So, Carolyn and I “survived” our weekend in New York City pretty well!
(By that I mean it could not have been more fun!)
After waving goodbye as I pulled away in the car for the airport, Berkley (still waving) looked at Brian and said, “I miss Mom. She was a good Mom.”
So there’s that.
I went from the Little Apple Manhattan to the Big Apple Manhattan!
Night one we went to an AMAZING sushi restaurant. The last time Carolyn and I ate sushi together we were on the other coast! Few things yummier than sushi by the ocean with a great friend!!
Carolyn is only in NY for a few months, but she’s settled in like a local! We rode around all weekend on CitiBikes. Brilliant. You check a bike out at any of the MANY racks like this around town, ride, then check it back in at any other bike rack. You can get a yearly unlimited pass, or a daily unlimited pass.
There’s a great bike/walking/running path right next to the Hudson River.
Saturday morning we went to a fun workout class (a huge treat for me!) and rode bikes and explored.
This is the landing pad for people’s private helicopters. Every single time we rode by there were helicopters landing or taking off. That’s a crazy lifestyle to get my head around!!
The one request Brian had of me was to take pictures…with the Wiffle Ball. Carolyn and I decided it was kind of like our Flat Stanley for the weekend!
We had to get creative!
I had no idea the big New Year’s Eve ball stayed up for the entire year. Thinking about it, this makes perfect sense (cause where are you gonna store that?!).
What’s NYC without the Naked Cowboy?? (and the Wiffle Ball of course)
A HUGE yoga class in the middle of Times Square
The real Subway signs and the restaurant Subway signs threw me off. They are eerily similar fonts.
We stopped by an entire block of food vendors!! It was so stinking hard to decide what we wanted.
We passed on this donut slider the first day…but couldn’t pass on it the next day because we had been thinking about it for an entire 24 hours. It failed to deliver. It was sad. But not that sad cause we decided it’s probably best that we didn’t love something that the bread was a donut. It had a lot of potential…
These tacos were the best!
We didn’t eat there, but the Shake Shack is VERY popular. The line was unbelievable.
We went back to Carolyn’s adorable apartment to shower for our next adventure…her apartment is right across the street from the “Friends” building!!
Then, we took the subway to Coney Island!!!
Brian and I recently discovered Nathan’s hot dogs. (I won’t buy any other kind now!) But I honestly thought it was a small little undiscovered brand. Turns out it’s not. We just live under a rock.
The big hot dog eating contest is on Coney Island every 4th of July!
So when we got there we both mentioned to each other that we didn’t realize people dressed up to come here. Then we noticed everyone dressed up was a Mermaid. Turns out there was the Mermaid Parade on Coney Island that day!! We were super bummed we missed it…it would have been an experience! But we still saw many of the costumes, very creative ones!
We rode the funnest roller coaster ever, and ate a hot dog of course!
Then back to Manhattan (the big one) and that night we went to The Comedy Cellar and watched stand up! I’ve never been to stand up before, much less by people I recognized!!
The next morning we rode our CitiBikes to a SoulCycle class.
It’s only the funnest and hardest thing I’ve ever done! My legs were sore for a week!! Very worth it!!
Then we saw a little play, Wicked!
It was every thing everyone says it is…and more!! I’m bummed it’s not a movie cause I think our Kansas kids need to know the real story…:)
Two Houston girls on Houston St in NEW YORK!
It was an unforgettable trip with one of my very favorite people!
Thanks Carolyn for sharing New York with me!!!
Oh, so even though I drove to the airport (you park for free about 100 yards away at our little airport that I love!) I still walked off the plane to these Crazies