Following Times Square, the next place on my agenda for things to see in NYC was Central Park. If you look at a map, you can see just how much space this place takes up.
Needless to say, we were not going to be walking from one end to the other or checking out every nook & cranny along the way. But what we did see was amazing.The sheer number of people out jogging and riding bikes and walking and playing ball - all in the middle of the day during the work week was incredible. I mean, they can't all be tourists, right?This one couple, in my mind anyway, were probably flashers. Do you suppose this man forgot his pretend pants legs?
We walked around a little, then heard the sounds of the carousel and decided to take a look. When we got there, nobody was on it and we thought maybe it was closed. As we started to walk away, a lady with two little kids walked up and bought tickets, so we decided to go for it ourselves.At one point, we had to be doing 45mph. The kids in front of us liked it but I nearly pee'd myself.
After the ride, we realized that if we wanted to try to get anywhere close to the Statue of Liberty, we really needed to get a move on. So we left Central park, only seeing maybe one tenth of its beauty, and headed for the subway. Another cool adventure that I'll tell about later.