Sunday, August 26, 2012
NYC Day (Hudson River Park, High Line, Village, SoHo and more)
Had a great weekend which was much needed after a busy week. Work's been getting very busy due to all the schools starting up and Labor Day just around the corner. Most of the school systems are awarded through a bid system so we never quite know which schools we will have that school year until the last minute. And sometimes things change even after the bids come through. It's the same mess every year but it's no less annoying or stressful. Oh well. Guess I just have to deal with it and it will all work out one way or another.
Yesterday, Saturday, I had off again which was nice. We went into NYC and spent the day walking around there. We parked near Columbus Circle 59th Street by the water and walked along the Hudson River Park. It's basically a trail along the water. You see lots of people jogging, skateboarding, biking etc. At one point we went away from the water and crossed over to the High Line. It's an old elevated freight rail line that they turned into a park. Very cool project and I love what they have done with it. (the first part opened in 2009, the second part in 2011) We had been to the first part but not the second part yet so we thought it would be cool to check out. I posted some pictures on Facebook if you guys are interested. After the High Line we walked through the Village & SoHo. Stopped by the firehouse that's featured in Ghostbusters. Mike recently joined Facebook (yeah he finally gave in after all this time) and needed a cool profile picture. LOL. After that we walked some more and ended up having a late lunch at this place. There are sooo many restaurants in NYC, it's really hard to pick. The place was good though and the food was crazy delicious. I had pizza with buffalo mozzarella and mushrooms and Mike had gnocci with pesto. The place itself definitely had a very SoHo hipster kind of vibe so after we ate we paid and found somewhere else to go. Walked back uptown and had some more drinks at the Waterfront Ale House. Then from there some more walking uptown and back over to the West Side where we parked on 59th Street by the water. All in all probably 10-12 miles of walking but it was a fun day. :)
Today we are just staying home, relaxing. Slept in late and haven't done much so far. I am catching up on some emails and will probably read for a while in a bit. Will make myself more tea and just be lazy.
Mail Update: A letter is going out tomorrow to: Charles/TN. Received letters/still owe a response to: Celia/MA, Nina/WA and Emilia/Finland.
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