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Central Park

Posted in NYC by Andrew Spender on June 9, 2010

B and I spent Memorial Day cycling in Central Park. The weather was glorious and, fueled by particularly delicious donuts from nearby Dean & Deluca in our old apartment block on 86th & Madison, we took the afternoon to pedal around the traffic-free 6.1 mile loop. We had fun picnicking while watching the model yachts race on the Conservatory Water, watching baseball on the Great Lawn and pulling wheelies along the Jackie Onassis reservoir. B thought it was great to be on a road without maniac cab drivers, gargantuan bendy-buses and caffeine crazed bankers in Audi’s all blindly weaving for the extra edge. Here’s a picture of us nearing the top of the hill with the San Remo apartment building 0n the West Side.

Central Park Cycle Ride during Memorial Day Weekend

Central Park Cycle Ride during Memorial Day Weekend

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Hobbes in Central Park

Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Spender on February 26, 2010

We took advantage of the hire car we used to get to Philadelphia last weekend to take Hobbes up to Central Park for an early morning run. Dogs are unofficially allowed to be off their leashes before 9am. It was a painful early start to a Sunday morning, but well worth it to see Hobbes go crazy around the Great Lawn in the snow.

Hobbes by the great lawn in Central Park

Hobbes by the great lawn in Central Park

Hobbes is getting a distinguished salt ‘n pepper beard.

Hobbes spies something in the distance

Hobbes spies something in the distance

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