So … last weekend was fun. And a little crazy. My friend Adam came to London and random stuff seems to kind of just happen when he’s around. We met a barking, one-legged Scotsman at my local pub, extinguished a fire in my room (turns out candles are dangerous when you leave them unattended*), had some gin and tonic (thanks to Kirsten for getting me hooked!), went to see a play in the West End (The 39 Steps), etc. Now it’s Wednesday and I’m totally ready for next weekend to happen because that means it’s almost the next weekend, which means it’s almost the next weekend when my dad will be in London, which means it’s almost time for Adam and I to go to Paris the weekend after that! THEN three weeks after Paris I’m going to Munich for the Christmas markets with my friend Kirsten, THEN I’m going to Portugal in January, THEN I’m going to Marrakech in March. I’m superriduculouslyfabulously pumped about my upcoming travels!
*About the fire: Earlier in the week I made a mental note that the flaps on my pillow case could potentially be dangerous as they’re quite close to my 3-wick candle from Bath & Body Works. Forgot about the mental note. Pillow caught on fire. Flames extinguished in shower. Pillow stuffing and molten stuff all over my room, bed, walls, table. Scary. My mom simply sent me a told-you-candles-were-dangerous text, and I went straight to Argos and bought a bedside lamp.
Anyway, between the fire and everything else, I didn’t really take any pictures of this weekend, so here are some more NYC pictures!
Side note: Because I ate so much crazy good food in the US, I’m not sure what to cook anymore. This is pretty much as creative as I’ve gotten:
Smashed avocado with lime juice, pepper, salt, red onion on toasted Italian bread with sliced fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of Balsamic vinegar.
Back to New York.
We had tons of fun at the Natural History museum because Robin’s friend works there and got us free tickets to exhibitions. Score.
Walking through Central Park made me want to move to New York immediately. I love London’s parks … but I love Central Park.
The most exciting part of the trip – going to Federal Hall. I am kind of addicted to early American history, and since I’ve also been to Mount Vernon I was pretty darn excited about seeing where Washington was inaugurated. AND! I got to see the stone where he stood. AND THE BIBLE HE TOUCHED.
Being on vacation for so long (a bit more than three weeks) made me ready for retirement. Retirement is going to be so fun. Traveling all the time, or just sitting around all day watching Gilmore Girls and drinking wine.