But not to worry, every year fall takes some time to remind me just how lovely it really can be.
Eric and I had a great fall weekend this past weekend. We started things off with a trip to Times Square on Saturday, to see a big Mario Bros. event they had set up. (Okay, that has nothing to do with fall, but let's just roll with it.) They were giving out free ears and tails and had a big course you could go through, just like you were in the game. Of course, it was insanely crowded (duh, it's Times Square) and the line to go through the course was probably a solid two-hour wait. So, we snapped a couple of photos and moved on with our lives.
Super Mario 3D Land setup in Times Square
A peek at one end of the course
From there we walked over to Bryant Park, which is already switched over for the cold-weather months: the grassy lawn has been replaced by the ice-skating rink, and the holiday shops are already lining the walkways. Eric and I did some browsing in the shops, which is something I enjoy every year. Bryant Park is definitely my favorite park, year-round.
Happy Bryant Park skaters
I loved the little "dinosaur kid" (it's a mannequin, don't be fooled like I was) set up in front of that shop!
On Sunday, Eric and I went back into the city to Central Park to wander around and check out some fall foliage. We were not disappointed.
Wow! Now that's colorful!
Hanging out by the bridge
Fall colors around the Wollman Rink (yes, ALL of the skating rinks are operational by now!)
Baby's first fall, of sorts?
Hansom cab passing through the park
Rowing our boat in Central Park
I mean, honestly. Those colors are insane.
Enjoying a lovely boat ride
As you can tell by the canoodling couple in this shot, it was rather romantic.
Such a great way to spend the afternoon together!
And Fall, I'm sorry I'm mad at you every year when you start to show up. You're really not all that bad.