A trip over memorial day weekend to visit my buddy spencer. first time to new york = awesome.
Thursday: Arrived at JFK after a red eye flight from la. Took subway into manhattan and met Spencer at his place. Slept for an hour or so and got up. Rode bikes all through downtown, financial district, trade center, Brooklyn bridge, drank a beer on the bridge, drank a beer by the hudsen, and back. Regrouped and met his friend Sarah for margaritas. Drunk. Spilled drink. Spencer spills drink. Walked through times square, spun around. Met her roomate at another bar. Free drinks. Wandered home by 4am. exhausted.
Friday: up at noon. Biked to farmers market. Biked up through midtown in crazy traffic. Wandered through central park. Turtle pond. Strawberry fields. Hung out in grassy field. Irish pub beer. Rode back along Hudson river. Rode by aircraft carriers. Ate a deluxe meat platter for dinner at a ukranian place. Back to apartment to regroup. Took subway across to Brooklyn and met buddies at a bar called Turkeys Nest. Had huge 32 oz. Margarita in a styrofoam cup. Watched mariners beat Yankees (on tv). Met up with tom gibson. Giraffe fighting. Autobahn. Moved to different bar called the levy. Had a drink special called the Tex Mex. Consisted of a shot of tequila and a beer. Yum. Had five of them with spencer. Played buck shot. Made friends with bouncer. Stumbled home on subway at 5 am. More giraffe fights. Pole dancing in subway. Flute accordion playing pop songs. Headstands in street. More giraffe fights. Sleep. dreamt of giraffe fighting.
Slept in. Hung out on roof. Empire state building at night. Pizza. Back home. Watched freakonomics.
Ferry to governers island. Barely got into beer festival. Ate good food. Drank free beer. Played frisbee in huge field. Ferry back to manhattan. walked by a bomb threat in the financial district. sleep.
Bloody marys on the roof. Natural history museum. dinosaurs. Cool planetarium. Staten island ferry ride. Dinner at Katz. Chilled at apartment with Ben Rezendes. ate chips.
Breakfast with Spencer at a diner in the east village. Parted ways. Top of the rock. Rockafellar center. Walked by radio city music hall. Took subway to airport. fly. exhausted.