Sunday, November 29, 2009

"I wish I had a river I could skate away on..."

"It's coming on Christmas. They're cutting down trees..." - Joni Mitchell

I left the house today and noticed that the lean-to forests of Christmas trees outside many a Duane Reade and CVS drug stores have sprouted up around this great city once again. Christmas is coming. Wow.

The biggest proof is the fact that I went ice skating today! There are various places to go in New York: Rockefellar Center, of course, but also Wollman Rink in Central Park and Bryant Park...where I went this afternoon. Bryant Park is probably the best because you don't have to pay for admission, just skates. I donned a gorgeous pair in bright blue and hobbled to the rink. I hadn't skated since the time my friends and I went at Alexandra Palace in London during my semester abroad. I did try to learn to skate backwards but it was entirely too crowded and I feared taking a little kid out as I wobbled along the ice. Still Frank Sinatra sang in the background and I took in the cityscape around me.... Pretty cool.


MCW said...

I have never gone skating all of the years I have lived here! I must do it this holiday season!

Midtown Girl said...

I need to stop by for a skating run @ Bryant Park! Thank you reminding me!!


Ms. M said...

Yay for Bryant Park skating! I also want to try the Polar Rink the the Museum of Natural History. LOVE this season!

Anonymous said...

They have an ice rink in Detroit that's just lovely. I went on it a few years ago and had oh so much fun. Glad you had a good time.