M worked from home on Friday and right after lunch we piled into the car just before nap time and headed to New York City. The destination was the High Line Park and the Chelsea Market.. after living so close to the city for over seven years we realized there is so much of the city we haven't yet explored.. in fact I sometimes think we have barely seen it at all.. so from now on we hope to venture into a new part of the city every time.. so for my New York readers.. tell me where should we explore next?
I had wanted to visit the High Line Park ever since I had heard of it.. and for those who haven't heard of it the park is an elevated linear urban space converted from an old and unused railway. And the Chelsea Market.. once the Nabisco Factory.. where the Oreo was invented is now a large food hall.. with some great eats and also houses the offices of YouTube and Food Network.
We of course started at the Chelsea Market.. I grabbed some doughnuts at the Doughnuttery.. unfortunately our least favorite of all the amazing food we ate.. but it was cool watching them being made.
While M got a chocolate, banana, strawberry crepe from Bar Suzette... mmm so good and watching her create these.. it was masterful.
It was such a beautiful day.. and the park was such a pleasant surprise. The boys loved running around..
D attempted to drink from a water fountain that spit at you! We really should have made a video of that. And then we came across I Think Outside My Box, the brain child of David Everett Carlson. It all began in October 2011 in Zuccotti as an outreach program in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The idea that anyone can paint and that painting becomes part of an ever evolving global social fabric borne of self expression. Each person is given a 3x3 piece of cardboard to create on.
After walking along the entire park and back everyone was tired and ready to hit the market again for some more goodies.
We went back to Bar Suzette for another crepe.. this time something savory.. it did not disappoint. And got a taco from Takumi, a Japanese inspired Mexican eatery.. yes you read right and it was so good..
we followed that with more tacos from Los Taco's.. the picture taking took a break at this point because M was trying to put a cranky H to sleep while I stood in the long line for our taco's while D decided he had to go to the bathroom! Finally H fell asleep, we resolved the bathroom issue and devoured the most amazing taco's ever before one last treat.. gelato! How can you end a day of food without dessert?
The boys fell asleep just as we made our way out of the city but not before catching glimpse of the Empire State Building... red white and blue
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