After this rewind post, I’ll be caught up! Yay!
Marc’s parents visited us last weekend. Although the forecast kept threatening rain, it was a beautiful weekend in New York and a great time for them to visit. They arrived in town Thursday evening, and we all had dinner at Black Iris, a neighborhood favorite of ours. We figured you can’t go wrong with BYO Middle Eastern.
We started Friday off with a trip to Murray’s Bagels, which both Marc and I have been craving for a while. We finished off Friday with a show. We saw The Pitman Painters, which we all really enjoyed. We hunted unsuccessfully for post-theatre dinner for a while before finally eating off the late-night menu at The Redhead.
Saturday was gorgeous, so we wanted to spend it outdoors. We got our usual weekend banh mi and then headed up to Central Park. We wandered around for a while and spent some time watching the Central Park Dance Skaters, which were immensely entertaining. We then moved on to stroll down the High Line. The High Line is my favorite spot in the city for watching the sunset. We tried to visit a German bar in the neighborhood, but after the incompetence and rudeness of the staff while we were waiting for a table, we left and headed back to Brooklyn to visit our favorite German bar. We eventually made our way over to Grimaldi’s.
giant sandwich at the Flea
I made some sad French toast for everyone on Sunday morning,1 and then we adventured around Brooklyn. We took his parents to the Brooklyn Flea, and we discovered a new (or at least new to us) farmers market on Atlantic. (I got some wonderfully addictive curried cashews there!) We brunched (again) at Cubana Cafe, and got Marc’s parents to help us with our grocery shopping. Marc’s dad made dinner for us that night, and we spent a relaxing evening at home.
On Monday, we rented a car and drove upstate to look for fall. We only had to cross the George Washington Bridge into New Jersey before we found breathtaking beauty! Our trip was definitely a success. We saw lots of beautiful foliage and we acquired two lovely pumpkins. We also made a stop at Stew Leonard’s, a grocery store which Marc apparently had learned about in college. We discovered the usefulness of Google maps on my phone when trying to drive back into the city to get me back in time for my fiction class.
New Jersey fall
Marc’s parents left on Tuesday. I’m so glad that the weather held while they were visiting; since then, it’s been overcast and generally dreary. It was nice to be able to do outdoors things with them! It was, of course, also nice to see them!
1 Do not attempt to make French toast with the egg whites that come in a container. They are way too liquidy, and your French toast will be ugly. It might taste fine, but no one likes ugly French toast. Please learn from my mistake.