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Enjoying Fall in Central Park

October 31, 2016

It’s been a busy week, full of hosting friends visiting from out of town. The good thing — in addition to catching up with people we love and don’t get to see regularly — is that visitors encourage us to visit some of our favorite parts of the city. 

We spent most of Saturday soaking up the good weather by walking around Central Park. The park is still fairly green, but there are small pockets of changing leaves and bright colors of red, orange, and gold.

We walked nearly the entire length of the park, starting in Harlem and working our way down to Columbus Circle. Here are a few photos from the day at one of my favorite spots in the park — The Pool at 102nd Street.

storiedstyledcp2016-2Finding the perfect acorn is serious business. storiedstyledcp2016-3 This is blurry, I know, but I also know I’ll one day need documentation of the days when he loved running into my arms. storiedstyledcp2016-4storiedstyledcp2016Even Jameson seems to be able to recognize a beautiful spot worth taking in. He sat himself down in that spot and just watched the water for awhile. At one point, he even reclined to look up at the sky and swaying trees.storiedstyledcp2016-10I followed his lead, and he showed me all the cool leaves and sticks to touch. storiedstyledcp2016-11Last year, Jameson and I sat in this same spot and took the photo below, which I love. Look at that baby!!DSC_5630I tried my best to sit on the same bench and recreate the magic. This is what I got…storiedstyledcp2016-13Basically, my child trying to run away from me. Seriously, I laugh out loud to see how my hand is like a claw trying to cling onto his squirming body. storiedstyledcp2016-8Ahhhh, Central Park. You never disappoint and you always make for good days with this little family of mine.

If you haven’t gotten into Central Park yet this fall, this Fall Foliage Map can help you take in the splendor of the changing leaves. My favorite spots tend to be The Pool, The Ramble, and The Mall but random wandering around the park has always led me to discover some really picturesque stuff.

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  • Reply
    Ma Rice
    October 31, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    What a difference a year makes – the attempted re-creation of last year’s pose is hilarious! Love this post!

    • Reply
      Jessica Rice
      November 3, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Yes, it’s crazy to see how much he’s grown! Thanks, Ma! :)

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