I once again ran away for my birthday, and it was WONDERFUL. Hands down, the best trip I have ever taken (Sorry, Kate).I came back feeling so relaxed, and as my friend said, NO ONE feels relaxed after a trip to NYC. I did though. NYC felt like home to me, and I adapted to it very easily. If it wasn’t for the cold, I’d move there.
I arrived early Friday morning. I took the Amtrak up. I navigated the subway by myself as I made my way to the apartment of JW and MG up in the Bronx. JW took me to his old neighborhood, showed me his old house, and took me to Dino’s for some chicken parmesan pizza. Fun fact, right by the counter is a picture of JW’s old baseball league. I’m talking really old. Then I went and met my best friend, JK, out in the city. We wandered around. I had researched beforehand and had made a list of places I wanted to go, so we headed toward Veselka for some penguin chocolate. As we walked by the Lego store though, it called to us, cause, you know, we’re adults.
We made ourselves into legos, then moved on to Veselka. The mouse and the penguin were cute, but not tasty in the least. So we moved on to Eight Turn Crepe, also on my list. I’m not going to talk about food too much on this post since I already did a food post, but you need to know it was super.
JK was grounded for breaking her curfew with me the night before, so it was just JW and I for most of the day. We went to Brooklyn for the Bridge and Smorgasborg. I ended up stealing an expired “No Parking” sign because it said it was for the Gotham tv show.
Then we went to Times Square where we met up with MG. We explored the giant Toys’R’Us, the comic shop, and then grabbed food from The Halul Guys.
We went to Dim-Sum in Chinatown. While I wasn’t a big fan of the food, it was a very neat experience. Plus I got a Lucky Owl for Power. I went to Tom’s Diner and got the apple pie. Jerry was right, it was pretty good!
JK wanted a day with just me. We rode the Staten Island Ferry, ate at Crif Dogs, and almost adopted a puppy. I definitely thought the Statue Of Liberty was going to be bigger.
My actual birthday. We brought it in at Atta Boy, this really awesome dive bar. Then later that morning, I guess I should say, JK and I spent the whole day together again. This was also the day my camera broke. I’m glad it was on the last day. I felt really jipped about the NY Public Library though. Where were the stacks of books? The library is a sham, a lie!
Would I go back? Definitely! I loved the city and I loved being there! Maybe I’ll go there again for my birthday next year, try to see some different sites, eat more foods, all that jazz.