I had a plan for my first day's walkabout. It was a good plan. It was my plan. And ironically enough, a plan that I could not fully execute. But, that's the beauty of seeing new places...sometimes you plan to see one thing and see something completely unexpected.
Here was my plan:
First: Go to the Ivy Brown Art Gallery and see the Tracey Sides exhibit.
Let me say, unfortunately, I did not make it to my very first planned stop. It turns out I was simply on the wrong side of the building. OMG! I was standing right outside the building but on the wrong side! While I was at the address trying to figure out which building was the correct building. I decided that the gallery must have moved.
But, like I've said, the joy of a place is the DISCOVERY. And I'm all about stopping to see what is right before me. On my mapped walk about I did not expect to see a true City Pet Store. Complete with "doggies in the window". Of course, I had to stop and coo. When I arrived at the puppy window there was no one else there. I plastered my face to the window, much like the Crazy Target Lady waiting for Black Friday.
High Line Park. As I was walking I saw stairs and people seemed to be automatically going up as though it was their destination. I actually thought it was a transportation location and walked on past. But, as I came back up the street I thought: "I just want to see".
And I was given the coolest park I've seen! It's a park built on a disabled freight rail. The rail is above the streets. If you go to NYC and are in the area, you should totally go enjoy this park.
Another fun surprise was the Ice Skating rink just below the High Line Park.
But, being the sleuth that I am, I found the address and made my way there. One person (moi) on foot did not intrude on the quiet.
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