On this most wonderful Inauguration Day, and Martin Luther King Day, I thought I'd FINALLY get back to my blog and share my adventures back east. . .
i arrived at the home of my childhood friend in Silver Spring, Maryland, just in time to celebrate New Year's Eve. On the 2nd, Karen took me down to the mall to see the White House. I was SOOO sad to see that they had already taken down the Christmas decorations. A security guard heard me whining and explained that they had just taken them down early in the morning. Too early in my opinion! Fortunately, the National Christmas tree was still aglow.
On the 3rd, Karen and I took the bus up to Brooklyn. I am in love with this city! I adore the row houses, the restaurants, the whole scene.
We stayed in the Park Slope neighborhood, and within a few blocks you could eat almost any ethnic food you desired. We had great Middle Eastern, Italian and Columbian food, where we started with avocado fries! They were surprisingly delicious!
When my time in Brooklyn was sadly over, we hopped on the subway, back to Manhattan, and took the bus back to Maryland.
Though I had my new cape from Anthropologie, a wooly hat from a handmade shop in Brooklyn, and crocheted wrist warmers, I can't remember being so cold! And that's coming from a girl who grew up in Wyoming. Maybe my pipe dream of living in Brooklyn isn't all that realistic. So back to So. Cal. I came, where we had record low temps for a couple weeks (and New York got up into the 60s!). Whatever! We're now back to our comfortable 70 degree winter weather. I do love it here! Now that I got all that off my chest, I promise to move on and keep up with my blogging a little better.