On one of the last warm days of fall in New York, Matt and I went on a little geocaching adventure. This was the first time i’ve been in about 2 years! During one summer my friend Dani and I would spend whole days just going around local areas with a hiking GPS seeing how many caches we could find before it got dark out. If you have no idea what i’m talking about, check out Geocaching.com!
We headed to a nearby park/beach that had 3 caches within walking distance. Now that I have a decent smartphone the geocaching app speeds up the process! Big fan of this mural.
We found a tiny one under this bridge
…And another one along the bushes of a baseball field. I hope to make it out ‘treasure hunting’ one more time before it gets too too cold out :) Geocaching is my favorite way to enjoy the outdoors & explore areas you frequently pass by, but wouldn’t otherwise spend time in because you haven’t had a reason to. There’s always going to be something nearby to find.
This past week/weekend i’ve been staying in a different neighborhood pet sitting. It happens to be near a rather rad coffee shop called The Cup.
Fun fact–the boyfriend and I accidentally went on our first date here two summers ago. So I guess it shares a special gushy place in my heart.
I enjoy this place because frankly, there’s nothing like it around. An expansive tea menu, vegan eats, games, music. Last week was pretty stressful, so i’m winding down with some tea, spicy fries, and taking a bit of a break from the blog.
Last Saturday New York City’s Gotham Girls Roller Derby was having a triple header, so we headed out to Coney Island to watch & hang out with some of my league mates/friends. The main event was Brooklyn vs. Bronx, but first up was the Gotham Juniors vs a junior league from Ohio (all 8-17 years old!) We left before the third bout, but they were both nothing short of inspiring.
[ setting sun during the game + some swag for my car I picked up at a cute shop on the boardwalk ]
A couple posts ago featured a little list of things I wanted to during the summer in the city, and visit Coney Island for the first time was one of them. The first must-do was to get some french fries from Nathan’s, of course. In between games the boy and I got some greasy goodness and I tried hard not to look a the calories posted on the menu.
I was excited to take some photos of the day, but it slipped my mind that it would be dark out by the time we got out of the arena. Whoops! Next time i’ll be sure not to wait until it gets totally dark out :)
I think it actually worked out for the better that I couldn’t take any photos during the day because then I would have missed out on all of the amazing lights!
Have you taken any photos at night lately? I’d love to see them!
My parents have a tandem bike in their garage, that’s been sadly hanging from the ceiling unused for years! My superhero of a boyfriend managed to somehow get it down. We took a little stroll down the back streets in fear of riding on the main road, heh. Needs a few adjustments, but other than that it was a smooth ride!
+ Coffee shops in Connecticut.
Friday night I took some photos of my little brother at a gig of his, home out East.
First outside gig of the year. Needed some recent photos to use for some new business cards. After resisting some free margaritas, we headed to Connecticut for the rest of the weekend to get up early the next day and help some friends move.
Monday morning–Exploring new places is my favorite. Even if it’s as small as a coffee shop I haven’t been to. Especially lately–I just want to see everything I can. Partially because I’ve been subtly looking for possible places to move to :)
Very minimal editing. Heading back to Long Island via ferry, had to snap a shot of this! Other highlights included: lengthy vegan breakfast menus . matt’s new pet shrimp . good zombie movies . thinking about the future
This weekend totally made up for last weekend– Going into NYC on the coldest & rainiest day, and not having our plans work out. It all evens out, right?
A couple shots from my first visit to The Lone Star State from two weeks ago! It was really nice to have a break from New York/the east coast…especially since the state of Texas is pretty much the opposite. (Or at least it seemed that way to me!)
East Austin reminded me of Brooklyn a lot– we ended up there for some free shows coincidentally on a very crowded last day of SXSW. There was so much going on!