Summer In The City

April 26, 2009 at 8:42 am 11 comments

I had such a great day yesterday!  The weather was beautiful I got to hang out with 2 amazing girls and then have a barbeque at my parents.  Really can it get much better?  I have a ton of pictures to share and want to get back outside to enjoy this summery day as well so I’m just going to jump right into the recap of yesterday.

I woke up early and ate a container of Peach Chobani. 

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While reading some blogs, then it was time to start getting ready.  I showered got dressed and ran out the door, I had the train times all mixed up and kept thinking I was catching a 10:07 but was actually taking the 10:23, the trains run every hour on the weekends on the 23’s to the city and the 07’s are the way home from the city.  Silly mistake but I got there with plenty of time to spare.  The train was so crowded because there was a Mets game yesterday at 1 so my train was packed and I got the worst seat you could get, all the way in the back of one of the cars with no window to look out of, made for a boring ride, but I used the time to listen to one of Jillian Michael’s podcasts, that made the train ride fly by.

Once my train pulled into Penn Station I met Vani and Sarah who sweetly met me right in the station since I would never have been able to find my way to PB & Co.  It was so nice of them and I can’t thank them enough, it was nice stepping off the train and seeing 2 friendly faces right away.  We walked about 30 blocks and the weather was absolutely gorgeous, perfect day to walk around.  We talked on the way about blogs and fitness of course!

Pb & Co was adorable!  I got the special sandwich of the week called the Pina Colada, it was their smooth operator pb, with pineapple jam, and coconut on wheat bread.  It was supposed to come with Cream Cheese but I’ve never liked that so I had it left off.  The sandwich was delicious!

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I’ve never seen pineapple jam in the store before but now I’m determined to find it.

I also had some of Vani’s sampler platter it came with all of 8 of their pb’s and fun dippers of celery, carrots, apples, and melba toast crackers.  I tried the dark chocolate dream (which Vani correctly compared to pb chocolate frosting) and the White Chocolate wonderful.


Look at all the pb!  She kindly let me take home the container of Smooth Operator.

After lunch the girls lead me to a Tasti-D-Lite because everytime somebody posts something from there my mouth waters, and I don’t have any near me.  I sampled a pb flavor.

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But then got a small cup of Vanilla with rainbow sprinkles.

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After dessert Sarah and Vani crossed the street to get bubble tea which I sampled some of.  I thought it was very tasty but so weird!  I don’t know what it is but today I have a craving for some.  Weird right?  They told me it was like crack I should have believed them!  Here’s a picture of the 3 of us, me with my dessert and Sarah and Vani with their bubble tea.

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After a pit stop at CVS for Sarah,  (How are your feet today?)  we walked down to the Union Square Greenmarket. I didn’t take any pictures but Sarah did so check out her recap.  I did sample a few of the goods as well.

After our trip through the market Sarah and Vani once again escorted me to Penn Station!  I can’t thank them enough for being so kind as to come meet me there and taking me back!  I was sad our day was over but hopefully we’ll get together soon, I hope to take them to one of the beaches around here when they get the chance to come to NJ.  One thing I can say about the bloggers I’ve met so far is they are all really sweet and very fun people to spend time with!

On the train ride home I ate the potato chips I got at PB and Co.

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After my train ride home I met Andrew at my parents house for a little barbeque after my hot walk around the city and a long day of train rides I decided to indulge in a little alcoholic beverage.

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Does it get any better then a cold cider after a warm summer day?  God I wish I could drink beer though once summer comes around.

After spending some time in the sun the past few days I’m finally starting to see some color, check out my arm next to pale sister’s.

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I think next to her anybody would be tan.

Everyone enjoyed the weather even camera shy Bailey!

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My dad threw some steaks on the grill for dinner.

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To start with dinner I had a salad with romaine lettuce and light caesar dressing.

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And then I had a small piece of steak.

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After dinner Andrew, my dad, and I ran to Lowes to pick out some plants, which we’ll be planting later today, I’ll be sure to take some pictures.

Today on our agenda we have taking a walk down by the bay, going to Andrew’s grandma’s house to celebrate her birthday, then spray painting some of our deck furniture, washing our cars, and another bbq at my parents house.  Plus some errands thrown in there along the way I’m sure.

Enjoy this beautiful Sunday!


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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sharon  |  April 26, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Oh wow, what a blast!!! AND PB LOOOVVVEE!!

  • 2. Mara @ What's For Dinner?  |  April 26, 2009 at 9:57 am

    What a wonderful day!!!

  • 3. Vani  |  April 26, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Love the recap — I had a great time yesterday!! Can’t wait for beaches and bbqs 🙂

  • 4. ellie  |  April 26, 2009 at 11:56 am

    looks like so much fun! PB and Co is such a cute store- your sandwich sounds great!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

  • 5. Sarah  |  April 26, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    i can’t wait for beaches and bbqs, either!! i had such a fun time with you and vani — i’m glad you had fun, too. we’ll do it again soon 🙂

    feet are ok, thanks for asking! i smeared them with diaper rash ointment (haha) and covered them with bandaids. they’re on a temporary flipflop hiatus for a while, needless to say.

  • 6. brandi  |  April 26, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    what a fun weekend! that sandwich sounds so interesting – I would have so much trouble deciding what to eat there!

  • 7. elise  |  April 26, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    fun day in the city…hooray for warm weather (finally)

  • 8. ksgoodeats  |  April 26, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Aw that sounds like so much fun! PB & Co and Tasti are two of the main reasons I want to go to NYC!!

    I can not WAIT for the first BBQ of the summer – I adore summer parties!

  • 9. broccolihut  |  April 26, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    SO jealous of your trip to PB & Co. It’s lifelong dream of mine to visit:)

  • 10. lisaheartspizza  |  April 27, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    What an awesome day! I need to make it to PB & co soon! And I would never choose vanilla Tasty-D-lite over peanut butter! I love peanut butter tasty-d-lite so so so so much! maybe you were PB-ed out?

  • 11. dailygoods  |  April 28, 2009 at 8:01 am

    omg pb&co! thats so funnn! glad you had such a great meetup 🙂 i would LOVE that sandwich you ordered. ive never seen pinapple jam either. yummayyyyy! such a fun weekend, glad the weather was perfect for you

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