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Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Igawas

Pu'u Ualaka'a State Park

One day Hudson will smile for me again...


Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Teradas

Heeia State Park

Hmmmm....out of all the pics that I take of my sister's family (yah, I know, not that much!) I don't think i've ever taken their family Christmas pics.  Don't blame only me though!  We can never get our schedules straight.  I was feeling like crap today, i've been sick for the last few days but I figured if I don't do it now I'd never get another chance.

Kinda cute...I didn't even have to tell them to pose.  They just hopped to it!

I wonder how long it will be before I do this again...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Kathy & Family

Pu'u something something park near Tantalus...hahah!

Time for Christmas pics again.  I love taking pictures of Kathy and her family.  Always so fast and easy!  They picked me up from my house at 4:30 and we were pau by about 5:15!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Brrr...but I love it!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

We woke up this chilly morning and went for a walk around the city...

Didn't take any pics, my hands were too cold.  It was gonna be a beautiful day.  Not a cloud in the sky.  We went to Supper for an early lunch - we didn't eat dinner last night, I wasn't feeling well.  Thank god Supper opened at 10.  Randy was in the mood for some pasta.

He ordered Orecchiette with broccoli rabe & Italian sausage.  It was ok.

I got Spaghetti al Limone.  I read about it on yelp.  It really doesn't look like much but it was delicious!

If you look closely you can see the Empire State Building in the background.  That's what I get when I'm too lazy to bring my camera.  Sometimes the camera phone isn't that great...

We headed for Chelsea Market, Randy was still hungry :-O.  I've actually never been here, but it was a madhouse in there.  I think everyone in the city was in this one area at the same time.

Los Tacos No. 1 - he ordered a carne asada taco and a cactus (I forget the Mexican name) one.  They were both really good.

I guess that wasn't enough food because he wanted some oysters after that.


Taking some selfies on the Highline...


Yes.  He's still hungry.  He said he didn't eat "meat" that's why.  I guess Carne Asada doesn't count.  He wanted a sandwich.  A freakin big ass salami sandwich.

A stoopid bird pooped on my shoe on the way back.  But one shit on Randy's shoulder so I guess I can't complain.


He even got a little more salami to snack on for later...

At about 10:00 he went to grab a pizza from down the street.  It was ok,  I didn't bother taking a pic of it.  Tomorrow is our last day in the city.  I'm not ready to go home yet :(

Saturday, November 8, 2014

It's cold!

Friday, November 7, 2014
New York City

We didn't have anything planned today.  I asked Randy if he ever rode the Staten Island Ferry, and he said no!  What?  It's free and it's a pretty nice ride.  Off we went to the 1 South Street to get on the ferry.

Had to pick up one of those $2.50 breakfast sandwiches...they're so good!  The bread is always soo soft


It was a beautiful day, but it was COLD! It was in the 40s, add the wind from the boat and you're freezing!



I'm still mad that Randy's phone takes better pictures than mines.

For lunch we were jonezing for a burger...a steak burger...yummmm


I asked Randy if we could just share one cause I wasn't that hungry.  He wasn't happy.

Holy crap.  This was a good burger.

I thought this was cool.  It's a couple of blocks away from our place.

Union Square at dusk.  BRRRRRRRR.  

Have you ever had an egg creme?  I never heard of it.  It's kind of like a root beer float, except that we bought a chocolate one.  Supposedly this little liquor store makes one of the best ones.  You should try it if you ever come to the city.

It's right at this corner.

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Chew!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cold and rainy!  We had reservations for The Chew, a cooking talk show on ABC.  We headed uptown for the taping...Yuck.



We had crappy seats.  Someone didn't want to wait in the rain so we headed for shelter.  Of course we lost our place in food for us! :(

I was gonna bring my camera but didn't want to lug it around in the rain.  Damn.  I coulda gotten better pictures.

Michael Simon

One freaky picture of Carla


We grabbed a hot dog after the show, all that food made us hungry.  Of course Randy decides afterwards that he wants to go to Shake Shack.  Punk.


