And it was beautiful....
We sat peacefully on the bench eating our cookies drinking our bottled water talking about the experiences we felt in the temple. Being that it is winter time there wasn't too many people swarming around so we were able to enjoy the moment, and seriously ponder on the feelings we had just experienced in the temple. It was a different feeling for me compared to the summer months where one can find the sheep meadow so verdant littered with people sunbathing, flying kites, picnicking, reading under a tree, a ton of kids playing at every playground, and playing with their dog. On this day there was nothing but tranquility surrounding us, and although it felt a little weird (because the sounds of the city were so faint) it was quite the scene.
Whether in the spring, summer, or fall coming to the city where there are hidden nooks in this major attraction brings me solace. It was an amazing feeling to just sit, and listen to the faint sounds of timeless Manhattan surrounded by one of man mades wonderful creations.
Yes...the 80 minute drive is totally worth coming here.