I’ve been to NYC so many times I’ve lost count but this was the first trip where I spent the majority of my time in Brooklyn. Candia and Stuart were incredibly gracious hosts to both Juno and me and I cannot thank them enough for their hospitality. Candia and I walked around DUMBO on Tuesday afternoon. To be honest, I had no clue what she was talking about. For those of you also not familiar, DUMBO is Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. So there you go. It’s full of ridiculously expensive homes, cute shops and home to the first Jacques Torres chocolate shop. I got a wicked hot chocolate (good but not as epic as I’d thought it would be) and enjoyed what might be the best view of Manhattan in the picture below (notice the Empire State Building!)
A few notes on the other pictures – 1) the picture of Candia and Juno is blurry because I was standing in the middle of the street and a car honked at me just as I was trying to take the picture and I jumped. 2) The writing on the wall of the theater says “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”
Wednesday turned out to be a perfect day for a long stroll so Juno and I headed off to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan. The walk was so nice that we ended up walking back to Brooklyn. The “No Locks, Yes Lox” sign was priceless.
Here are a couple of other pix I took – one of a fun manhole cover in Brooklyn and another of the new One World Trade Center (having fun with filters)
Thanksgiving was spent with Candia’s cousin and other assorted family members and I felt truly thankful to be able to spend my favorite holiday with such wonderful people.
This morning, I picked up the MoHo from Mercedes and have officially started my journey back to the West Coast. From NY to NJ to PA to OH in just over six hours! I’m holed up in Youngstown, OH tonight. Tomorrow I’ll make my way to Joliet, IL and then on to Des Moines on Sunday. There isn’t a whole heck of a lot to see on I-80 so I’m spending a lot of time finding good music on my iPod that I can sing along to – today’s selections included The Who’s Quadrophenia, Adele’s 21, Audioslave’s Out of Exile and Black Keys’s Turn Blue.
Hope you all are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!