Another fabulous day! My friends got in late last night we we slept in ’till around 9 then got up and hung out. The three of us are all English teachers so we have dorky-fabulous conversations when we first get to catch up.
To start the day off right K and I did a 2mile run around my ‘hood. C stayed home to work on some schoolwork. I was so happy to get my day started on the right foot.
After some showers we headed our to our first fun NY event – Atlantic Avenue Artwalk. Basically all of Atlantic Avenue was set up with local artist displays and the nearby restaurants and bars all had specials.
First things first, we headed to the Nut Box for some gelato!
This was Maple Gingersnap – fantastic!
We saw a lot of great art.
We got to go into into a backroom to see the silkscreening process. I really enjoyed this.
And A and I even bought a piece of local art!
We’ve been wanting to buy some local pieces before we move so we were pretty psyched to find this. It is a photo/painting blend of a shot of one of our favorite areas of NY (DUMBO).
We sampled some local flavors too. Lemonade with strawberry rum.
Delish! Not as good was the “Beautiful South” K and I shared,
it was made with bourbon, amaretto, and strawberries but the bartender went way heavy on the bourbon.
We walked all the way through art walk and then walked home, all total it was 1.97mile stroll. On the way home we spread the Burrito Bar love and stopped in for linner. With complimentary chips and salsa of course.
I would like to say we split these four ways but in reality I had most of them. For my meal I got the fish tacos.
2 soft shell tortillas with sauteed mahi mahi, tomatillo salsa cruda, avacado, cabbage, pico de gallo, and chipolte mayonayse.
They were impossible to pick up so I had to use my fork. I also had 1/2 of the cheesy rice and beans they came with.
Then we headed home to change for our biggest adventure:
Wicked! This is my favorite book of all time (Gregory Maguire is a genius, I recommend all of his works) so I was super excited to see the play. K’s aunt is amazing and she got us tickets just a few rows back! I loved the way they decorated the whole theatre in theme.
And this was the funny sign over the exit.
At intermission I bought a diet coke in a souvenir cup; I was clearly excited.
I also ate a serving of K’s Sour Patch Kids. I enjoyed the play greatly, although I wished parts of it had stayed closer to the book. There were some great humorous scenes – the actresses who played Glinda and Elphaba were amazing!
Afterwards we walked through Times Square. They recently blocked off through traffic so it was nice to walk around without as many cars. C and I split a pretzel on the way home (of which I inexplicably have no photo).
And now I’m bushed and it’s time for bed. It was a great first day of visiting with my friends, can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!
What musicals have you seen? This and Cats was it for me.