This weekend went by so quickly! It was so great to take a break and hang out in NYC with two of my oldest girlfriends, Kate and Mary. Kate lives in the East Village, so we were pumped to check out her neighborhood and spend some time together.
Mary and I took the bus from Richmond to NYC Friday morning and it was quite the adventure. We received several very weird “pep talks” from a bus driver who clearly hated his job. He hated it so much that he even told us how much he hated it, so at least we were entertained from the get-go. The trip was super long and we spent way to much money on gas station snacks, but before we knew it we were finally in the city!
After dropping our bags at Kate’s house, we headed out for happy hour and oysters.
From there we got dinner at another place, then bar hopped the rest of the evening.
I don’t remember the names of most of the places we went to, but my favorite place was probably McSorley’s, which is the oldest “saloon” in NYC. There were super old pictures on the walls, sawdust on the floors, and you could only choose between two beers- light or dark. Even though we didn’t stay out super late, we still had a blast!
Saturday started with a bottomless mimosa brunch, which is my favorite kind of brunch.
After brunch, we walked a ton through the city. We wanted to walk the High Line since Mary had never been before and we also walked through the Chealsea Market. It was crazy hot outside, so naturally we took a break every 30 minutes or so to have a beer. I took very few photos of our daytime adventures, so I don’t really have any to show you. I guess that’s a sign of a good time, right? It was a lot of walking, though, because I’d logged 18,000 steps by the end of the day!
Later Saturday night we went out to dinner at an awesome Italian place near Kate’s apartment. We sat outside and sipped sangria while enjoying some incredible appetizers.
I think my favorite was the fried eggplant with cheese and sauce on top. So good!
We were at dinner for a long time, reminiscing and sharing stories from high school. Once we started talking, all these memories came flooding back that we hadn’t thought about in years! It was so much fun and a perfect way to round out our weekend.
After another looooong bus ride and a drive, I was finally back home in Williamsburg. Riley and I ran some errands, then grabbed a quick dinner at Craft 31. I went for their super salad, which had avocado, goat cheese, spinach, dried cranberries, and pecans. Whatever was in the dressing was delicious and I’m definitely remembering that salad for future dinners.
After a weekend of indulging, I was ready for some greens!
Now it’s back to reality today. I’m really craving some more structured workouts after a couple weeks of winging it, so I plan on hitting the gym a lot this week. I’m also hoping to take a yoga class this week because sleeping on a floor and riding a bus for 7+ hours has not been good for my body. Clearly I am not 22 anymore. It was totally worth it, though, and I’m glad I could jaunt up to the Big Apple, even just for 36 hours!
Have a great Monday!
If you could take a last-minute getaway anywhere this weekend, where would you want to go?
What was the highlight of your weekend?