I'm currently at my mom's trying to ride out Hurricane Matthew. We're outside of an evacuation zone, and I'm really crossing my fingers that everything turns out okay and everyone stays safe. While I'm here, I figured I'd post about parts of my New York trip!
I took the 6:00 AM flight out of Jax, which is the easiest flight in the world. There's never a delay, and you get some pretty great views of the sunrise. Since I booked it through Expedia, I saved a little bit of money that I got to spend on other things.
Breakfast of champions...
New York was in the 60s, with a little rain and clouds. AKA, I was FREEZING. Typically I stay on Long Island (where I grew up, which is insanely boring), but this time I was staying with my friend Kris in Brooklyn. The difference between the two is like night and day, so I'm excited to go back again in a few weeks to explore.
It took me a few subway stops to get to Kris. When I found him, he took me to Los Limones Deli. A bodega! Jacksonville has no delis, and Publix has nothing on a real deli. We got a bomb breakfast sandwich - sausage, egg, bacon, cheese, and spicy mayo on a hero. Calories don't exist on vacation.
After we ate and relaxed for a little, we took the LIRR out to Long Island to visit Hofstra! They were pretty much all cleaned up from the Debate last week.
The birthday boy!
Kris had his party at The Gutter, which is a combination bar and bowling alley. The wait to bowl was crazy, so we just stuck to drinking and playing pool. This place had pretty good prices, considering it's a popular bar in Brooklyn.
Going to New York means seeing my friends, so I'm really always up for a trip. Preferably when it's warm...
One of the...unique things I noticed about Brooklyn (see more in the next post!) is that all of the bathrooms are covered in graffiti. I loved how different the city was from Long Island, so I know where I'll be staying the next time I visit!
I'm Jenn! I'm a baker, blogger, sorta-runner, and writer living in Jacksonville, Florida!