After three years of Christmases in New York, Derek and I finally made it to the Rockefeller Rink for ice skating before we left to come home for the holidays. Of course, when you think about ice skating in the city, your mind immediately shifts to thoughts of Rockefeller Plaza. I guess that’s why I was always so against the idea, since I knew it would be us and a million other people crammed together trying to skate on a rink that is much smaller in reality than it appears on tv. Yet, this year was different.
Since the weather was surprisingly still very warm last weekend, Derek and I thought it’d be the perfect time to hop on the R-train and go see the lights at Dyker Heights. Neither one of us had ever seen this light show before, but apparently it’s a really big deal. So many “mcmansions” decked out in professionally decorated light displays. Yes, you read that right…professionally decorated!
It sure has been quite a while since I shared a “life lately” post. And with so much that has taken place over these past few weeks, I thought now would be a perfect time to share just that. Can you believe Christmas is only a week away?! My mind is still trying to process that statement. I still cannot believe our Peruvian adventure has come and gone, and the fact that we’re now halfway through December, well it’s truly shocking. I am excited Christmas is right around the corner, since that means it won’t be long before Derek and make our way down to North Carolina.
Apparently, a big “tourist” thing to do during Christmas time here in the city is walk down 5th Avenue to take in all the beautiful light displays. Several people had mentioned this route to me earlier in the year, and I thought “why have Derek and I never done this before!?” So, to make sure we didn’t miss out again this year, we decided to make the walk last Wednesday night after work.
It’s officially starting to look a lot like Christmas here in Brooklyn, and I for one couldn’t be more excited. I know I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record, but I love Christmas, especially here in New York. The lights. The decor. The smell of Christmas trees lining the sidewalks. Oh, and of course the holiday cheer. Everyone [well, almost everyone] is so much happier this time of year.