Monday, November 1, 2010

305: New York, Day 2

My legs are so tired. And I am so stuffed. What a day.

Start: Take the Path to 33rd St. On our way to Time Square!

Stop 1: FedEx. Miriam had to make copies of her sheet music so we stopped at FedEx. I remembered that Comic-Con tickets went on sale at 9 am. But I couldn't get them on my phone, which I thought was a phone issue, but I guess they were having technical issues. Next week!

Stop 2: Time Square. There were so many moving screens, it was ridiculous. But it was kinda cool to walk around and see everything. We saw Cookie Monster and Elmo from a distance. And a giant M&M store.

Stop 3: Nintendo World and Rockefeller Plaza. The Nintendo store was awesome. They had games and clothes and toys and Miriam and I played Kirby's Epic Yarn (want!). I got a sweater, shirt, two toys and a beanie. Pictures to come.

Stop 4: D'Espresso, kind of. We went in but we didn't get anything. Instead we planned to where we would go next.

Stop 5: Le Pain Quotidien. We stopped here for some coffee and a snack. Initially, we were going to get lunch, but the place was a bit out of our price range, so I got an apple turnover and mochaccino and Miriam got a brioche.

Stop 6: The subway to 53rd and 7th Ave. My first subway ride in the city (different but still similar to the Path). Miriam had a voice lesson in the afternoon so while she did that, I went through Central Park to my next stop.

Stop 7: String. I loved this yarn store. Everything is very neat and instead of having all their stock out on the floor, they had one of each colorway from each type hanging on a rod. Then you would let the staff know what you want and they would go get it for you. I got two skeins of yarn, one Koigu KPPPM and one Prism Merino wool.

Prism Merino
Stop 8: A carriage ride through Central Park. After Miriam's lesson we went on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the lower East side of the park. The guy was nice, although the ride was really short.

Stop 9: Lincoln Square. Miriam had to return one of her books at the library and we got to see Juilliard and the Met and the Lincoln Theater and this really awesome fountain. I could have stood there to watch it forever. But I didn't because we were hungry.

Stop 10: Subway back to the West Village and to a restaurant called Hummus Place. This place was great. It was vegetarian, which we didn't expect at first and both really wanted meat, but we made do. The food was so good and so reasonably priced! And to add to that, they had live music! It was a great atmosphere.

Stop 11: The Path back to home. To make pear galette. Which is done now, so I'm going to eat it. And I really wish we had vanilla gelato to go with it. But we don't. But it's okay, because it will still be good.

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