Little train ride from DC to Manhattan for a very fun and verrry long day, including walking 10.3 miles according to my pedometer (which actually tends to estimate low!). Here is the day in photos:
Baked by Melissa featuring teeny little silver dollar sized cupcakes- moist and flavorful- thumbs up!
Shortly followed by a stop at the ever-tempting Crumbs Bake Shop, my true Achille's heel, for a flavor I had never tried before- Lemon Meringue. Delish! Marshmellow-y cream on top with lemon curd filling. (I didn't eat ALL of it, so don't worry too much...but I got close!)
Next was a walk through Central Park en route to Museum Mile.
Funny enough, when I saw this guy (above) selling jokes, my first thought was, "Oh- Colin should do that!" haha
And then my long-time dream- THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM!!
Next came a pretzel dog from the gourmet pretzel cart outside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Complete with spiced kraut and more ketchup and mustard than anyone could ever want:
Literally across the street from the Temple is the Juilliard and the Lincoln Center, where a little adventure came. A woman asked me for the time, it was 1:50pm, and then she rushed off with masses of others into the Lincoln Center. Then came the scalpers and I discovered the New York Ballet was set to perform in 10 minutes and I decided to give it a go! The $50 I paid on the street for a $140 ticket in the first row above the orchestra level was something I could NOT pass up! I was lucky enough to sit next to a real connoisseur of the NY Ballet- she could tell which of the different choreographers had put together a dance by watching!- and the performance was a tribute to Broadway Musicals, including several numbers from West Side Story- my favorite!! :D
Honestly, I didn't even know what the ballet was going to be before I bought the ticket, so I was pleasantly surprised :) Obviously no photos of the performance, but here's a couple from the inside:
And then I saw Raj! After 2 years! Love her!! We feasted on some delights from the Grand Central Market.