In honor of mother’s day, here’s a list of some of things my Mom knew were awesome before I did. Fortunately (though she never forced them on me), through her example I got around to loving them all too. Thank you Mom – you are an incredible Mom and friend.
10 things my Mom knew were awesome before I did:
1. Irish music
3. Flea Markets/Antique Stores
4. James Taylor
5. Harry Potter
6. The novels of Charles Dickens
7. Dipping fries in mayo
8. The northern lights
9. Speaking conversational French
10. Jeeves and Wooster
What things did your mom know were awesome before you did?
This Saturday my friends Dara, Chris, and I found ourselves with 3 bikes and no plans. So we set off on an epic bike ride that spanned 26+ miles, two boroughs, 3,032 dogs, and Josh Groban & David Wain sightings.
We started in Carroll Gardens and rode north to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Then we rode over to the west side bide path all the way up to 79th.
During rest stops we sometimes have to take out a jump rope and tripod and conduct an impromptu photo shoot:
The ride along the west side goes right by the Intrepid. I’m always amazed by how awesome it is.
Once you hit Riverside Park things get super Saturdayish:
At 79th street we cut over to Central Park and rode the bike loop down and back up to the top of the park.
Then we rode back down the west side and stopped at the Boat Basin. We found it in the midst of some serious Cinco de Mayo celebrations. So we joined in, a little:
Another rest stop to enjoy the view:
Back down in lower Manhattan near the construction at One World Trade Center. The put the beam up this week that made it the tallest building in NYC. Yesterday it was so foggy that you couldn’t see the top:
Back home across the Brooklyn Bridge:
(photo by Kordulak)
The last stop we made was Alma for some well deserved mexican food and drinks.