Tuesday, September 25, 2012

new york!

Back in August, Andre and I took a whirlwind trip down to New York and thanks to Alana and Jake, we had a wonderful place to stay in the heart of Chelsea!!

kusama yayoi installation

Right after landing, we walked out to Pier 45 on the Hudson River Trail to check out the Kusama Yayoi installation which is part of her retrospective put on by the Whitney.

... and then we walked around everywhere!

a bike shop

Checked out a bike shop that was born the same year as we were!

doggie park @ Hudson River Park

And encountered lots of NYC doggie stuff. Which were all mostly happy ...

Tiny Dog Run

Manhattan Beagle and me

Manhattan Beagle and me

Manhattan Beagle and me

... but some were down right depressing.

EVIL dog store in Greenwhich Village

EVIL dog store in Greenwhich Village

That's an OCD puppy that isn't getting enough mental stimulation (let alone socialization) incessantly licking the exposed wooden board. Yuck!

Day 2 had us walking the High Line which is beautiful and gives you an interesting perspective of Manhanttan. The one downside is because you are high up, there is no shade and the sun really beats down on you.

from the High Line

from the High Line

from the High Line

Then we headed over to the east side to meet up with Andre's doggie teacher colleagues where I got to hang out with little Amos! Here he is working on a dog puzzle.

amos and a dog puzzle

We used Alana & Jake's Met membership and ducked into the museum to escape the rain for the afternoon. It was here that I realized that I've been to the Met more than I've been to the AGO. I better do something to change this.

Then that evening Alana & Jake took us out Williamsburg to check out the Brooklyn Bowl. An all-in-one entertainment place, where you can eat, bowl and listen to live music. We gorged on yummy fried chicken and southern style sides like rice and beans, collard greens and slaw.

We checked out a battle of the brass bands for a bit at the concert area, but didn't stay too late because it was a work night.

ice cream truck in brooklyn!

Despite being extremely full, we couldn't resist trying gourmet ice cream from none other than a food truck!

Then, Day 3 was the biggest highlight of the trip for me. We biked around Manhattan and Brooklyn. A dream come true!

Getting ready to head into Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge

You can read more about my NYC biking adventure over on the Cupcake Ride blog.

What a short but intense and super fun trip - it was just what we needed!!

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