We broke the rules! ooooo. Come ON Long Island.. it is a little ridiculous to ban dogs from our beaches.. it's not even Memorial Day yet.. I understand "no dogs" in the summer, but in the off season? That's ok. I told Matt we weren't really breaking the rules because Boo isn't a dog.. he's a Boo.
Matt had the day off yesterday because he was in a golf tournament in the morning. (Fact: boyfriend loves. LOVES. loves. golf. and he's pretty darn amazing at it.) That means Boo and I got to play with him all afternoon, (after the tournament) so we drove down to the beach for a little frolicking in the sand.
Boo loves the beach, but now I think I need to keep his leash on because I didn't know he loved the water so much. I was afraid he was going to take off swimming and he has really short legs.. no match for ocean waves! Silly man.
^in response to the photo above: hahahaha.. hahahahaha.. HA
It was super foggy down by the water, but it was still about 73 degrees so it was pretty amazing. I love Matt's days off (and so does Boo.)
After the beach and some Chipotle for lunch I hopped on the train to meet some friends in the city for dinner. I didn't feel like taking the subway or a cab, so I walked to the restaurant. Great idea in theory, but I forgot that meant I had to walk through Times Square. What a nightmare!!! Oh my goodness. With the warmer weather comes the crowds.. It is stressful to plow through them in Times Square. It was easier walking the opposite way.. after the $5 Hurricanes with dinner and my friend Alex leading the way (she works in the middle of the madness, so she's a pro.)
I love the city, but crowds make me anxious. My family and I went to Italy 5 years ago and we just happened to be at the Vatican at the exact moment that the Pope decided to address the people from his window.. pretty awesome! Except it meant that the entire square filled to the brim with people and it was already 103 degrees and I was freaking out. My sister had to remind me to breathe. Massive crowds= booooooo... and not my dog!
Luckily, most of Manhattan isn't like Times Square. It's just normal amounts of crowded.. not "I can't get through this wall of people" crowded.
Phew. I made it. It's kind of funny that the first part of my day was spent at an almost completely desolate beach and the last part was spent in the middle of Manhattan. Life is funny, I love it.