Well folks, it was quite the weekend and I’m not really sure where to begin. It was one of those weekends full of surprises, good talks, walks, and no set schedule. That whole go-with-the-flow idea? It can be pretty fun and rewarding 🙂
As many of you bloggers have found, it’s pretty easy to strike up a friendship with one another, especially if you have been reading each other’s blogs. So what about visiting one another and actually hanging out? To some non-bloggers, this sounds creepy, but hey what would you call online dating then? I was trying to explain to a couple coworkers what I was doing over the weekend and they just didn’t understand that I had met a couple friends online and was actually going to hang out with them. Really people, this is the 21st century, but I guess you don’t really understand until you start blogging.
Ok, besides the point. Anyways, I mentioned last week I was going to hang out with Sarah and Carrie and we did and IT.WAS.A.BLAST! The three of us have been talking about getting together at some point and well, tickets were booked last Wednesday and we actually made it happen. Now that is what I call spur of the moment fun or spontaneity.
Carrie arrived later on Friday night and we immediately went for sushi and frozen yogurt. We planned to have more of the adventurous foods as Sarah isn’t the biggest fan of that stuff and she will tell you so. Anyways, after we practically inhaled our sushi, which was divine, we decided that a round of frozen yogurt was only necessary. We didn’t plan on raging at any of the bars, so obviously spending an equivalent amount of money on 16 Handles was the best choice. May I mention that I’ve never had better frozen yogurt? Trust me, I’ve had my fair share and even last week’s batch left me feeling a little jittery from the sugar content. This time – no such feeling! Glorious flavors and toppings and a relatively good price.
On Saturday I took Carrie up to Central Park where we proceeded to walk/jog/explore for three glorious miles. They were quite chilly miles though because it had started to rain and snow, neither of which I was quite prepared for. Carrie is used to sub-freezing temperatures in Wisconsin but I keep pulling the “oh it was sunny at one point, it must only be 45F”. Once a California girl, always a California girl.
Once we were satisfied with the sights, we made our way to Gene’s – the diner I discovered last week – for some good ‘ol diner brunch. Carrie was successful with her pancakes but I didn’t fair so well. For some reason the waiter decided over easy eggs were better than poached and white toast was a good equivalent for wheat. Not so much but the diner coffee exceeded expectations, so two thumbs up. Quite the attractive photo, I know. 😉
Later, after showering and warming up a bit, I took her through Eataly and Times Square, aka tourist central. I mean, when in New York, see all the touristy sites, right? We made sure to wander through the M&M store, pick up free samples from the Hershey store, and lots of pictures. Fast-forward a few hours and it was time to pick up Sarah from the Penn Station and were soon on our way.
For what fun happened next come back tomorrow 🙂 Until then, check out some more marvelous bloggers here!