Monday, August 22, 2011

Misc. Monday

with Carissa at lowercase letters

one.
I had a great weekend! And I got to meet some new people, which was great! On Friday, Corey and I went to our favorite happy hour bar ($1 drinks) and met some people he works with. It monsooned through our dinner reservation so happy hour turned into happy two and a half hours. We grabbed some delicious sushi once the rain stopped and headed into Manhattan to meet up with a few of Corey's other friends.

two.
There is an annual festival in New York. The name of it is Parked and it is a festival of food trucks of all different varieties.
Corey and I intended to check this out on Saturday. We headed to the Path, which runs on a bizarre schedule anyway on the weekends, only to be evacuated two stops away (in Jersey City not Manhattan) because of a police investigation of a suspicious package on our train. We then tried to take the ferry into New York but it wasn't running. Finally, we gave up and ordered dinner in and spent a relaxing night with just the two of us.

three.
One of the great things about New York is that there is always a festival or special event of some kind. On Sunday, there was a Blues and Barbecue festival on Pier 54. One of Corey's friends from work and his girlfriend joined us and it was a great time. One of the vendors had a sauce called "Carolina" which made me feel like I was home. 

four.
We walked through Highline Park yesterday. It is a park built on elevated railroad tracks. Halfway through there are vendors selling coffee, gelato, etc. and the water fountains and elevators play funny "public service" announcements when you use them. I thought this place was really neat.

five.
Corey and I have cooking a lot lately. Sometimes I'll cook a meal and sometimes he'll cook a meal but my favorite is when we work together and both cook parts. Last Thursday we made a Mexican dinner. He cooked fajitas and I made Spanish rice and fresh guacamole. Yum! Do you ever cook with your significant other?  

8 comments:

  1. looks like a great busy weekend! so jealous you are just a train ride away from NYC!!

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  2. I am so, so, jealous of of close your are to the city!!

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  3. Sounds like you had a fun and busy weekend!

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  4. "Parked" sounds sooo cool!!!!
    Your weekend sounds fabulous.

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  5. food trucks!!! yeah! we have those in Austin and they are always DELISH!

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  6. Love cooking with Mr. C but sometimes we both like to have the kitchen to ourselves too! I've wanted to go to that park for a while- the idea of it is just so lovely!

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  7. Sounds like a fun weekend!

    Chris and I cook together ALL the time! We've been cooking together ever since we started dating. We'd have a dinner and movie night, and we'd both have so much fun cooking together. Now that we're married it's no different :)

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  8. Highline Park is such a great walk and good exercise too! xx

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