Walking in Washington Park

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After checking into our hotel in Albany, The Morgan State House, a beautiful old brownstone right on the edge of Washington Park, we freshened up and decided to check out Washington Park. The park is 81 acres and was created in 1870 from a design that was drawn up by the same team that designed New York City's Central Park. Needless to say, I had to check this place out! 


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Washington Park

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Washington Park

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Ben & Jerry's

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It was incredibly hot on the day of our visit. Like melt your sandals to the ground hot. We walked all around the perimeter of the park, making sure to stay under the shade provided by the trees. It felt at least 10 degrees cooler under their canopy. We ducked out of the park from time to time to pick up lunch (at Noho Pizza which serves the best Margherita pizza we've ever had), a few cool drinks (Fishers Island Lemonade) and of course, a stop at Ben & Jerry's for a scoop of my fave ice cream, Cherry Garcia. 

On the first day of our road trip, I ended up with a sunburn on my arm (I've got a nice truckers tan going now) and I swore to be more diligent about protecting myself from the sun. In my purse I was carrying a large SPF 70 spray can and reapplied often. My hat, which has been a constant companion of mine all summer, and square scarf blocked the sun for those times when we had to leave the protection of the trees. Also the square scarf was necessary when driving in our vintage car since we drive with no A/C and the windows down. 

Another item that I use all summer long is my Reef sandals which I am sad to say that after three summers have seen better days. We did a lot of walking on this trip and I think I've finally worn them out. I have my eye on these white ones or these black ones that I've heard so many great things about! I'll have to test them both out because when it comes to footwear I value comfort above all else. 

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