Gina Guaragn- # 55 Row Boat in Central Park

#55 Row Boat in Central Park

Saturday June 26, 2010
This July marks my 3rd year and the start of my 4th summer here in New York City. I honestly can't believe the time has gone by so fast! While I have done a lot of truly amazing things while living in the Big Apple, there has always been something I have been longing to do, and it takes place in my most favorite part of the city--Central Park!

So Saturday morning, I set out to complete the first item on my bucket list--row boating in Central Park! Hand in hand with my fantastic fiance, Zack, we stopped at Agata and Valentina (our favorite grocery store) for fresh sandwiches--prosciutto & mozzarella for me, ham & cheese for Zack--and fruit to enjoy on our boat ride.
I have to say, the row boat ride was awesome! We couldn't have had a more gorgeous day. Luckily, there was no line, so we got right out there and enjoyed the sunshine. We didn't actually realize how big the lake by the boat house was! We rowed around until finding the perfect lunch spot in the shade. About 5 minutes later, a tourist couple started creeping on our spot. We were wondering why in a lake this big did they need to creep on a spot right next to us! We quickly realized their plan which was to make us their photographers haha. I guess we looked nice enough. So we took their photos and figured we might as well have them take ours too since they were already there!

After eating our lunch, we continued exploring the lake--going under the bridges, seeing turtles and an adorable family of mallard ducks. Lucky for me, Zack did all the rowing work and he let me just sit back and enjoy the scenery. It was a blast, and they even let us stay out on the boat for 15 extra minutes, no charge! Hey, that's great for NYC!

So happy I was able to knock off my first item on my list of 100 things, and I can't wait for the next adventure!

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