Playing: Not a Love Song-Ross Lynch
Reading: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Day 2 was terribly cold and even my relatives that came to join us, who live in New Jersey, thought it was freezing. I could not feel my toes that day and my brother would tease me every time I stomped my foot on the sidewalk to get some feeling back. According to the news it was less than 20°F that day and the coldest I've ever experienced in California is 36°F, so it was definitely a shock to my system.
I chose Lily's Restaurant for breakfast because it was so wonderfully artsy. Everything was organic and sustainable with statues and paintings decorating the whole place. Although a tad too pricey for breakfast, my whole family enjoyed their meals very much. I got the smoked salmon on bagel, which was served so nicely and as you can see, I started to spread the cream cheese before I took a photo. I really enjoyed the yellow tomatoes in it and the whole wheat bagel for a change because I usually get mine with red tomatoes and on a garlic bagel.
After our breakfast, we just walked around and waited for my relatives' train to come in. I love the sleek glass skyscrapers and how they seem to stretch on and on. I love geometric buildings because they just look so clean and modern. These buildings are one of the many reasons why I love New York so much.
We ended up going back to our hotel to get a hat for my dad, so we went to the Eden Fine Art Gallery because I had been wanting to go. Super playful and imaginative, but not something I would buy. It reminds me of the art you see at festivals and such.
When we got back on the street, we passed American Girl, which I loved when I was in 4th-6th grade. I love older fashion, so I always enjoyed looking through their catalogs and my parents actually got two dolls for me. Although I don't play with them anymore, I have found memories of them and the 19th century clothing I bought for them.
We just continued to walk around and we found this nice pocket with a clever fountain. I quite like the statue in the middle of the fountain. I love how New York has all these little pockets filled with art. Wish my town was more like that.
Although this trip, we tried to avoid the super touristy areas, we still had to stop at Times Square because I adore the feeling of life happening there, the pulse of life and so on. I also like looking for people from foreign countries there. I eavesdropped on French tourists' conversations and passed it off as "practicing" my French skills.
We turned down a street and came across Famous Dave's, which is supposed to be known for excellent BBQ and it was rather good. My brother and I shared the Southside Rib Tips with Drunken Apple and Mac N' Cheese. The rub was so good that we didn't even use any BBQ sauce, but I didn't like how one bite, the meat would be tough and the next bite, it'd be all fat. This restaurant must be pretty well known because when I texted my uncle to let him know where we were, he texted me back with, "I've been wanting to try that place. My friends say it's really good and I think I could go for a second lunch, so I'll join you guys." My uncle is friends with foodies, so must be good, right? Stay tune for the rest of Day 2!