On Saturday, my mom and I decided to make an impromptu trip into the city and have a little adventure for ourselves.
Bright and early, we hopped into the car and made our way into the city. The drive was quick and easy- probably because no one besides us is crazy enough to be adventuring at 8 am on a Saturday…just a guess.
To start the morning, we ran by the Chelsea Market. Most of the shops were still closed, but it’s always fun just to window shop.
Next, we headed over the High Line. I’ve always wanted to check it out, but never have. The High Line is the revamped site of a historic freight rail line over the streets of the West side.
These pictures speak for themselves but…it was gorgeous on the High Line. There are plants everywhere, and some beautiful overlooks.
This amazing painting was one of the best things we saw. An old classic made new!
We stopped by Tenth Avenue Cookshop for brunch. I had the Huevos Rancheros- eggs, salsa, beans, and cheese. I couldn’t finish it all, but it was awesome nonetheless.
The rest of the morning was filled with a long walk downtown –> Times Square, enjoying the sights. After that, we hopped on the TKTs line (discounted broadway tickets) and were able to If/Then– the musical Idina Menzel is currently starring in.
After grabbing some water, we walked around and then headed to our show. Idina Menzel sang so well- and the rest of the cast was amazing too. The story line wasn’t the most fascinating ever, but the performance was outstanding.
When we came out of the show, it was pouring rain. My mom and I hopped on the subway to get downtown. We were both pretty hungry- considering we hadn’t eaten since brunch! We ended up back at the Chelsea Market to have a quick bite. I had some salmon from a little market, and my mom grabbed a delicious sandwich.
The drive home went (surprisingly) without much traffic. By the time we got home, however, I was starving again. All the NYC walking + way less food than usual made me a hangry girl!
Snacks to round out the night (while I caught up on some studying at my computer):
^^Gluten Free Banana Bread, almond butter, and chocolate chips^^
^^Popcorn. Always a winner^^
It was an amazing day with my mom, and definitely a good mental break from all the time I’ve been spending with my MCAT notes!
Where’s your favorite place for a day trip?
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