Adventures in Central Park

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Day two in the Big Apple started off in Central Park again. My sister was going for a run, but I opted out to get an extra rest day in, despite how much we were walking, which gave me the opportunity to see a particular site I was dying to see. 
The amount of runners we saw everyday was constantly increasing as the big day drew closer.

As my sister ran throughout the park, I started walking my way up the gorgeous west side of the park.

At last, after many blocks, I found part of what I was looking for: The Dakota, the former residence of John Lennon.
And right across the street in the park was Strawberry Fields and his memorial. I am a huge Beatles fan, so this was a must do on my list while in the city.  

I met back up with my sister and we walked around the park for about another hour, after getting Starbucks, to get some pictures. Central Park is absolutely breathtaking in the fall and I am so glad I got to witness it! We certainly don’t have a fall like this in Louisiana..

I split up from my sister while she went back to the hotel to freshen up, making my way down 5th Avenue, in search of more coffee.

Ralph’s Coffee was a must-try for me ever since seeing some of my favorite bloggers swing by there on their trips to New York. It was a little challenging to find because I thought it was on the ground floor and NOT inside of the actual Ralph Lauren shop on the second floor….but I eventually found it and settled down with this pretty latte. It was certainly delicious,
Next stop: the MoMA!

I have to admit that I came here SOLELY to see my favorite painting of all time… Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. Sounds silly, but I couldn’t miss it.
After visiting the MoMA, I met up with my sister and brother-in-law for lunch at Tao. We popped into a view shops before going to Central Park to rent bikes, another great way to see the city, especially the park.

We spied Mile 25 along our bike route!

After biking through the beautiful Central Park, we headed back to the hotel to rest some; we’d been going non-stop all day once again and I was going to have a late night due to picking up my boyfriend from the airport. But first, I made sure to stop at Ippudo Westside for a piping hot, yummy bowel of ramen!

Thanks for reading day two of New York City. Stay tuned for more…

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