I can officially type that we finally had our first spring weekend in NYC! It was every bit as sunny and glorious as you are dreaming of!
To honor spring's arrival, I visited Tommy to chop off at least 6 inches! It's a littler shorter than I originally imagined, but I knew Tommy can do no wrong. I absolutely love it!
Nebraska played their Red & White game on Saturday afternoon, so the Nebraska family got together at the Nebraska bar. I don't think any other football team glorifies a "coming out scrimmage" as much as Nebraska does. We do have a new coach, so I think most people were happy with the performance? I was too entrenched in my mozzarella sticks and friends to completely pay attention...whoops!
After the Nebraska bar, I needed some sun! Thank goodness The Frying Pan had their "soft opening" this weekend, so we briskly walked to the boat. Nothing says spring and summer quite like beers, friends and boats! I mean, the Lobster Boat is my favorite, but The Frying Pan is a close second. Boats are where my dreams are made, so I cannot even wait for the rest of the weekends this summer!
En route from The Frying Pan to Pulqueria, there was almost a riot started at McDonalds because they wouldn't allow people to sit upstairs. Was that almost riot started by me? I'll never tell. We also witnessed a proposal in Madison Square Park, which was quite cute. I'm sure they loved the congratulation squeals from a bunch of day drinkers, but we took pictures for them and all was right.
This may look like the sketchiest side street in NY, but just think of what it was like 20 years ago. Not so bad now, eh? In all honesty, this street houses a fun little underground cocktail joint called Pulqueria, which is next to Apotheke. Pulqueria has killer Mexican style cocktails, and a lot of dancing ensued.
Sunday, Dave and I decided to rent bikes and bike to New Jersey. Before we went on our merry way, we stopped at Empanada Mama for lunch. It was a little strange to not eat this at 2 am in McCoys, but it's probably healthier to eat during the day, right? Right?
We rented from this bike shop on 9th ave close to my apartment, and it was great! In and out very fast, and only $6/hour. We ended up biking from 54th & 9th Ave, up through Riverside Park, across the George Washington Bridge, and through a park along the water in Jersey. All in all, we biked for 3.5 hours, have two very sore behinds, one minor stressed wrist, but enjoyed lots of sunshine and conversations. After we returned the bikes, we ended up going back to the water to watch the sunset.
You guys, the sunsets are back and alive!!
Hope you had a great weekend!