Sunday, May 25, 2014

No Sleep Til......

It has been too long since Matt and I spent a romantic weekend together.
With summer just around the corner, we decided to take a little break and spend some much needed alone time together. 
Matt cashed in some of his points from his Amex account and we stayed at a swanky hotel in Brooklyn and pretended we were hipsters.
We started out day by going to Queens and exploring the site of the 1964 World's Fair.
What a cool place. 

The landmarks are abandoned and all rusted out, but there are also areas that look like they were taken straight from a 1964 postcard. 

After exploring that area of Queens, we drove to Brooklyn to check into the hotel and see what it had to offer.

I'd never really been to Brooklyn before and I was really missing out.

We had dinner at the Shake Shack and I even saw a sort of famous person as we walked through Brooklyn Heights, an actor named Maulik Pancholy.

He was in  Weeds, 30 Rock and some other shows. He also is one of the voices in the Phineas and Ferb cartoon, he plays Baljeet. (I have no idea who that is.)
I don't know why I find it so exciting when we see someone from TV in the city, but I think it's one of the coolest things. 

 We walked out to the pier and looked out on the city as we talked and reconnected. 
The sky was getting dark and the wind was picking up, so we headed back to our hotel, but not in time to miss a big rainstorm.

Not to worry, we had umbrellas......back at the hotel.
We got drenched. 
It was actually kind of fun.
We fell asleep listening to the pouring rain and sounds of the city.

The next day we grabbed breakfast and went to the Brooklyn Flea.
There were so many cool treasures there, we didn't buy anything because it was so overpriced due to the trendy neighborhood.

We had lunch from the Milk Truck, a gourmet grilled cheese food truck that had a booth set up at the event, and ate as a band played and cute little hipster kids with little skinny jeans and flannel danced to the music.

We didn't talk about the 400 things that are constantly weighing on our shoulders and we just enjoyed the city and being together. 

It was just what we needed and we're going to try and spend some weekends away more often, it was so nice.


  1. Love it! How nice thro have such a great city for little get-aways. Dianna lives in Brooklyn and I loved it too!

  2. James and Lilly would love to teach you who Baljeet is. :) If you want to know.