A month ago, Joel and I had a "date weekend" in the city.
We went to the temple on Friday night and hung out on the rooftop lawn at the Lincoln Center afterward.
It's such a treat to find a nice patch of lawn in the city that's not overly crowded. We sprawled out and talked about our baby and good food. Two popular topics around our house. It was so relaxing. We will have to make this a post-temple tradition.
We grabbed a couple of hot dogs from Gray's Papaya to eat on our walk to our favorite pizza place.
After dinner we headed to our friend's apartment to stay the night. The next morning we visited The Cloisters. It's been at the top of my list of things to see in the city.
Joel loved the the park around the museum. It is a sanctuary from the busy city--so lush and green, but a very different vibe than Central Park. We could've stayed there all day.
The museum itself was incredible. It was like a quick stop in Europe.
I love my pal. He's pretty cute and I really enjoy being with him.
After The Cloisters, we grabbed some Shake Shack for lunch and had a picnic in Sheep Meadow. It was a hot summer day and, apparently, that means drop your clothes and lay out in your underwear. We found a shady spot and I took a nap for 45 min while Joel watched a soccer game on his phone. Pure bliss, I tell you.
On our way to The High Line we stopped at Doughnut Plant to try their Peanut Butter & Jelly doughnut I've been craving since I saw it on The Food Network years ago. We also got Coconut Lime and Hazelnut Nutella. All delicious but, sadly, not worth the hype (or the price). Hands down, our favorite donut is the blueberry donut from Banbury Cross in SLC, UT. Sorry, New York.
The High Line. I think we'll be taking repeated trips here with our baby in tow. It is such a cool place.
Happy, but oh so tired from walking up and down the city.
I can't wait to get my energy back after this pregnancy.
We jumped on a train home and got back just in time for a night with our friends. Joel saw World War Z with a group of guys in the ward (they call it Male-richment night), while I relaxed with my fellow pregnant friend, Nicki.
It was a great weekend. We really must do some more city exploring before this babe comes. If only I can convince my nearly 9 months pregnant self to venture into the sauna that is New York City in the summer. Blech.