Lightning? Ridiculously loud thunder echoing off concrete and steel buildings? Pouring rain with a tiny umbrella? Extreme humidity?
Sounds more like a recipe for a hurricane than a typical New York summer day — wouldn’t you say?! Anyway, regardless of the crazy weather, we managed to have a delightful couple of days in the Big Apple.
Our first day there, we took a few hours to settle in the hotel. After the short, but refreshing nap, we ventured off into Soho for some shopping. By the time we were half way down Broadway, it started to drizzle, so I opened the umbrella. Apparently, I didn’t notice that Sonya Walger walked by me until Gloria pointed out to me, “Hey, did you see who just walked by you?”
((I’m a big LOST fan, so this was a big deal! I’m so bummed that I didn’t notice someone from LOST!))
For dinner, we decided to eat at Lupa. No joke — this place has amazing food and a homey atmosphere!
By the time dinner ended, it had all ready started to downpour. I know this is going to sound silly, but we decided to walk BLOCKS upon BLOCKS in the rain! When we finally reached Washington Square Park, the lightening started to flash. Within seconds, the thunder BOOMED like I have never heard it before. The skyscrappers magnified the echo of the thunder, and boy, was it scary! Although the weather was not ideal, we had a lot of fun playing in the rain.
It was hard to take photos because of the rain, but we tried our best without getting our point and shoot wet!! Here are just a few of us having fun in the rain:
Okay, okay… I know that it’s crazy that we walked around NYC in the rain, but it was tons of fun. Seriously though, when is it not fun jumping and splashing around in puddles like a kid?! After playing at the park, we walked BLOCKS and BLOCKS back to the hotel in the pouring rain. We needed to dry off before meeting up with one of our friends.
The next day, we headed uptown via subway to gallivant for the day. We just people watched and tried to take it easy.
Oh, and you can’t visit New York without visiting one of the happiest places on Earth — Magnolia Bakery! These are my FAVORITE cupcakes EVER!
All in all, it was an exhausting week in the East Coast. Even though it was extremely tiring, I enjoyed visiting old and new places alike. It is totally what I live for.
Since I have been back, I have been trying to get my sleep patterns back to normal. Bleh! …and it doesn’t help that we took a day trip down to Santa Cruz on Tuesday. Boy, I am exhausted! Hopefully, I will be able to share some photos of the furbabies hanging out in Santa Cruz soon.
Until then, here are some recent scrapping goodness to share:
Be back soon to share my Santa Cruz adventure!