Love and Marriage go together like a horse and carriage!

On our last day in New York City, we walked up to Central Park and took a horse and carriage ride through the park, one last romantic moment for my hubby and me before we headed back to Florida. 

After getting there, we waited for our carriage to arrive.  There were people in front of us and they got in the red and the blue carriages while we waited for ours.  We ended up with the white carriage–which looked so much better with my pink clothing than the other two carriages might have, so I was glad that we were third in line.  It is the simple things in life that make me happy. 

We got in and took our ride around the park.  We saw the last building left from a village owned by a man who had built the village for his workers.  We saw the skating rink with people enjoying a fun day of skating.  We saw the center of the park with the fountain and the tunnel under the road to the other side.  We saw Tavern on the Green and so much more.

It was a crisp day and many people were out and about enjoying the dry weather while it lasted.  People were biking and walking all through the park while we sat in our carriage and listened to Henry talk about the park and all of its history, while Handsome Jack, his horse, plodded along.  So many things to learn.  So many moments of yesteryear still standing.  So many places to capture our memories in photographs, memories of love and happiness with my hubby, Bob.

Bob and I will have been married 20 years on July 19th, 2023.  It seems like yesterday when he saw me walking down the aisle toward him, smiling brightly as I was about to marry the love of my life.  His smile matched mine as I joined him and we said our vows to each other.  We had a great wedding.  We walked out of the ceremony to “Forever and Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis, and we walked into the reception to be announced to the theme song of Jurassic Park.  We were announced as Mr. and Mrs. Rinker at the crescendo of the song.  It was beautiful and amazing.  Then we took a honeymoon trip to Maryland where I finally met his parents who were amazing and then drove back over the Blue Ridge Mountains back to our home in Florida, enjoying each other’s company along the way.

As we finished the horse and carriage ride through Central Park, we knew it was nearing the end of our trip and all of the fun we were having.  We left Henry, Handsome Jack, and Central Park behind and set out for one last walk through Times Square before heading back to the hotel to retrieve our luggage and wait for our car to the airport.

While the trip may have come to an end, our love never will.  Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage.

MeLynda Rinker

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