A Visit to the High Line
I was off this Wednesday and planned to sleep in, catch up on some reading, and stay in the house all day because I wanted no part of the extreme heat forecasted for today in New York City. However, when I woke up at my usual time of 5 am, I was full of energy, so I decided to get up and engage in my early morning workout routine.
After working out and taking a nice cold shower, I felt like taking a walk outside to ponder and enjoy being one with nature before the blistering heat kicked in.
While sitting on the couch trying to determine where I wanted to go, I got a sudden desire to head over to the High Line for a peaceful morning stroll. I am willing to bet that this urge resulted from a recent conversation with some friends about the best places to walk around the Big Apple.
So, do you want to take this walk with me? If you do, please put on your best walking shoes, and let’s go!
Upon arriving at the High Line Gansevoort St entrance, we were able to walk straight in because you don’t need a ticket to enter during a weekday. So we immediately raced up the stairway gleefully, and once on the top level, we took a few minutes to look at the map to get our bearings and then started walking.
We quickly came upon a lady standing barefoot in some water flowing rapidly to our right, who told us she was trying to cool off. We all laughed, and I thought about joining her because the temperature outside was already over 90 degrees. Yikes!
With that in mind, I figured now would be a good time to grab a couple of cold beverages to stay hydrated, so we stopped at a coffee joint that was about 20 yards away. After picking up two large ice coffees and bottles of water, we went full steam ahead towards the Hudson Yards.
We walked the equivalent of a city block and then agreed to sit down in a bleacher area overlooking 10th Ave. We stayed there chitchatting for about six minutes and then got moving again. There were a fair amount of people out, which was good to see as we continued talking, laughing, and taking pictures as we casually made our way up to 34th St.
Also worth mentioning, there were times during the walk when we both intentionally remained silent and looked around so that we each could fully appreciate the scenery and the moment.
Eventually, we made it to the Hudson Yards area, and when you spotted the red and white Little Spain restaurant sign, you asked if we could go there for lunch, and my response…let’s do it!
Well, friends, I have to end it here because I am approaching the character limit for a LinkedIn post. BTW, lunch was outstanding, and afterward, I took you for a tour around the Hudson Yards. Maybe I will share that experience in a future post. 😊
So, what did you think of the High Line? What’s your favorite pic?
Until next time, have a lovely evening!
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