Saturday, May 28, 2011

New York: Day 1

Over the weekend, Courtney and Meghan and I took a bus from DC to New York City (after some extreme-stress-ticket-confusion, and Courtney almost not being able to get on the bus, the bus attendant came up to us and told us we could hurry and get on the bus, just like it was a little secret). Kristin (our other India friend) met us in NY from Boston. Our bus dropped us off in Times Square, and we met Kristin in Chinatown where the Fung Wa bus had dropped her off. It was so great to all be together. My whole time in DC, I couldn't really update Courtney and Meghan on anything exciting, (which, honestly wasn't that much, anyway) because we had to wait to be with Kristin. So, once we were together we spent all day talking and updating each other. And, gah! They are all doing the coolest things. Coolest people ever, seriously.

On the train, I was sitting by an awesome lady who told me tons of cool things to do over the weekend. Following her recommendations, we first went to Brooklyn where we went to Almondine Bakery and Jacques Torres Chocolate where we had the most delicious frozen spicy hot chocolate. Gah, also eternally craving that. One thing I love about India friends is that they will search and walk until we find delicious food, even if we're starving. It's the best. I ate sooo much divine food on this trip.

Me and Courtney.

All of us, just looking so fresh after our super early bus rides.

Meghan and Courtney.

Brooklyn Bridge.

Brooklyn street

buildings in Brooklyn

After sitting on a bench looking out to the bridge and skyline and talking for a long time, it started to rain. We all hurried to a store awning and waited underneath it until the rain subsided a bit. Then we walked through Brooklyn some more and then made our way to Greenwich Village and Strand Bookstore.

My view whenever I sat down on my duffel, since I can't handle standing in place for more then 4 seconds. (Oh, ps, we had to carry our luggage around on this trip. Carrying 2 shoulder bags around NYC = so delightful. Great planning on my part, per usual.)

Raspberry chocolate hazelnut cheesecake in Times Square. Duh. Thank you Courtney for craving it.

Times Square.

All of us in Times Square. (Oh, also, rompers are really great, but just keep in mind that it's like wearing a one-piece swim suit, except more difficult. So it might not be the best idea to wear a shirt, belt, aaand blazer over it.)

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