We cannot believe how fast this month has gone! Some days feeling like we did waaaay too much for our bodies to handle and the others being able to just wander around this beautiful city. This past week I got to catch up with a good friend and her sister from Perth, WA a couple times and I am soooo incredibly grateful for those moments!
One day we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and then had a 2 hr+ catch up on life in a cafe and then the last time I got to see them we were in Washington Square Park (above pictures) which we hadn’t been to yet and absolutely loved the atmosphere as there was all kinds of funny free entertainment going on around us!
I met Kerri when I was on staff with YWAM Perth, and had the privilege of being her outreach leader to Jakarta, Indonesia, Namibia and Botswana over a 3 month period. She is one of a kind, gracious, full of life and an aspiring girl! Love her to pieces. And can’t wait to see her again in Australia someday.
Spending time with the aussies girls, we also FINALLY went to a restaurant in Soho founded and run by a group of Aussie ‘blokes’ and they have AMAZING food. Cordie has even gone to the point where it has been his ‘favorite’ meal here in NYC! They are known for their Australian type coffee and burgers! Our first experience I had a salad and he had pasta….it being soo good we went back today for our ‘last’ meal here in Manhattan and had a chicken burger (with my fav sweet chili sauce) and Cord got a typical Aussie burger with beets, a fried egg, pineapple and a bunch of other goodness. All with a lovely non-alcoholic Ginger Beer (with is similar to Ginger Ale just with more of a Ginger Zing).
These last few days were ‘double’ dip days as we found our fav gelato place, Mo il gelato and went there twice as well! (it only being a short walk from where we are staying it is good we didn’t discover it until now otherwise I know we would have spent too much money there) They make their gelato FRESH every morning! If you are ever in Little Italy, Manhattan it is a must go too!
We loved every minute of our time here in NYC and LOVED all the time I could spend with my sister Elizabeth! I am so thankful for her and proud of what she is doing and what her future holds! Love you ita! Will miss being your roomie sooo much!
Quick Recap of our MiniVaca
This past week we had the privilege of spending three days out on Long Island with my parents and sister. They drove to NYC to visit my sister during some time off of work she had-so we accepted the offer to join them and getaway from the city for awhile! With minimal internet access and being able to see the ocean from our bed it was a very relaxing trip. The hotel had a large lawn with seating and then a private walkway down to the water.
Our first full day there was sunny, warm, and we took advantage of soaking it up! However, like the good state of New York has taught us over this past month the weather is bipolar and changes constantly!
Greenport, NY is a small quaint town with little cafes and ice cream parlors on the two main streets all right along a pier. We had the most amazing lunches at a Cheese Emporium two different days as they had so many choices.
And everything had the best presentation! It was hard to come back to the city after the three days away with BBQs on the beach, hours of reading in the sunshine and listening to the waves crash against the shore.
Many more pictures from our little trip in the New York Gallery!
I never expected it to be so hot here in NYC! Especially at night when I am trying to go to sleep and the temperature is still 90 degrees before the humidity sets in… so I have resorted back to my childhood days of when living in TX of sleeping with an ice cold hand towel across my head and face just to fall asleep!
Yesterday, being cooler (95 degrees) than today’s (99 degrees) we went to see a movie! I have been waiting and waiting to see DespicableMe2 (as I think the yellow minions are hilarious) was a good movie and it was even better being in an ice cold theater through the hottest part of the day.
Just a few pics of the film…don’t worry I didn’t illegally record anything. From there in the search of food we wandered around the Brookfield plaza pier (has been another fav spot we walk to) sat in the shade for a bit. It was sweet and short as we were ready to be back in the Air Con.
When then headed to a cute cafe that my sister had recommended, called Kaffe 1668 it seems small when you first walk in, but like many places in New York they were very smart with all their seating… a large table and then there is a window seat, a small couch on the other side of the table as well as seating in their basement! Their theme is ‘sheep’ so they had little decor all over the cafe.
Just like the sign says it was very good coffee and we enjoyed the vibe of the place as we sat and read for a couple of hours!
I hope that where ever you may be you are staying cool and making the most of your surroundings!
For those of you…
I am so thankful to each and everyone of you that have followed our journey so far through the little snippets of our blog. For those of you that follow me on Instagram you will def be in the ‘know’ much sooner as I post on there more regularly to keep an album of ‘whereweare’. So apologies for some of the repeats you may be seeing.
However, I also know it has ‘my’ name on the title.. and the link… but wanted those of you who are questioning what Cordie (my husband) is doing.. well he is a part of it as it is a blog about where we are and our activities (decided he didn’t want his name in the title)… gives his input… provides some of the pictures from time to time. AND he RARELY takes any photos at all… so if you are expecting him to send you some or post them somewhere for you to view…it is very unlikely that, that will ever happen.
So enjoy the pictures on the random pages or you can check out the gallery that is updated from time to time.
-Cordie & Katherine