Monday, August 6, 2012

East Coast Adventures: Part 1

I have been wanting to go to the East coast for as long as I can remember, specifically NYC, Boston, Vermont, and Salem. I actually almost bought tickets to go back East two weeks ago. Derrik had a work show in Connecticut and had told me he was planning on visiting NYC while he was there. I was super bummed because I have been dying to go.  The night before he was suppose to leave we came up with the brilliant plan that I should join him on his trip. We were able to do a little switching around with some work schedules. That way we would be able to visit NYC, Vermont then Boston. Not only that but because it was a work trip and Derrik works for an awesome company, Geigerrig, our out of pocket cost was hardly anything.

Deek had been in Connecticut all weekend when I flew in on Sunday night. We headed from Connecticut to NYC Monday morning. It took a little over 3 hours to get there. Neither one of us had been to NYC and it was absolutely amazing. We spent the day at Time Square, the Empire State building, and Rockefeller Center having dinner with Tina Fey (we wish). We met up with some friends, Morgan and Britton Pederson, that live in Astoria, at a rad little Italian joint for dinner. We topped the night off with some delicious crepes.

The next day we started out at the MET. It was overwhelming how much stuff they have there, we pretty much sped walked through the whole thing and still didn't see everything. Afterwards we walked through Central Park and Derrik was able to do a little rock climbing. We were able to visit the awe inspiring World Trade Memorial.  Then we headed to Long Island for dinner with Morgan and Britton on the pier overlooking the NYC skyline.  It was an amazing view.  We ended the night off with some amazing gelato.  New York was so amazing and better then we ever could have imagined!

 After dinner it poured rain. Deek let me use his rain jacket but don't 
worry he had his backpack straps to cover his bikini areas.

Best little shop ever right next to Grand Central Station. 
The walls and floor were covered in bookshelf wallpaper and they had 
mint mojito gelato. It doesn't get much better then that.