This trip has been coined #Boston2017 even though we spent most of our time in NY haha.
My bestest friends Shayna and Laura came to visit this past weekend. The countdown to this trip started months ago, time crept by until finally it was here... and then it was over with the blink of an eye! Why are you so cruel, time??! Anyway, I've known both Shayna and Laura since 7th grade and since we have so much history and devstatingly embarrassing stories about each other under our belts, it was basically us reminiscing, roasting one another, and building new memories. It feels so damn good to just have your people around you, you know? Living in a new city and trying to build new friendships can take a lot of energy out of you, so to have your childhood friends with you who already know everything about you, you can just relax and enjoy each other's company without any effort.
I could gush all day about how much I love them!!! But I won't bore you with all that cheese. Instead, here are some snapshots. Looking back now, we didn't take many pictures... if you follow my Insta, you're probably like "but you bombarded my stories all day, what are you talking about??" but those are really the only pictures I took! Alright? Chill!
We arrived on Friday night, after a day tour to Yale. It was cold as balls like you have no idea, unless you were there (and look at Laura's exposed knees!! I felt so bad for them)! Friday night after we got settled in the Airbnb we had some tacos and accidentally went to a very legit NYC, trendy bar.
The next day we had some good breakfast and headed to Brooklyn so we could walk the Brooklyn Bridge and take in the skyline of Manhattan. Slightly warmer than balls, but still chilly!
After that, we walked around Chinatown for a bit then decided to head to the MET since it was already dark and cold. The MET was beautiful and so big, we had to be careful not to lose each other. Since Shayna had been there before, Laura and I each picked a section we wanted to see and did a fairly quick walk through. Even that took 3 hours!
After the MET we were craving ramen. And I was dying for shishito peppers! I've had a shishito peppers craving for about a year. It was finally laid to rest.
We were pretty confident we could go back to the loft and chill, take a power nap and go back out... but yeah, no. We were totally pooped! We had a good sleep and the next day we packed our things, packed the car, left the car and took off for another day of adventure! Shayna left to have brunch with some friends of hers who live there (I am now realizing how cool this sentence makes her sound). Laura and I had a quick breakfast of our own and then went for a stroll through Central Park.
After that we all met up and went into the Plaza Hotel to look at something we could never have... you know how that goes. They have a cool food market under their lobby, so we got some coffee and pastries and headed to Grand Central Station. Once there, I started to feel really sick, just all over sick. Not sure from what, but I had a feeling it was because I hadn't been sleeping and my body was retaliating. We went back to the car and Laura drove home while we listened to murder mystery podcasts and I drifted in and out of sleep. I felt much, much better after some rest.
The next day we had some breakfast at home and did an afternoon Duck Boat Tour of Boston. Learned a lot I didn't know! ... oof, and honestly already forgot. Still really fun! After that we went to Legal Seafood (Laura's only request of the trip was that we have good seafood) and then dropped her off at the airport :( so sad!
Shayna and I went thrift shopping, I'll share my finds soon (because I love to see what other people find at thrift stores!). Got some tacos with our friend Vicky and called it a night. She had lunch with me at work the next day, and then she left too. Breaking my heart for the second time in two days...
Wow, if you actually read all of this and you're not Shayna, I am very impressed and flattered, thank you! Haha
Looking forward to #Boston2018!!