Saturday, October 22, 2011

Playdate at Fort Tryon Park

A couple days ago Nia and I met up with our church friends Ruby and her son Emilio for a play date at Fort Tryon Park. It's a few short stops north of us and is also home to the Cloisters. I had heard so much about it and now that I've gone I can't believe it's taken me this long. 

It was absolutely gorgeous! 

View of the Hudson River and George Washington Bridge
Reminds me of my alma mater, Wellesley; my friend explained carriages used to travel here
A breathtaking view
Nia gives Emilio the side-eye at the playground!
While it was a hike to get up there (we took the windy paths up), it was definitely worth it and a good workout. If I go with Mr. Love Bird maybe we can take the shorter route next time (and he can carry the stroller!).

We spent over an hour walking and exploring and Ruby who's lived in the area for many many years was such a great hostess showing me all the views and nuances of the park.

I will definitely be returning!

Any fun play dates in the near future for my readers?


  1. Emilio and I had a BLAST with you ladies! Next time you come up to visit we'll wear running shoes and jog up those ramps. :)

  2. Those pics are beautiful! The views are amazing! I know the kiddos enjoyed it.

  3. Those are some great pictures! That looks like a great place to have a playdate!

  4. that's gorgeous! Looks like a great place for a playdate or even to go and do some writing. beautiful.