Friday, August 28, 2015

Brunch at The Dead Rabbit

Summer always seems to just fly by so quickly. I read something the other day that said that the reason it seems like time goes by much quicker when you're older is because the ratio of let's say, one minute, to the time you've been alive gets smaller and smaller. It makes sense. I mean, the limit of 1/x as x is 0. Sorry, is that too much math? Anyway, every summer, I feel that little pang of nostalgia when I think about kids going back to (or starting) university. I miss the hectic runs to Target to pick up a new loofah and shower flip flops. I miss trying to cram everything into the car and freaking out when the garbage bag holding my comforter tears. I miss being cool and fresh and young. But, what I miss most of all is living in a community of my peers and hanging out with my friends basically every day. These days, every hangout with a friend is extra precious because it has to be scheduled and planned and takes more effort to execute.

We had barely seen each other at all this summer (despite making lofty plans to go to the beach and visit museums) so last weekend I met up with D in the city for a little girlie bonding time. I left my car at a parking garage in Harrison and hopped on the Path going to WTC and then walked down to meet her by the Charging Bull. Then, we walked around Battery Park and then headed to a supremely delicious brunch at The Dead Rabbit in FiDi.
The weather was super gorgeous. A few days before, it was humid and nasty but then a big rain came through in time to give us a supreme weekend.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

48 Hours in Ithaca (Part 2)

Yesterday I shared just half of what we did during our long weekend in Ithaca and today I'm sharing the rest.

We were seriously blessed with delicious weather. Thursday evening, it stormed really hard, thunder, lightning, the works. The rest of the weekend was gorgeous with picturesque blue skies, fluffy white clouds, and most importantly, low humidity.
I already shared about our hotel, Buttermilk Falls, and the Cascadilla Gorge trail. Today, I'll be talking about Cornell (sunset over Libe Slope and the Plantations) and the Ithaca Farmers Market.

Monday, August 24, 2015

48 Hours in Ithaca (Part 1)

Ithaca, NY is one of my favorite places in the world. I spent four and a half grueling years there, learning, growing, and making friends and it will forever be a special place to me.

For a while, I was brainstorming where we should go for a fun family mini break. I thought maybe The Hamptons and then I thought maybe the Jersey Shore and looked for airbnb rentals that were dog friendly. After having some not-so-great luck finding suitable places (re: pretty but affordable), it hit me that we should visit Ithaca! None of us had been back since my sister had graduated in 2013. That's two years, which is the longest I've gone without visiting Ithaca since I first went up as a pre-frosh in 2004.

It was actually the perfect setting for George Michael; Ithaca is a great place for pooches. I'm sharing all of the fun things we did, which also happen to be dog friendly activities.

I'll be splitting this into two posts because I just have too much to share to squeeze it into one entry. And, as usual, I'm sharing all about the food over on my food blog (how appropriate).
We packed up on Thursday evening, had a restful sleep, and then got on the road around 8.
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