Monday, May 28, 2012

Crepes and a Movie.

Friday I took off from work to meet with hubby for lunch and a movie.  Lunch were savory chicken pesto swiss crepes (to die for) and a smoothie. Then it was off to see the movie, The Avengers, which was excellent by the way.  Unfortunately, I had a bag with my gym clothes plus my helmet which you can't see and hubby cut my feet off. Hubby below.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Green Days

blazer: HM
pants: Macys
top: Tommy  Hillfiger via TJ Maxx
belt: Nordstrom
necklace above: Anthropologie
necklace below: HM

Forgive the Iphone photos but I left my cameras battery charger in our last travels and am waiting to get my new one.  If I enlarge these photos, there will be a blurry effect. Maybe that will be a good thing!!! LOL!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

In Memory of Donna Summer

Here's to a great singer of her time. This song is dedicated to her memory. 

RIP: Donna Summer.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Celebrations

Mother's are precious no matter how much they can get to you.  Here's to all mothers out there. You are truly special.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Some Music in My Life.

Just listening to some music right now.  Lots going on but not time to take photos. But there's always time for music. Enjoy

"On My Way" by Bill Boy on Poison

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

NYC 5 Boro'sTour - My Experience

5:30 a.m.  - The alarm goes off.  I couldn't sleep so technically I got maybe 4 hours of sleep due to the excitement of the bike ride. Or maybe because subconsciously I thought I wouldn't wake up, so I kept waking up throughout the night.  We showered, donned our biking regalia and headed to the PATH train from Exchange place to World Trade Center.  It was chilly and overcast and never got sunny until later in the day.

 PATH stop at World Trade Center

 World Trade Center

 Arrived at 7:15 at corner of Park and Reade St. - Note the crowd

 Crowd gets bigger and closer

 Sporty Spice. Not the best look for me but whatever. It was cold out. Ride started at 7:45. Rode up 6th Ave to Central Park. I forgot to take photos until I got to a rest stop.

 Rest area at Harlem.
 Random shot of bicyclists.

 FDR Drive overlooking the Queensboro Bridge 

 The climb on Queensboro Bridge.

The climb down.

 Hubby pumping his tire.

Rest area at Astoria Park, Queens.

 In Brooklyn with the view on Manhattan

 Passing the Brooklyn Bridge

 If you look really close, you can see the sign for the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
 I've ridden over may times going to visit my uncle in Long Island as a kid and now I was going to ride on it...on my bike.

 Rest stop before the steep climb over the Verazanno Narrows Bridge.

 Making our way up the bridge.
 Hubby on the peak of the bridge.

 Me at the top overlooking Brooklyn. Note the red face due to the sunburn / windburn from the cold air on top of the bridge.

 The finale after the bridge - Ft. Wadsworth, Staten Island.

40 miles done. Then a ferry ride from Staten Island to Battery Park. Sorry no photos. I was too pooped to take pics. Then PATH to Jersey City. Let's just say the day was longer than I had planned for.

The final photo I took was of the the moon on Sunday evening with the Manhattan Skyline. It was the perfect end to a perfect weekend.

Monday, May 7, 2012

NYC Bike Expo and the Hester Street Fair, NYC

Our NYC to-do list was long on Saturday but we somehow got it done. We got up to a cool and overcast morning. No way was I prepared with this type of weather and brought 2 long sleeved tops and no heavy jackets. What was I thinking?

This was our Saturday:

1. Eat breakfast. We were hungry and we had to find something to eat on our way to the bike expo. We got off at the financial district and ended up finding Aroma Espresso Bar, between Barclay and Park Place and adjacent to the St. Peter's Church (oldest catholic church in NY State) before we headed down to Bastketball City to pick up our ride information.

St. Peter's Catholic Church and a wedding

2. Greenway Walk to Bike Expo at Basketball City. Yes, it was cold to say the least. The walk over wasn't too far and we ended walking South toward the Greenway so we could at least take photos.

3. Bike Expo.  We had to pick up our ride information then walk around to see the nifty t-shirts, cook bike gear, and other ride information in the NYC metro area.  I even got to see a fellow NYC blogger (Sheryl at BitchCakes) who blogs about her bike rides and great exercise habits. She was one cool lady and I'm glad I had the nerve to talk to her for a bit although I don't think she'll remember who I am.

And this guy was to hilarious at the Bike Skills Center, he had to show me his skills:

4. The Hester Street Fair. I read about this fair online and was excited to see this outdoor specialty food and goods market near Chinatown. The emphasis was on vintage or hand made goods and yummy foods.  It was rather small so we didn't stay long because we were getting hungry for lunch.

5. Lunch was a block away at a sandwich shop. I can't remember the name but all the sandwiches were named after pyschedelic groups of the 60s. It was pretty groovy man.

6. Lunch was over and then we went to rest until dinner time at our favorite Italian place in 50th and 2nd Avenue called Lasagna's. Great crab lasagna if you ever want to try it.

7. After dinner we decided to walk to the Algonquin Hotel to get a drink but found out it was closed for renovations.  The historic Algonquin Hotel was a famous hotel noted for the famous literary and theater figures who met daily to exchange ideas and opinions and were known as the Algonquin Round Table. The figures included Dorothy Parker and Edna Ferber to name a few.


It was time to get back to the hotel since we had an early morning on Sunday for the bike ride.

Hope you enjoyed. More to come later....