grant National Memorial Front View

Tree lined walkway

Riverside Church

Sun streaming over the apartment buildings

Community garden in Riverside park (Please Enjoy The Garden)

Doorway of one of the gorgeous buildings along Riverside Dr.

Building artwork

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

My handsome walking companion- Dopey πŸ˜‰

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