We have an understanding with each other now that photos on the blog won’t be in any chronological order, right? Good. Because you probably know from my Instagram photos that NYC is at it’s peak, leaf wise. Oh, it’s been glorious and I’ll eventually get to all those Fall colors, but in the meantime we’ve been having one of the nicest Autumn seasons I can remember. The unseasonably warm weather has made me want to spend it outdoors as much as possible when normally we’d start our winter hibernation around now. The flowers in the city gardens are still in bloom so we’re seeing Fall colors mixed with the vibrant purples, pinks and reds of roses, morning glories and other varieties that are still holding on.
We got into a bit of a car accident a few weeks ago so we haven’t had access to a car for weeks since it’s at the mechanic getting fixed. We do love our weekend day trips out of the city, but it’s also been nice to explore the city for the past few weekends and visit neighborhoods we haven’t been to in awhile. The city keeps changing! And I found myself marveling at all the new places and attractions we stumbled across. It’s amazing how you can live in a place pretty much all your life, yet still discover new things. And in an effort to fight against our usual homebody instincts, I’m making sure we get out and log a couple of miles of walking every weekend day, even if it feels like I’m dragging and coaxing the kids out of their pajamas.
With the markets over early for the season and Mark at home, weekends have truly felt like weekends, particularly now that I have a commutable job to go to on Mondays (by the way, the Monday morning struggle, my friends, is real). But we’re thankful for these weekends exploring the city together as we head into holiday madness very soon. While the outdoor Fall market season would have been pretty spectacular given the 70 degree weather we’ve been having, money doesn’t always buy time, and these city weekends have felt special.