I realized last month that I kind of slacked on my list of things to do. I really have no good excuse – I guess life just got in the way. Funny since that’s the whole reason I started the list in the first place.
Anyway, I am starting it back up again. I kind of went a little crazy last week since I was taking a little staycation. Normally around the 4th of July I am with my family, but this year I decided to stay in New York. It was mostly because flights are expensive and I am planning on heading back to the Midwest in the fall, but also because I wanted a week where I could just wander the streets of New York.
I started the week off right…
Then, that weekend I finally had fried pickles. I love pickles and I love (mostly) anything fried, but I was a little nervous about trying them since I am a little weird about textures of food. But, they were beyond delicious and now I have decided I need to try fried pickles anytime that I find them.
I also wandered to Central Park for a few hours one day. And I’ve heard I need to go there when it’s dark to see all the lightning bugs.
Then, on the 4th, I made my very first trip to Hoboken. It was something I had planned on doing for some time, but Hoboken seems so far away – I think it’s that whole being in another state thing. But, I think I was being a whiney Brooklynite because it’s actually super close and easy to get to. In fact, there are places that are harder to get to in Manhattan.
I also had fried pickles there.
And, had the most amazing view of the fireworks.
The rest of the week I just spent bumming around Brooklyn. I found some really fun random things along the street.
And a hologram picture of Jesus.
I ended my staycation with bottomless mimosas.
And then a trip to the Met where I found the furniture I want for my place someday.
I didn’t do as many touristy things as I wanted, but wandering was far more fun and relaxing – it was just what I needed. There are still a couple things left on my list that I plan to do later this month and I will pick back up with a whole new list next month.