The past few days have flown by and been incredibly tiring, but it was so worth it. Saturday afternoon I jumped on a bus and headed down to New York City to spend time with Beth, while she was visiting on her spring break.
We met up around 5:30, when I arrived in the city, and our first mission was to find Bareburger to grab dinner. I thought I had it down pat with how to get there, and it turns out I’m as good as navigating through the city as I thought, because for an hour I led us in a complete circle. By the time we got to Bareburger, we had about a 50 minute wait. The food was SO worth 1 hour hike I led us on, and the wait.
By the time we finished up with our burgers and fries, it was close to 9, so we headed to our hotel to unpack and relax for a bit.
Sunday morning started with a bit of extra rest, and we woke around 8:30. The extra sleep felt so good, and was necessary for the amount of exercising we were about to experience.
We walked about half an hour to 24 Hour Fitness to take the 10:30 spin class instructed yours truly, Jen, of Artificially Balanced. As one of my closest friends, I really wanted to take her class and really see her in my element. Jen’s energy was amazing, and the workout she put us through was rudely tough! My butt still feels violated!
After brunch, Beth, Jen, Brenda and I were famished, so we headed a few blocks to a cafe I had been dying to try. Hu Kitchen is all about going back to the human way of eating.
All of the food is cooked right in front of you, and the options are endless. I ended up getting 3 eggs, bacon and roasted sweet potatoes, and it was easily the best meal I have EVER had.
Spin + brunch girls. <3
I want to move to NYC for 3 things. Jen, Hu Kitchen, and the men. Ayyyyy, the men of New York City… fan me down! Think of all the awesome date stories I could blog about if I moved there. I could totally write a best seller off of it!
Beth and I had plans to take the Subway back to our hotel to drop our sweaty clothes off and grab our cameras to save time from walking, but we ended up taking wrong subway after wrong subway, and after a solid 45-60 minutes, we gave up and walked back.
Brunch ended around 1:30ish, and we didn’t get back to the hotel until 4. I wish I was kidding. We snacked a little and rested our legs, before we took off on our next venture. It had started to snow when we left our hotel, and we headed up/down to Central Park to have fun with our cameras. We stumbled upon a figure skating competition for little kiddos, and it was so fun to watch!
After dinner, we dragged our tired legs back to the hotel, where we just vegged out. I purchased my bus tickets home, and Beth did a little research on plays, museums, and other things she could do with her stay.
I woke up at the bloody hour of 6:25, and headed to the bus station. We were staying on 51st, and I walked all the way down to 33rd, before I realized I was walking to Penn Station instead of Port Authority, so I had to walk back up to 41st street. I made my bus with 10 minutes to spare, but I had to spend a 4 hour bus ride home in sweaty clothes. Ugh. It was disgusting and a miserable ride home.
And now I’m here, but I want to be there with Beth and Jen.
ALSO, to wrap up last week, the winner of last week’s Pacific Beach Peanut Butter giveaway is: Jennifer Lyle! Jennifer has been emailed and should be receiving a jar of the signature PB Peanut Butter soon! Thanks everyone for entering. 🙂