May 21, 2009

14 hours in new york

Filed under: Uncategorized — irenejk @ 2:31 pm

In about a 5 minute period on Tuesday, I decided to drive up to new york that afternoon from DC.  I didn’t really plan anything more than that.

I arrived and reveled, but ended up leaving the city the next morning because I spent an hour driving around the west village looking for parking. If I had had more patience and more reason, I could have found parking and spent more time, but I was so tired and sad, and thought, i could have been a quarter of the way home instead of making figure 8’s around 6th Ave.

It was still fun and felt so good to go back.  It was worth it to see the newly re-opened Washington Square Park!  it’s beautiful – well lit, great fountain, nice new granite benches.  Here it is!


This next picture makes me laugh because my head tilt makes it look like Hyeku and I are dating:


So the real story is that on the trip back, google helped me find a way without paying for any tolls.  I ended up taking this highway in New Jersey (206) that I wish i could drive every day.  Most of it was one or two lanes with no shoulder and the trees hugging right up against the sides and hung high over.  Some of it was just layers and layers of really bright green everywhere with front-porched houses and their gardens.  Who knew Jersey had so much prettiness to offer?  Anyway, I can’t really explain it without sounding stupid, but it was just so unexpected and so pretty and went so perfectly with Automatic for the People that i was sad when it was over, and even sadder when the other ways to avoid the tolls were ugly and involved driving through downtown Baltimore.



  1. yes SOME parts of jersey are beautiful. I must agree. wow i am getting use to living here

    Comment by Tina — May 26, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

  2. Automatic for the People can make anywhere fun and darn near anywhere gorgeous.

    Not to mention the three hit death punch combo of Man On The Moon/Nightswimming/Find The River… seriously one of the best three song sets ever stacked next to each other on an album.

    Comment by Adam T. Bramwell, Esquire — May 29, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

  3. we love each other…right?

    Comment by goo — June 3, 2009 @ 11:57 am

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