Wednesday, October 5, 2011

[history] In The City!

Much like the weeks before them, these last few weeks have been great and full of so much excitement. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited to stay put for a while and we are definitely taking advantage of our light travel schedules to truly enjoy our time here.

After much anticipation, we finally celebrated Ruben’s recent accomplishments. We went to Morton’s Steakhouse, which dangerous enough, is only a few blocks away – needless to say, we will be back again and again and again…


We have also used our weekends and free time to wonder around the city. We have heard that we needed to check out the Feast of San Gannaro in Little Italy, so two weeks ago, we made it happen. From what we understand, the festival takes place over a two week period and is touted as a religious festival; however, from what we saw, it seems to be more about eating and drinking than actual religious celebration. Regardless, it was definitely a sight and we got a few laughs along the way. After walking around the festival, we met up with Gustavo and Timmy and hung out with them for the rest of the day.

Best Ice Cream Ever! 
This past weekend, after a delicious lunch with Ruben’s cousin, we finally made our way to 34th Street and Herald Square! I had yet to make it to that area and was excited to check out the huge Macy’s and couldn’t help but get excited about the holiday season. Ruben chose his wedding shoes and we picked up a few gifts for the groomsmen and dads. We are only five months away! Eekk!

On Sunday, I explored Brooklyn with a new friend and had the pleasure of being escorted around by a local. J We grabbed brunch, walked along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, played in a park next to Pier 6 and visited the New York Transit Museum. Having the opportunity to sit inside some of the old Subway cars that date back as far as 1904-1905 was definitely the highlight of my day. I couldn’t’ help but think of my Grandpa who had such a love of trains – I know that subway cars are much different than the trains that he loved and adored so much, but I think he would have appreciated these nonetheless.

I promise that I am going to get better about updating. Sometimes I have so much that I want to share that it becomes overwhelming. 

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