Weekends are for exploring

posted on: Monday, August 1, 2016

One World Trade Center, NYC // www.girlandthegood.com

Washington Square Park, NYC // www.girlandthegood.com

One of our favorite things to do here on in the city is pick an area of town, jump on the subway, and walk as much of it as we can. Adam has this goal to walk every single street in Manhattan. He keeps track of where we end up strolling using an app and then uploads it to one map that shows exactly where we’ve walked. Yes I know, it’s slightly nerdy but I love it, I love him, and I love this city so much that I’m always game to log some miles. The cool thing is, you think you’ve explored an entire neighborhood until you look at the map and see that you haven’t even touched half of it.

We thought we had already broken our feet in but, as it turns out, we were wrong. I keep having to remind myself that we’re not just on vacation. We’re here indefinitely and there’s absolutely no need to see everything in a day or two and run ourselves ragged. I just feel like time not exploring the city is a waste, so I’m working to try and find a balance, if one exists. I think I just need to be better about resting when I can and exploring when I have the chance.

Last weekend we explored the financial district a bit, and this weekend we spent a little bit of time in the West Village where I saw Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment and ate doughnuts two days in a row because, doughnuts, am I right? The weather here this weekend was pretty awful. A lot of rain, a good amount of wind (rendering our protective umbrellas useless), and a blanket of humidity, but we made it work and I was a total trooper! (HA!) Okay in all honesty, I was in a horrible mood for a bit on Saturday because rain, sweat, and wind just don’t mix and of course I was feeling super cute before we left the house (silly me). But I got over it and we had a really great weekend. I’ll take the frizzy hair if it means time spent hanging around the city, thankyouverymuch.

  • Kat

    Just like his gelato list!! And yes donuts :)

  • Ha, yes! He always has a goal.