I saw this place on the Cooking Channel, they make mini rice krispie treats!

Cute yah!  I bought a mint chocolate and a salted caramel

Hope the weather is better tomorrow...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

NYC Day 3

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014

We woke up fairly early and Randy wanted to eat some corned beef for breakfast.  Katz Deli is super close, maybe a 5 minute walk?  They open early so we grabbed some takeout and brought it back to the apartment.

Just a hop and a skip away is Russ and Daughters, a high end smoked fish/caviar shop.  They make a pastrami cured salmon that is to DIE for.  We had to grab a little to munch on.  This stuff isn't cheap, $36/lb but soooooo worth it!

Breakfast!  We shared a corned beef sandwich and a side order of potato salad.  Is that a beer in the corner?  Yup!

1/4 lb of pastrami smoked salmon.  We may go back there this morning for some lox and bagels.  Hope it doesn't rain.

After eating all that for breakfast we didn't want to do move from the couch.  We didn't head out till noonish...We had a 2:30 check in for David Letterman!  The show was great.  Jennifer Lopez was the guest.

After the show we just walked around a bit and grabbed some take out Chinese from down the street and brought it back to the apartment.  I was tired!  Crossing my fingers that the weather holds up today.  It's supposed to rain.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Monday and Tuesday, November 4 and 5, 2014

I'm in New York!!  Randy and I flew in on Monday morning and are staying in a cute apartment on the lower east side.  I love the East Village.  So many places to go that are in walking distance of each other.  I like our apartment except it's on Delancey, a main street heading towards the Willamsburg bridge.  VERY NOISY.  I barely slept the first night.  Good thing Randy brought ear plugs with him so I slept a little better last night.  Still worth every penny.




Our first meal of the day was The Meatball Shop.  In case you don't know, this is the first place that doctor who ended up with Ebola stopped to eat when he got back from Africa.  It's been about a week, that's long enough to wait, huh?



It was delish.  Mines was better than Randy's  :)

For the rest of the day (and probably the rest of the trip) I was using my iphone to take pics.  Since we haven't gone to anyplace new I didn't want to lug my camera all over the place.

Next stop:  The Doughnut Plant.  I can't believe how close this place is to us.  We used to take the subway over here.  It took us about 10 minutes to walk there.  Awesome!  We only picked up two donuts.  


For dinner we headed to our favorite pizza joint, Lombardis!

We got half margherita, half italian sausage.   Sooo didn't disappoint.

Randy, the piggy that he is, decides that he's still hungry and wanted to try a vodka pizza at Rubyrosas, which is about a block away.

Yesterday we hung out at the apartment for breakfast, I ate a slice of cold pizza :).  Randy was in the mood for some fried chicken so we walked over to Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken.  Holy crap.  This was some good chicken.  We ate at their other restaurant the last time we were here but I forgot how good it was.


We didn't have much planned today so I wanted to go to Times Square to visit the Hello Kitty shop...sorry, I really don't care for Times Square, it's just too crowded and too many tourists.  Seeing Hello Kitty is pretty much the only reason I'd go there.  THE DAMN STORE CLOSED DOWN.  It's empty.  No warning, nada.  I checked online on my phone and couldn't find any post saying that they moved or shut down.  BASTARDS!

Since I couldn't go there, I headed to Dylan's Candy Bar, another favorite of mine.  Low and behold, look what I saw!  



We tried going to the MLB Fan Cave but it was locked :(

After a long day of walking around, we found ourselves back in the village and close to one of my favorite ice cream stops, Big Gay Ice Cream.  The Salty Pimp is out of this world!  Soft serve ice cream injected with salted caramel, sprinkled with sea salt and then dipped in chocolate.  

Anyone looking for a boyfriend??

We went to a restauraunt called Sauce which was a couple of blocks away from the apartment.  Holy guacamole their food was yummmm.  This is our fresh mozzarella and beefsteak tomato salad.  This picture does no justice.  It's super dark in there so this came out like crap

Used the flash with this one, I ordered the fresh pappardelle pasta with bolognese and that's a little sampling of Randy's calamari.