Achilles and I walked through both of our nearby Pier parks, people-watched (there was lots of that to do, as everyone else was out enjoying the warm weather, too), and I sat on a bench along the Riverfront Walkway for a bit and read my Kindle while Achilles ate random things off the ground when I wasn't looking. All in all, a great afternoon in the great outdoors.
People enjoying the beautiful day along Pier C
Even when we got back home, Achilles couldn't get enough of the sunshine and took advantage of our west-facing apartment to soak up some late afternoon rays.
He is a Florida dog, after all.
Yesterday evening I went into the city to meet up with Eric for a bit, where I was pleased to see things in bloom around town:
Beautiful tulips in a planter on the streets of Midtown
On our way back home, we also stopped to partake in another very positive sign of spring - al fresco dining! It so warms my winter-weary heart to see restaurants start setting up their outdoor seating areas. It's one of my favorite things about warm weather in the city.
Of course, today it is back in the 50s and dreary, with more rain on the way tonight. April Showers and all that, I guess. But, yesterday's temps and those happy little tulips give me hope. We may just get to summer yet!