Mom, my sister, Tristan, Baby Jack and I trekked from New Jersey to New York City today. We walked for about 7 hours. We hit:
-Union Square (where "It Should Happen to You" with Jack Lemmon and Judy Holliday was filmed)
-the Strand (I bought my nephew a little bus as he says it bus-sh. I bought a book by Sara Midda. I'll show you that soon.)
-We ate lunch at Cozy's (yeah, from Big Daddy. Damn good strawberry milkshake.)
-Shakespeare and Co
-Washington Square (what a happening place. I saw people reading BOOKS and not kindles. We listened to a guy playing the bagpipes. Tristan and I were asked to play chess. I could've stayed there all day.)
-The Ink Pad!!!! This store is PACKED! PACKED!!! It was chock full of goodies (see above photo.) They totally made my day having this tiny set of alphabets in stock. I was also greeted very warmly and I'm super excited about teaching there this weekend. Yes!! Can't wait!!!)
-Erin and I were lured into some cream/soap shop and we each bought something small.
-Union Square farmers' market
-Parking was insane ($34!!!) Not to mention very sci-fi like the way they rotate the cars.
-Kinokuniya (it wasn't a kinobuyitall experience. I'll show you what I got soon. Not much.)
-Drove through: Broadway and Times Square in the pouring rain and thunder and lightning. I haven't been in rain like that in some time.
I can't wait to meet my students tomorrow!!!! I'm off to relax now. Night y'all!