Monday, August 04, 2008
New York City!!!! Day 2
After sleeping in (we decided that after being up for 20 hours the day before with traveling, walking, show, etc we would just wake up "naturally") and eating our pastries/muesli, we caught our bus into the city and went to Chelsea Market. This is such a fun little place. Unfortunately, we didn't think ahead to order tickets for something at Food Network (Guy Fieri was filming a show!). However, we did enjoy watching the people at Sarabeth's make some bread dough. Then we went to The Manhattan Fruit Exchange. WOW! This place has wonderful looking produce for cheap (like HALF what it is in MS). We even found GA peaches for 2lb/$1.49 (once again, less than half what it is in MS ON SALE!). They had a huge display of mushrooms, cheese, greens, and even FRESH almonds. Amazing! After that we walked around Greenwich Village trying to figure out what to do (bad idea...go with a plan!). finally, we decided to eat. Mama chose this deli that had a pay by the pound buffet. SO GOOD! I had broccolini, celophane noodle salad, curry chicken, grilled veggies, tomato cucumber salad, a piece of sesame pork, and cantelope. Yum! At this point we went back to scope out Rockefeller Plaza and got tickets for Mary Poppins! Then we made the subway trip to the Bronx for a Yankees game which we did NOT have tickets for. Not smart in the final season! We got there and the cheapest seats were $280!!! NO WAY! We sat around and Daddy stalked the ticket counters. Finally he found a vendor that got seats in Monument Park, an area in front of the visitors' bullpen with folding chairs. It ended up being a great seat! I got my yearly hot dog and enjoyed it. Then after the 7th inning we shared some Dip-N-Dots. YUM! We even got on the Jumbotron, saw 5 homeruns, and saw Mariano Rivera walk right past us! Made for a fun day. PS - Yankees lost 13-5!