Are you ready for this post!? I don’t think you are. Because I’m not.
To put everything into context, I am back in Boston after a week of touring NYC with my friend Rachel for our spring break. I shared our Tuesday adventures with you all last week, but that was just the very beginning. More food, more fun, more freakiness awaited us.
To sum it all up without boring you to death, here are some weird facts about our experiences last week!
Fact #1: I basically forced vegetables down Rachel’s throat by hiding greens in all our breakfast foods. Such a mom move.
Davida’s green silver dollar banana pancakes (one of my absolute favorites)
banana peanut butter oatmeal “dough boy” smoothie with greens blended in (inspired by Kath Eats)
Fact #2: We were spontaneously part of a street show in Central Park, and someone jumped over my head.
it’s because I’m short
Fact #3: We came across some trendy, delicious places to eat in NYC, and I pretended that frozen yogurt was a healthy afternoon snack.
Toasties Deli and Chillbox Greek Frozen Yogurt
Fact #4: Rachel and I regressed to become 5-year-olds at Dylan’s Candy Bar. Candy is so nostalgic.
Fact #5: It was warm enough for us to be a little sweaty while walking around in NYC. HOORAY FOR SWEAT! That means spring weather!
Fact #6: My family took us out to not one, but two Groupon meals last week. The first one was at our favorite Persian restaurant…
The Groupon came with four desserts, ok?
And then the next night we went to Ichiro, aka my favorite Japanese restaurant ever.
Fact #7: Rachel and I dedicated a whole day to studying. I know, what nerds.
Fact #8: We took a casual study break and met a stranger who also happens to be an awesome iPhone photographer (follow him on Instagram here!).
Fact #9: We could have slid on our butts down this staircase of death if we
wanted to weren’t careful.
Fact #10: We ended our study day with the sushi dinner above, Cold Stone, and more nostalgia as we watched the movie Ice Princess. I almost gagged at how bad the acting is in that movie, but I used to love it.
shared apple pie a la cold stone with the bro
Fact #11: Daliza was our tour guide for the day on Friday as she drove us all around our county to show Rachel (and me) the pretty and hip places.
Fact #12: See that bottom right photo? That’s Rachel and me. Freaky things happen in Sleepy Hollow… (Anyone know the legend of the headless horseman?)
Fact #13: I eat banana soft serve with Greek yogurt. And apparently with cinnamon and granola as well!
Fact #14: Rachel and I walked outdoors all day on Saturday despite it being rainy.
NY Public Library, High Line, and Chelsea Market
Fact #15: We decided that we could live in Chelsea Market. All the food, all the shops, all the time.
Fact #16: Rachel had her first authentic New York bagel ever, and I have never even eaten one myself.
Fact #17: But I did have the creamiest, richest “Two Cookies and Cream” ice cream from Ronnybrook in Chelsea Market with both Oreos and Biscoff cookies. Wowza.
Fact #18: I had a salad at Bareburger. Not because I was opposed to a burger by any means but because I really wanted artichokes. REALLY WANTED THEM.
and those sweet potato fries
Fact #19: Overnight oats are so clutch when you have a 5AM train to catch.
stop smiling, Rachel, it’s too early
Fact #20: I saw Grand Central the emptiest I’ve ever seen it.
Fact #21: The other people who were crazy enough to take a 5AM train into the city on a Sunday morning were the NYC Half Marathon runners. #whodoesthat 😉
Fact #22: My wallet is crying, but the adventures were worth it.
Fact #23: We didn’t eat a lot or anything. Ha.
Fact #24: Rachel and I walked a total of 35 miles, give or take, last week.
Fact #25: Rachel receives credit for a lot of the photos in this post!
Fact #26: This year, Boston has officially broken the city’s snowfall record with 108.5 inches of snow this winter! Now it all needs to go away.
Happy Monday, everyone! It pains me to say that I probably will not be posting very much this week. Schoolwork post-spring break is calling. Hope you all have a wonderful week though!
So tell me:
Three weird facts about your last week!
Have you ever eaten a NY bagel?
Have you ever watched or been pulled into a street show?