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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chocolate day...continued

Sorry, this new blog format is giving me a headache.  Anyways, before the concert we had a little bit of time so we walked around the Grand Central Station area and we ran into a little cupcake shop called "Baked by Melissa."  This was really cute.  She sells mini (I mean really mini) cupcakes in all different flavors. I bought 6 for $5.50.  Kinda expensive yah?  They were good though!

 top left to right: I forget what this was but it was good, mint choc chip, choc peanut butter
bottom: choc chip pancake, smores, choc peanut butter

Outside Grand Central Station

We're leaving today so I gotta finish packing.  See you all soon!

Chocolate day!!

 Monday, September 26, 2011

We didn't have anything planned today so I got to check out some of the chocolate stores of some famous chefs.  Man, thank god I don't live here.  It would be dangerous!

Later on in the evening we caught a bus to the Izod center in NJ for a Foo Fighters concert. This was a long concert! They played for 2 hours and 40 mins! We didn't get back to the apartment until almost 2am.  Yawn.....

I tried a hot chocolate from here, it was ok, I think I ordered the wrong one.  It wasn't as sweet as I had liked.
This guy is supposed to have killer chocolate chip cookies...
 I bought a chocolate chip cookie for me and a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie for Randy.  I liked mines waaay better. I would've liked it even more if it was crunchy :)

 Mine...all mine....
 We went back kinda early to rest before the concert so I went down the street to try the oxtail with noodles.  It was only ok.  I would only recommend the cumin lamb sandwich.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

My legs hurt and I'm tired...

Sunday, September 25, 2011
The Highline and Rockaway

We weren't quite sure what we were gonna do today so we just started walking. And walking. And walking.  It was sunny and humid so I was quite uncomfortable in jeans.  I didn't bring shorts with me cause I thought it was gonna be cooler. Luckily there was a cool breeze every once in awhile to cool me off.  We ended up at The Highline, we went to see if anything changed since the last time we went.  Not much changed but it's still very nice.

 View from the Highline

We stopped by the New Amsterdam Market, an open organic marketplace that they have every Sunday in South Manhattan.  It was kinda dark there cause it was under an overpass.  This is an organic chocolate company....yummmmm...
 View from the marketplace
 There was a grilled cheese truck there and I couldn't resist.  It was really good. Two of my favorites, sourdough bread and cheddar cheese!
 For someone who hates cell phones, he sure is on it a lot!
 It was still pretty early so we took a trip out to Rockaway way out in East Brooklyn.  Supposedly there's a surf spot out there that Randy wanted to check out
 Call me spoiled but this beach was ugly. Randy was thinking of jumping in but since everyone was in wetsuits he figured it must've been freezing out there.  He changed his mind

 When we got back we were exhausted and hungry.  Randy read about a restuarant called DBGB Kitchen and Bar, it was walking distance and got good reviews.  This place was EXCELLENT.  Fairly inexpensive too. If you're ever in the area you should check it out.  I have no idea what kind of sausage Randy ordered but it was really good.  They took kinda long to serve us our meal so they apologized and sent us another sausage (that I have no idea which one it was cause I couldn't understand a word our server said) that was almost as good as the first one, and also a free dessert.  I was in heaven!  Sorry, no pictures, Randy would've flipped out if I brought my camera there.

We have one more day in the city and we're unsure what we're gonna do.  Stay tuned!  Oh, yah, we're going to a Foo Fighters concert in Jersey tomorrow night! :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

It didn't rain, but....

Saturday, September 24, 2011
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Ok, so thank you to all of you who prayed to the rain gods and told them to take a break today.  It was a beautiful (but very cloudy!) day out in the Bronx.  Perfect day for a ballgame. Not too hot, not too cold.  Except one thing. My beloved Red Sox lost a must-win game to the Yankees 9-1.  It was very disappointing but we had a great time anyways.  We didn't get beat up, so that's a plus!

Before we headed out to the Bronx, we woke up early and trekked over to Doughnut Plant (it's only a mile from our place so we decided to walk so we didn't feel too guilty eating it) to get our fix on their awesome doughnuts.  We both had a blackout and Randy got a carrot cake doughnut to go...

At noon we took the subway out to Yankee stadium, as as we stepped off the subway, this is what we saw: ugh. Here we go...

I've been having a dilemma the last few weeks, debating whether or not I should wear my jersey to the game.  I wanted to take a few pictures of Randy and I in front of Yankee stadium, me with my jersey, and Randy with my "Jesus hates the Yankees" t-shirt.  We were worried that some Yankee fan would beat the crap out of us if they saw us in our Boston gear.  As we got closer to the entrance we noticed that there was a good number of Red Sox fans in the house.  So, the jersey stays on!

Here's the only Yankee worth mentioning...
Don't we make a lovely couple?
 Randy refused to wear the shirt for longer than 5 minutes!
Man this place was packed!

 Yaaay! Canon!
 I got a little worried when we got to our seats...
 They were honoring Roger Maris today and they introduced a whole bunch of people.  Yogi Berra was one of them.
 Funny yah?
 Despite all the clouds, we had a beautiful Bronx sunset...
 Michael Jordan was there!
 It was almost a full house
 Bummer.  We got another couple of chances tomorrow. They play a double header, but we don't have tickets :( Go Red Sox!