This week I got back from an 11 day vacation out of Seattle, back home to CT for a while and then down to New York City. Each part of the trip complimented the other perfectly, from the quiet rural setting of the old homestead to the hustle and bustle of the city. I enjoyed catching up with friends and family, and also the natural photo ops all around the old backyard.
I’d been to New York a number of times before and had seen many of the big sights, so a goal this time was to get off the beaten path a bit more. I lucked out having some good friends in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, where I stayed for a few of the nights, which was just the right pace. Given that it’s a pretty young and hip neighborhood, there were plenty of great options for food, bars, shops, galleries, and street art all over the place. I of course took many photos of the whole trip, and I’m still posting more.
Some of the other highlights…
- This steak on spaghetti at the Peruvian restaurant Chimu.
- Walking into Barcade, I say, “Wow, this place is packed.” NY friend, “What? There’s nobody here.”
- Impromptu dance party at a bar and breaking the law.
- Hearing an angry New Yorker exclaim into his cell phone, “Heey c’mon, ya think ay’m some kinda mamaluke!?”
- Ordering a drink and getting the accompanying free pizza at Alligator Lounge at 3AM
- Laughing at the Magnolia Bakery line
- Some great beer and conversation at Jimmy’s and the Belgium Room
- Walking into the 5th Avenue Apple Store