Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I’ve a smile on my face

Sometimes you dodge the old weather bullet, sometimes it nails you. Today it nailed us, as our noontime excursion to Central Park coincided with a ferocious downpour. But did we let that spoil our fun? Not a bit.

One of the finest statues in the park celebrates author Hans Christian Andersen and we’ve long wanted to pay him a visit, but on sunny days he generally has little children crawling all over him. On a rainy day, though…  We hope he enjoyed a visit from slightly older fans this time.

Then we found our way to an overpass, where we took shelter from the torrent in the company of some tourists from Pittsburgh.  One of them finally drummed up the courage to ask us what our gathering was all about, and did so with wonderful politeness. Yay, Pittsburgh!

On the way out, we snapped a picture of our drenched selves. Shivering, shirts plastered to our skin, but…happy to have had a rainy day to remember.